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Bill Cosby Gets Back on Stage

He appears at Philadelphia jazz club
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2018 7:04 PM CST
Bill Cosby Returns to Stage in Comedy Gig
In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(Newser) – Bill Cosby seems to be stepping out in public again. The 80-year-old comic appeared Monday at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia and performed an informal set, reports USA Today. The story notes that one of those in attendance was NPR reporter Bobby Allyn, who tweeted a short video clip of Cosby, seated as he spoke to the audience. Philadelphia is Cosby's hometown, and the AP notes that Cosby's social media accounts showed him visiting a barber and a cafe over the weekend, and sporting gear to support the Super Bowl-bound Philadelphia Eagles.

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All of this, of course, comes ahead of Cosby's April trial on charges that he drugged and molested a woman at his home in 2004. She is one of dozens who have accused Cosby of a similar attack. The first trial ended in a hung jury, and jury selection in the second trial is scheduled to begin in late March. (Cosby also made reference to the MeToo movement while out recently at a Philly restaurant.)

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