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Bill Cosby is an icon of stand up comedy. And that's understatement. If there was a Mt. Rushmore for stand up comedy, there's no question that Bill Cosby's head would be chiseled upon it. We can save the debate for the other three heads for another time, but anyone who claims that Bill Cosby's head doesn't belong in it doesn't know anything about comedy.

Anyone between the age of 30 and 60 listened to his comedy albums Himself, For Adults Only and To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With... as well as all the best of's and compilations. Each and every one are in the canon of comedy. What was exceptional about Bill Cosby is that while he never went dark or swore or said anything that could be described as derogatory. He never made fun of anyone (literally) and he never said anything you couldn't repeat to your grandmother, but he spoke to each generation. In any household his routine about feeding his children chocolate cake for breakfast while his wife was away was a comedy bit that both the kids, the teenagers, the parents and the grandparents could all sit around and laugh at. That is an almost impossible task.

How did Bill Cosby pull that off? I'm not sure. He just took the collective experiences we all had (when you think about it, Chocolate cake and breakfast share a lot of similarities. Eggs. Milk... see?!?) and then showed them to us in a hilarious light.

He did the same with his dentist routine as well, which is one of the funniest things I heard when I was seven years old.

Bill Cosby of course hasn't just been a stand up comedian. He's been a humanitarian, an activist and a family man. He speaks his mind (he has been very outspoken about the African American community) because as Don Rickles used to say when he was 80 "What can they do to me now?"

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Bill Cosby

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  • Birth Name

    William Henry Cosby Jr.

  • D.O.B

    July 12, 1937

  • Age

    80

  • Hometown

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

  • Years Active

    1962–present

  • Website

    http://www.billcosby.com/


Bill Cosby is an icon of stand up comedy. And that's understatement. If there was a Mt. Rushmore for stand up comedy, there's no question that Bill Cosby's head would be chiseled upon it. We can save the debate for the other three heads for another time, but anyone who claims that Bill Cosby's head doesn't belong in it doesn't know anything about comedy.

Anyone between the age of 30 and 60 listened to his comedy albums Himself, For Adults Only and To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With... as well as all the best of's and compilations. Each and every one are in the canon of comedy. What was exceptional about Bill Cosby is that while he never went dark or swore or said anything that could be described as derogatory. He never made fun of anyone (literally) and he never said anything you couldn't repeat to your grandmother, but he spoke to each generation. In any household his routine about feeding his children chocolate cake for breakfast while his wife was away was a comedy bit that both the kids, the teenagers, the parents and the grandparents could all sit around and laugh at. That is an almost impossible task.

How did Bill Cosby pull that off? I'm not sure. He just took the collective experiences we all had (when you think about it, Chocolate cake and breakfast share a lot of similarities. Eggs. Milk... see?!?) and then showed them to us in a hilarious light.

He did the same with his dentist routine as well, which is one of the funniest things I heard when I was seven years old.

Bill Cosby of course hasn't just been a stand up comedian. He's been a humanitarian, an activist and a family man. He speaks his mind (he has been very outspoken about the African American community) because as Don Rickles used to say when he was 80 "What can they do to me now?"

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34 Hilarious Bill Cosby Quotes and Jokes
I said to a guy, "Tell me, what is it about cocaine that makes it so wonderful," and he said, "Because it intensifies your personality." I said, "Yes, but what if you're an asshole?"

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