For the first time since comedian Bill Cosby put his career on hold due to a storm of sexual assault allegations, the 80-year-old performed a stand-up set in Philadelphia.
Cosby's gig at LaRose Jazz Club was his first since 2015. According to Reuters, the entertainer joked about his blindness describing people’s reactions when he walks into things he cannot see saying, “There’s a perfectly good word called ‘stop,’ not ‘oh-oh-oh-oh-oh’,” which drew muffled laughter from the crowd.
Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women. He has denied any wrongdoing, insisting all of his encounters with his accusers were consensual.
The entertainer is scheduled to go on trial April 2 on charges that he drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand. The first trial, held in June, ended in a mistrial.