Exclusive - Bill Cosby Extended Interview Pt. 1

  • Aired:  11/19/13
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In this exclusive, unedited interview, comedy legend Bill Cosby remembers a time when comedians were not allowed to curse on stage. (7:36)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST LEGENDARY COMEDIAN HISFIRST TELEVISED CONCERT SPECIAL

IN 30 YEARS AIRING ON COMEDYCENTRAL THIS WEEKEND.

>> THE GAME OF CHESS, SUPPOSEDLYMEN MADE IT UP AND IT'S ABOUT

WAR AND MEN AND THE SAVAGENESSAND THE BRAVERY AND THE GENIUS

OF COMMANDING AND MOVING PIECESAND -- NO!

IT'S MARRIAGE.

[ LAUGHTER ]THE QUEEN MOVES ANYWHERE SHE

WANTS.

[LAUGHTER]PLEASE WELCOME BILL COSBY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]THIS IS THE MAN!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]THIS IS THE MAN!

RIGHT HERE, MY FRIEND.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]THAT IS ALL YOU.

THAT IS ALL YOU.

THERE YOU GO.

>> YES, YES LET'S ME SPIN THISBAD BOY AROUND.

PERFECT, PERFECT.

NICELY DONE, MY FRIEND.

HOW ARE YOU?

>> WHY ARE WE YELLING?

>> Jon: I DON'T KNOW.

THEY WERE CLAPPING AND THEN THEYSTOPPED.

>> YOU CAN'T WELCOME PEOPLEYELLING.

HOW ARE YOU!

CAN'T DO THAT.

>> Jon: HOW ARE YOU?

>> NOW WE'VE GONE INTO SOME SORTOF RELIGION.

[ LAUGHTER ]YOU AND I HAD A BALL --

>> Jon: WE HAD A WONDERFULTIME.

>> WHAT DO THEY CALL IT?

>> Jon: STAND UP FOR HEROESPERFORMANCE AT THE OLD FELT

FORUM I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEYCALL IT NOW.

>> THE NO FELT FORUM.

>> Jon: WOUNDED WARRIORS.

WE DID A BIG SHOW.

IT WAS MARVELOUS.

>> AND YOU, YOU WERE OUT THEREAND I HAD NEVER SEEN YOU.

>> Jon: IS THAT SO?

BECAUSE I'VE SEEN YOU.

[LAUGHTER]WELL --

[LAUGHTER]I WAS GOING TO SAY I SAW

YOU -- I WAS GOING TO SAY I SAWYOU.

I SAW YOU AND YOU WERE OUT THEREAND USED SOME WORDS.

>> Jon: YEAH.

>> AND YOU SAID [GIBBERISH] ANDI SAID TO MY OH, MY AND THEN THE

PEOPLE WERE LAUGHING SO HARDBECAUSE YOU WERE SWEARING AND

CURSING.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: YES.

>> I'M 76 YEARS OLD.

>> Jon: WHAT?

WHAT?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]WHAT?

>> PEOPLE APPLAUDING FOR A MANON THE WAY OUT.

[ LAUGHTER ]BUT I'M 76 YEARS OLD.

WHAT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND,JONATHAN FROM WHENST I COMETH

WHEN PEOPLE CURSED, THE NEXTTHING IS SOMEBODY WAS GOING TO

HIT YOU.

>> Jon: WHAT?

>> NOW THERE'S A WHOLE NEWCULTURE.

PEOPLE CURSE AND THEY LAUGH BUTFOR ME, WHEN YOU WERE CURSING I

STARTED CRYING.

>> Jon: NO!

>> YES.

>> Jon: IT WASN'T CURSING ITWAS YIDDISH.

>> YES, YES.

[ LAUGHTER ]NOW, I HAVE SOME FRIENDS, JEWISH

FRIENDS.

>> Jon: WHAT?

>> YES.

>> Jon: WHERE IS THE BUT?

WHERE IS THE BUT?

>> NO.

I'M SITTING WITH JULIUS OLNICKAND HIS WIFE IN THEY ARE HOME

AND SHE MADE SOMETHING FOR US TOEAT.

[ LAUGHTER ]SO SHE SAID SOMETHING -- SHE

SAID IT'S A CCASHEB --[LAUGHTER]

I SAID TO HER WHAT IS THECACASHHAB?

SHE SAID WELL IT'S LIKE A BEEFSTEW WITH CARROTS AND

POTATOES.

>> Jon: OKAY, I KNOW WHAT YOUHAD.

>> I SAID WHY DIDN'T YOU SAYTHAT?

SHE SAID, WELL IT'S NOT THESAME.

I SAID YOU SAID -- I SAIDSUPPOSE I BROUGHT YOU A HOT DOG

AND WITH MUSTARD AND SAID THISIS A [SPEAKING GIBBERISH] WHAT

WOULD YOU SAY?

SHE SAID, I DON'T EAT PORK.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: I LOVE THAT.

[ LAUGHTER ]BUT YOU CAN'T BE SHOCKED -- THAT

LANGUAGE BACK IN THE DAY YOU AREWORKING BLEEKER STREET WITH

RICHARD PRYOR ON STAGE.

SURELY HE USED YIDDISH.

>> NO.

>> Jon: REALLY?

>> WHAT PART OF NOOOO?

IN THOSE DAYS POLICEMEN COULDHOVER.

>> Jon: POLICEMEN WOULD BE ATTHE SHOWS.

>> THAT IS YIDDISH.

>> Jon: HOVER?

>> YOU COULD HOVER.

THEY WOULD DO LIKE THIS, LENNYBRUCE -- POOR LENNY BRUCE.

-- LENNY BRUCE SAID I WENT TOTHE HOHO AND THE NEXT THING I

KNOW THEY HAD HIM AND HEWAS IGONE.

THEN IN THE VILLAGE VANGUARD,GONE, GONE.

YOU COULD NOT USE PROFANITY ANDSTUPID PEOPLE WOULD PAY -- COME

DOWN AND KNOWING LENNY WAS GOINGTO CURSE.

I NEVER HEARD SO MUCH -- THEYWOULD GET UP AND LEAVE.

AND LENNY SAID BRING THE NEXTPEOPLE IN.

[ LAUGHTER ]THE PEOPLE THEY WERE SO STUPID.

[ LAUGHTER ]IT WAS LOVELY AND INTERESTING TO

WATCH YOU BECAUSE YOU WERETALKING AND THEN YOU THE WORD IN

THERE AND THE PEOPLE WOULDLAUGH.

SO NOW I COME OUT.

SO YOU AND I SHOOK HANDS.

>> Jon: WE HUGGED.

>> BUT I ALWAYS LOVE THE --[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: WE HUGGED.

WE DIDN'T SHAKE HANDS AND WEHUGGED.

I HELD IT FOR A BIT.

I MEAN IT WAS -- I'M NOT GOINGTO LIE TO YOU.

I DON'T WANT TO -- I'M NOT GOINGTO SAY LIKE A BEAR HUG.

LET ME JUST SAY THAT IT MEANTSOMETHING TO ME.

>> IT MEANT SOMETHING.

IT WAS A JEWISH HUG.

IT WAS A JEWISH HUG.

IT WAS A [SPEAKING GIBBERISH]>> Jon: STICK AROUND.

STAY WITH ME.

>> WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

>> Jon: TO COMMERCIAL ANDWE'LL COME BACK.

THIS ONE HAS WHEELS ON IT.

>> Jon: GET BACK IN YOUR CHAIRFOR GOD'S SAKE.

FAR FROM FINISHED APPEARS ONCOMEDY CENTRAL THIS SATURDAY

NOVEMBER 23 AT 8PM.

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