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Bill Cosby: Himself (1982)

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Release Date: Jun 1, 1982 Wide

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Before the sitcom king, there was the great stand-up comic. Recorded in Toronto in 1981, Cosby stays seated while offering up hilarious commentary on everything from drugs to child-birth.

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Bill Cosby

Aug 10, 2004

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Certainly a historic record of one of the all-time best comedians, and funny!

March 2, 2008
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...an overlong concert movie...

November 15, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Bill Cosby is the cleanest, most brilliant stand-up (or is it "sit-down"?) comedian. Hands down. A rarely-occurring situation of a stand-up comedy performance that was filmed and sent to theaters as a motion picture, the man (who credits himself under every crew role as "William H. Cosby, Jr.", as if that's going to make it seem like it was a two-man job) talks about his family in the most ridiculous ways possible. Actually, he starts out talking about people on drugs, and then he does a skit about dentists. THEN he makes us laugh at his family, and his comedic exaggeration (i.e. "I love it when mothers get so mad they can't remember your name: 'Come here, Roy, er, Rupert, er, Rutabaga...what is your name boy? And don't lie to me, 'cause you live here and I'll find out who you are!'", "My father established our relationship when I was seven years old. He looked at me and said, 'You know, I brought you into this world, and I can take you out. And it don't make no difference to me: I'll make another one that look just like you.'"). If you love the stand-up comedy of brilliant people such as Daniel Tosh, Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Gabriel Iglesias, and the like, but you don't want to hear all the foul and crude stuff that often offends more than making the audience laugh...rent BILL COSBY: HIMSELF.
September 22, 2011
spielberg00

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Funny stuff. The first stand-up I ever saw.
November 20, 2006
mjgildea

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a nonstop hillarious and spectacular comic event with bill cosby delivering huge laughes and entertainment in this comedic extravigent event for stand up comedy fans! A+
July 24, 2011
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