BILL Cosby is reportedly plotting a return to comedy – just a week after his shock release from prison.
TMZ reported that Cosby, 83, is planning to hit the road again to tell jokes, and his camp has contacted several promoters.
Bill Cosby is reportedly planning a return to stand-up comedy[/caption]
TMZ reported that Cosby, 83, is looking to hit the road again and tell jokes[/caption]
According to Cosby’s rep Andrew Wyatt, several comedy clubs say they are open to the idea.
Wyatt added: “The world wants to see Mr. Cosby.
Cosby served more than two years of a three-to-10 year sentence at a jail in Philadelphia before his sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on a technicality last Wednesday.
The comedian had been convicted of drugging and molesting the Temple University employee at his suburban estate.
He had vowed to serve all 10 years rather than acknowledge any remorse over the 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand.
More than 50 women across the U.S. have accused Cosby of sexual assault and misconduct, but statues of limitations in their cases make further prosecution unlikely.
Cosby served more than two years of a three-to-10 year sentence for sexual assault[/caption]
The comedian maintained his innocence while serving time in prison[/caption]
When released, Cosby said: “I have never changed my stance, nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence.
“Thank you to all my fans, supporters, and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law.”
TMZ also reported that Cosby is working on a five-part docuseries about his life, legacy, trial and prison time.
To date, producers have shot interviews with Cosby’s family, friends and fellow celebs, and the comedian is reportedly set to answer questions for the project soon.
Cosby, who was once seen as “America’s Dad,” also reportedly has plans to go around the country making appearances in prisons, schools and neighborhoods.
A rep said the inspiration behind such a speaking tour would come from his experiences behind bar.
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There, the rep added, Cosby experienced moving stories from inmates.
The comedian is also working on a book with novelist Frederick Williams.
The title will focus on Cosby’s criminal case and his experiences while in prison.