Bill Cosby, Himself
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The Bill Cosby, Himself video is hilarious; I still laugh every time I watch it, no matter how many times I've heard the routines. There was a time when I practically had The Dentist memorized, but I still love to hear it (and I felt privileged indeed to hear that story told again on the occasion I had to see Cosby perform live some years after this video came out). Cosby's humor resonates so well with audiences because he is describing and joking about things we all know and understand to some degree. He doesn't need to use foul language or tell dirty jokes in order to reach his audience. He comes in, sits in a plain old chair in front of the live audience at Toronto's Hamilton Place Performing Arts Center, and just starts talking about the humorous things in life. The audience feels as if Cosby is one of them, and the connection between audience and comic is immediate and powerful.
The comic material on Bill Cosby, Himself, deals primarily with family life - marriage, children, etc.Read more ›
I love it when he talks about his wife going into labor and grabbing his bottom lip and lifting it over his head screaming "I want morphine!!!!!" "Mom can't have drugs; the father can have all the drugs he wants." He talks about how his parents want to get into heaven and treats the grandchildren better then they treated him as a child. Brain damaged children, feeding chocolate cake to the children for breakfast. How fathers are more fun then Moms because fathers are allowed to have gas. The Baby poo poo. He talks about being high and laughing for no reason. Drugs and paranoia, Getting drunk, going to the Dentist. Brain Damaged children saying "I don't know" when you ask them a question.
You can appreciate the material because you can relate to it. Some of what Bill talks about you may have experience yourself, and now you can laugh about it if you did not laugh about it before. Granted the sound quality is not the best, but considering this was taped in 1982 you can't really be too upset. Just turn up the volume and enjoy!!! This is a wonderful, wonderful DVD you should own to round out your stand up comedy collection. You will watch this over and over, and laugh each time you view this DVD.
Bill Cosby, Himself is great proof that you don't have to be tasteless and obscene to be funny. His comedy is clean, and has always been, which makes him a breed of performer I find to be very rare in today's market. It is this fact, and the fact that he somehow is able to capture life in its truthfulness and bring out the humor in it that makes him among the best comedians of the past 50 years.
For me, a guy who's had extensive dental work done, every time I see the dentistry bit, I can't stop laughing. He had it, right down to the sound of the pick on the teeth and the drill slipping. It wasn't funny when I was having it done, but Cosby somehow can bring it out. This is where his comic genius shines.
Cosby really is a genius. If you haven't seen this, it's definitely worth a look, as is just about any stand-up he's done.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased this right before the fallout from his women ordeal. Not sure would have purchased it.Published 2 months ago by Janet E. Roy
Bill Cosby was a great comedian despite all the allegations he is currently going through. This was his most famous stand up special. Read morePublished 3 months ago by rocky ramirez
I laughed so hard I turned red and started crying. If you have young kids you will really appreciate the humor. I say this is a must have!Published 4 months ago by Laurie Delk
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