This week we skip back to last week’s comedian’s (Richard Pryor) biggest influence. Bill Cosby influenced two generations in two entirely different ways. He broke ground with his stand up comedy, became the first black man to star in a TV drama, and then headed up what was arguably the most successful (financially and culturally) sitcom of the 80s.
This is Bill Cosby’s first album, and he’s in fine form. Some bits would become classics and, while others are a bit dated, Bill’s conversational style was born here. The classics that followed were just an extension of his ability to keep talking with you, and that’s why it remains timeless. Damn the time period, damn the medium – telling a good story will always keep people listening.
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Host: Jason Klamm
Producer/Contributor: Mike Worden
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Things/people mentioned in this episode:
Leonard, Part 6: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093405/combined