Bill Cosby is back to doing what made him famous, stand up comedy. It was the first time Bill has hit the stage since his sexual assault trial back in 2015.
Monday’s performance, which took place at an event to honour drummer and jazz great Tony Williams, was a last-minute gig and the entertainer’s first in almost three years.
The show was in Philly at LaRose Jazz Club and he did it alongside a jazz quartet. Cosby didn’t make jokes about his trial, most of his material was about the fact that he’s going blind.
Cosby heads back to court in April for the retrial of his sexual assault case and new jury selection will begin in March. His first trial this past June ended in a mistrial.
Online video footage showed a casually dressed Mr Cosby, seated on a stool in the club in front of a small crowd. He can be heard joking about how he “used to be a comedian” and the reaction he receives when he walks into things.
“There’s a perfectly good word called ‘stop’,” he said, adding: “Not ‘oh-oh-oh-oh-oh’.”