The Bill Cosby media event is complex. Since he is on tour, I wonder what kind of turnout he’d get without the media circus surrounding him. After all, there is no such thing as bad publicity.
A half-full theater doesn’t sound like a good booking.
For the next 100 minutes, Mr. Cosby performed his trademark mix of dad jokes and dated gender humour to loud laughter and frequent cheers. At the end, the audience, which more than half-filled the large theatre, gave him a standing ovation.
Would Cosby agree to get smeared in the media to help publicize his tour? Is this the downside of his deal-with-the-devil, to be promoted in the media? Is this part of his masonic ritual? Is this what happens when you get to the end of your career? Does he even care?
The only thing I’m sure of is that the story we are told is not likely true.