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Cosby: His Life and Times

Cosby:  His Life and Times

by Mark Whitaker,
The Florida Courier, September 26, 2014

In 1962, just before he headed to New York City for a gig at The Gaslight Café, Bill Cosby had an epiphany. As he waited for his meal at a Chinese restaurant, Cosby, who was then a student at Temple University, watched a tableful of people listen and laugh as a man told stories and acted them out. Mesmerized, Cosby decided that he wanted to be a humorist with a distinctive voice, like Mark Twain, and be acclaimed as the funniest guy in the world.


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