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Watch Bill Cosby Walk a Tightrope with Jimmy Fallon on His Back

Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show of guest Bill Cosby walking a tightrope after Jimmy Fallon jumps on him piggyback-style for the ride, because why not? Click through to watch Cosby get more and more irritated when Fallon can't help but bring out his Cosby impression.

Watch Bill Cosby on Last Night's 'Letterman'

Bill Cosby was a guest on last night's Late Show, and the comedy legend told the above story about going to see earlier comedy legend Jack Benny perform. Click through to watch the second part of Cosby's interview with Dave as well as his five-minute standup set.

Bill Cosby Basically Took Over Jimmy Fallon's Show Last Night

Bill Cosby's been making the rounds to promote his new Comedy Central special, and while he took issue with Jay Leno's stage, he found even more to critique on Jimmy Fallon's show, from The Roots to the audience to Jimmy's copy of Fatherhood. Watch below as he plans his own funeral and gives Jimmy some sage advice on aging.

Comedy Central to Air Bill Cosby's First Standup Special in 30 Years

Comedy Central announced today that they'll be airing Bill Cosby's new standup special, entitled Bill Cosby: Far from Finished, the comedian's first televised special since his wildly influential 1983 release Bill Cosby: Himself. The cable network will air the special on Sunday, November 24th. Far from Finished was directed by Robert Townsend and compiled from material Cosby performed at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center earlier this summer. A special from a classy veteran entertainer like Cosby is a big get for Comedy Central, and it's especially exciting considering that he hasn't put out a new special in decades.

It's That Episode: Jon Daly, Bill Cosby, John Daly and Ed Hardy Condoms

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Jon Daly (Kroll Show, Betas) joins Craig for a special commercial episode of "It's That Episode." Bill Cosby gulps down New Coke, Golfer John Daly grips it and rips it, and Christian Audigier sells condoms. You'll learn about the time Jon filmed a sketch with Audigier and you'll hear a lot about Andre Agassi's wig filled tennis career.

Download now (MP3), listen on iTunes here, stream the full episode below, or listen on Sirius/XM Radio, Channel 406, [...]

SXSW Announces Comedy Lineup: Bill Cosby, Good Neighbor, and More

Austin-based giant arts festival South by Southwest (SXSW) just announced the comedy portion of its 2014 lineup. Here's a rundown of what the festival will feature:

  • An evening with Bill Cosby, presented by Funny Or Die
  • Above Average, Lorne Michaels's company Broadway Video's YouTube channel, holding a showcase of past and present SNL performers that features performances by Fred Armisen, Good Neighbor (Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Nick Rutherford, and Dave McCary), standup from Sasheer Zamata, Chris Gethard, and host Tim Robinson
  • A live installment of The Chris Gethard Show
  • James Adomian's character show Conspiracy Theory Live with Jesse Ventura
  • Showcases from local standup juggernauts The Meltdown with [...]

11 Uniquely Brilliant Standup Specials of 2013

As with most years, 2013 saw an overwhelming amount of excellent standup, far too much to ever catalogue. But the greatest specials of the year were unique and inventive; many played with the very idea of a special itself, while others featured profoundly personal stories spun into brilliant standup. What they share is their distinctness — each of these comics has made a special that captures their own undeniable form of genius. Here are the most distinctive, memorable standup specials of 2013.

'The Tonight Show' Almost Broke Bill Cosby Last Night

Bill Cosby was on The Tonight Show last night to promote his new standup special, but instead he spent the first few minutes deconstructing the entire idea of a late night show by walking into the audience rather than to Jay's desk, then managing to get through an entire segment without really talking to the host at all. Below, he talks about his very first appearance on The Tonight Show

Seinfeld, Romano, Silverman, Oswalt, Buress, and More Reminisce About 'Bill Cosby: Himself'

"Bill Cosby's like Dad and Richard Pryor's like your dirty old uncle. You know what I mean? Uncle Richard would, like, sneak you beers and give you firecrackers at Thanksgiving. Bill Cosby is like every comedian's father."

-Comedian Eric Andre reflecting on the concert film Bill Cosby: Himself in a 30th anniversary piece in GQ that also features Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress, and Larry Wilmore sharing their thoughts on the wildly influential performance.

Bill Cosby Was Great Again on 'Jimmy Fallon' Last Night

Bill Cosby's appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon are always memorable, and last night's was no exception. Fallon needs to bring this guy back for a whole week, Timberlake style.

Hit the jump for the rest of Cosby's Late Night appearance, which includes plenty of dancing:

Bill Cosby Is Starring in a New Family Sitcom for NBC

Bill Cosby is coming back to television and to the network that aired his most popular show. THR reports that Cosby has signed on to star in a new family sitcom for NBC. The untitled series will focus on Cosby as the head of a multigenerational family, exploring Cosby's views on marriage and parenting. Cosby has teamed with Tom Werner, who produced The Cosby Show with him for the network, to work on the project, and they're currently searching for writers for it.

Back in November, Cosby told Yahoo! TV that he was working on a family sitcom that "would [satisfy] the people who have come to [...]

Bill Cosby Chastised Jon Stewart for Swearing In His Standup

Bill Cosby has been working hard to promote his new standup special on the late night circuit, and each appearance is more brilliant than the last. He dropped by The Daily Show last night, and while Jon wouldn't let him wander into the audience again, he managed to get in some nice physical humor with the show's swivel chair, as well as chastise Jon for his sweary language and tell some good stories about Lenny Bruce. Check out the rest of the interview below – it's well worth it.

Bill Cosby Is Making a New Family Comedy and Rebooting 'Fat Albert' for TV

Bill Cosby is getting back into TV. The sitcom veteran told Yahoo! that he's teamed up with Cosby Show producer Tom Werner to work on a new family sitcom that he says, "would [satisfy] the people who have come to me in public places and said, 'Can't you put something on that I can watch?" Here's Cosby discussing the project more:

"I want to be able to deliver a wonderful show to [a] network because there is a viewership out there that wants to see comedy and warmth and love and surprise and cleverness, without going into the party attitude.

"They would like to see a married couple [...]

It's That Episode: Natasha Rothwell Gets Family Friendly with 'The Cosby Show'

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Natasha Rothwell (UCB's The Curfew) drops by to watch a feel good episode of The Cosby Show. Listen as Natasha and Craig discuss why the Huxtables should make big money decisions together, how you shouldn't be truthful if you hate a gift and the time an eight-year-old Natasha was humiliated while reading a poem about Martin Luther King Jr.

Download now (MP3), listen on iTunes here, stream the full episode below, or listen on Sirius/XM Radio, Channel [...]