Bill Cosby Makes First Stage Appearance Since Sexual Assault Trial

Bill Cosby has refused to hide his head in shame.

According to E! News, the former Cosby Show star returned to the stage at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia on Monday, where he performed his first comedy show since May 2015.

The event which reportedly began by 5:30 p.m. and ended at 9 p.m. was opened to the public. In their statement about the show, his reps said, “Bill Cosby will honor his fans with a historic performance with the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet and he will be performing a special comedy concert that will culminate the evening.”

Cosby told stories and made jokes, and he even told one of the children at the event that he “used to be a comedian.” He made jibes about going blind, all of which earned him laughter and applause from the crowd.

This comes after a judge ordered the selection of a new jury for the 80-year-old’s sexual assault retrial slated to begin on March 29. Recall that he was previously tried for drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, but the jury got deadlocked on all counts of charges against him after 52 hours of deliberation.

Yesterday, when journalist Bobby Allyn asked if he thinks the #MeToo campaign will affect the jurors, Cosby reportedly “shrugged in an animated way, put on a goofy smile and said, ‘I don’t know!'”

We can’t wait to see how this all pans out.

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