When I was a kid, I'm not sure if there was anything funnier than this Bill Cosby Dentists clip from his comedy stand up Himself. This was possibly the funniest thing I had ever heard in my life. And as I got older, I think I know why. Not only does everyone hate the trip to the dentist (seriously, no one likes the dentist. No one.) So immediately you can relate to the nervousness everyone has about a trip to get their teeth worked on. But when he goes into the routine about getting the shot and having to try to talk to the dentist with a mouth full of novocaine, well, that had me rolling on my bed laughing til I couldn't breathe. I would listen to Himself over and over and over again. I never got tired of it. Nothing was as funny as this Bill Cosby Dentists routine.
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 the Bill Cosby Dentists routine is one of those reasons why.