Life lessons from Bill Cosby

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Conversationally, Bill Cosby the man is similar to Bill Cosby the performer. He's a natural storyteller, letting information spill into tangents, sometimes seeming to meander and yet always managing to circle the narrative wagons around his point.

He said early professional inspiration came from Bob Newhart, Mel Brooks' and Carl Reiner's 2,000-Year-Old Man sketch, and Dick Gregory. He said he also owes a lot to an anonymous stranger encountered at a Chinese restaurant.

"There was this table there, with about nine people eating," he said. "And there's this laughter coming from the table. Women are holding napkins up and it's because of this guy that has been talking for two minutes or so. He's not a professional, but everyone is regaling. That's when I said, 'That's it. That's the style I want. That's the connection. I want to be the friend at the table.'"

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butler123 03/24/10 - 03:59 pm
I love Bill Cosby. If you

I love Bill Cosby. If you have never watched "Bill Cosby-Himself" you should it is hilarious. He was one of the few who could be funny without offending anyone and without curse words.

BCG 03/24/10 - 05:47 pm
Bill Cosby for President!!!!

Bill Cosby for President!!!! He has more sense than any member of the politicial class. BUT woe is me he is too smart to get involved in the mess.

TakeAstand 03/24/10 - 09:32 pm
I second that BCG! He does

I second that BCG! He does have to much sense for that and I don't blame him.... but boy could this country use him!!!!!!!

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