A couple of weeks ago Bill Cosby visited our university to give a comedy stand-up, which I attended. It was so worth the 32-dollar ticket! The guy was amazing. I've always liked him and have been a big fan of the Cosby Show for a long time. I still watch its re-runs and enjoy them even more.
What struck me even more was despite his aging, he still cracked us up so hard. His facial expressions and body language were still very much there. The show was very spontaneous. It had a general theme that I'm sure he gave some thought to, but the detailed jokes and stories seemed mostly spontaneous. He'd be telling a story and out of no where he'd say "oh by the way, ...etc" and jumps into a whole new story or a joke, then comes back to the one he started previously.
Seeing him live was just another item crossed out on my To-Do-in-the-US list. Not only do I like him for his show and humor, but also for his inspiring story. A black kid from Philly starts from nothing, maintains a successful career, a good family man , speaking loudly about black ghettos and criticizing black parents, and overcoming the murder of his son. When Larry King once asked him if he sought revenge for his son as a closure, he replied "oh no, I think he [the murderer] is looking for closure now." Greatness!