If you haven't seen the classic Bill Cosby Stand Up Himself special, then you should clear your schedule, put your feet up and watch this classic comedy show immediately. Every kid I knew growing up had this either on record (yes, an album) or a cassette tape (yes, a cassette tape.) I used to wear this out and laugh til I cried as he went over classic bits like drunk people walking and talking, going to the dentist and of course the classic chocolate cake bit.
One of my favorite as a kid was trying to learn the voice that Bill Cosby did when he did the dentist bit. It was basically adding another "ba" syllable before the second syllable of every word. Me and my friends used to sit in our bedrooms and listen to this Bill Cosby stand up and practice over and over again. And then go to school the next day and make our classmates laugh until they cried. Thanks, Bill.
Bill Cosby is one of the most hallowed comedians and actors in the history of comedy. He is a giant when it comes to not only stand up, but TV sitcoms as well. He has been active for over five decades in some form of entertainment. Any comedian who is known at all has Bill Cosby as an influence. Even though he has worked clean (he rarely swears, as you can see in this classic stand up clip), everyone from Eddie Murphy to Louis CK to Jerry Seinfeld have mentioned Bill Cosby as someone who helped shape their stand up or helped get them into doing stand up comedy and becoming a comedian. Bill is one of the greatest of all time without question. He has taken real life experiences and put them into hilariously classic stand up bits. Anyone between the ages of 30 and 60 probably grew up listening to his comedy records. And this clip of Bill Cosby Stand Up is one of those reasons why.