Bill Cosby is hitting the ground running. After a Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his 2018 sexual assault conviction and subsequently freed the 83-year-old comedic luminary, Cosby is planning to return to his stand up roots. His publicist, Andrew Wyatt, told The LA Times that Cosby wants to perform in venues in the U.S., Canada and London. And several comedy clubs are reportedly interested.
“In his physical appearance, he’s exuberant. In his mental state, he’s exuberant. In his feelings and humor, he’s exuberant,” Wyatt told The Times. The comedian is “colorful and powerful — more powerful than we’ve ever seen,” he added.
Well, one of New York City’s popular comedy venues does not want to be a part of Cosby’s tour, according to TMZ. Noam Dworman, the owner of the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village told the outlet he doesn’t want Cosby to “step foot inside his club.”
Dworman said his audiences wouldn’t support Cosby’s comeback, although the club allowed Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari to tell jokes in 2018 — after both comedians were hit with sexual misconduct allegations.
Cosby’s publicist responded to Dworman’s remarks telling TMZ, “That’s one club owner and in the words of the King of R&B Bobby Brown, ‘It’s his prerogative to do what he wants to do.’”
Besides planning a comedy tour, Wyatt mentioned that he and his client will be the subject of a new book written by Frederick Williams. The book will discuss his civil and criminal trials and his time spent in prison. It will also cover the strategies Cosby’s legal team used to get him through his battles in court. A five-part docuseries about the “The Cosby Show” creator’s recent experiences in the legal system is also in the works. According to The Times, Cosby still has to sit with the director for his interview.