Controversial comedian Bill Cosby apparently aims to return to comedy touring later next year. Deadline reports that Cosby shared the news while speaking to host Scott Spears on “WGH Talk” during a radio interview this week.
Bill Cosby Planning Return To Comedy Touring
Cosby, now 85 years old, told spears on the subject when asked if he’ll return to comedy in 2023, “Yes,” adding, “When I come out of this, I feel that I will be able to perform and be the Bill Cosby that my audience knows me to be.” Cosby continued that there is “so much fun to be had in this storytelling that I do.”
Cosby has not performed on stage since May 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia as part of his “Far From Finished” tour. In 2014, there were plans to release a new Netflix standup comedy special for Cosby, “Bill Cosby 77,” but the standup film was canceled due to multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and assault that were against him.
In April 2018, Cosby was convinced of criminal sexual assault charges. He was later found guilty of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia home in 2004.
After Cosby served three years in prison at Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institution at Phoenix, his conviction was overturned in June 2021, after it was determined by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania determined that his conviction was a violation of his constitutional rights.