Bill Cosby apparently channeled Fat Albert in a statement to the Boston Herald that includes the line, "Hey, Hey, Hey—I'm Far From Finished." The statement comes in response to a planned protest of his show at the Wilbur Theatre tomorrow night, and it starts: "Dear Fans: GOD has Blessed me with a wonderful gift to share with all of you. For 53 years I have continued to master this gift, which heals the soul and warms hearts. Laughter! I thank you, the theatre staff (Wilbur Theatre), the event organizers and the Boston Community for your continued support and coming to experience family, fun entertainment."
Critics were not impressed: "It’s one thing to have a tin ear for public sentiment. This guy has a tin soul," says one. "It takes an extraordinary degree of arrogance for this guy to think anyone would want to be in the same room with him. Indeed, it is exactly that personality trait that makes decent people feel compelled to protest." About 200 to 300 demonstrators are expected.