Controversial comedian and former “The Cosby Show” star Bill Cosby is eyeing a return to live touring in 2023.
Appearing as part of a surprise December 28th radio interview on WWGH Talk with host Scott Spears, the 85-year-old was asked if he might tour again next year to which he answered:
“Yes. Yes, because there’s so much fun to be had in this storytelling that I do. Years ago, maybe ten years ago, I found out it was better to say it after I write it.”
Cosby’s last live stage appearance was in May 2015 in Atlanta. At a different point in the interview, he says:
“When I come out of this, I feel that I will be able to perform and be the Bill Cosby that my audience knows me to be.”
Cosby’s representative, Andrew Wyatt, subsequently confirmed to Variety that the comedian is “looking at spring/summer to start touring.”
Cosby was convicted in Pennsylvania in 2018 of a criminal sexual assault charge but was released in 2021 following nearly three years in prison after the conviction was overturned by the state Supreme Court. A few weeks ago, five women filed a new sexual assault lawsuit against NBC and Cosby.