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Robert Townsend Will Direct Bill Cosby in 'Far From Finished,' Cosby's First TV Comedy Special In 30 Years

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire July 12, 2013 at 4:43PM

Bill Cosby turned 75 today, and perhaps to celebrate, he and Comedy Central have announced that the legendary comedian, actor and author will starring in his first television concert special in 30 years, "Far From Finished."
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Bill Cosby turned 75 today, and perhaps to celebrate, he and Comedy Central have announced that the legendary comedian, actor and author will starring in his first television concert special in 30 years, "Far From Finished."

The show, which will be compiled from material that Cosby performed at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center earlier this summer, is being directed by Robert Townsend, who has under his belt the famous concert film "Eddie Murphy Raw."Darryl M. Bell, Judi Marmel, Robert Hartmann and Stu Schreiberg are executive producing the concert event, which comes from Levity Productions.

Cosby's last stand-up special was the landmark 1983 "Bill Cosby: Himself," which Cosby directed and which featured a lot of material that would lead to "The Cosby Show." Commenting on why he returned to the form, Cosby said, "Because... funny is funny."

"Far From Finished" will air on Comedy Central on November 24, 2013. Take a look at a clip from "Bill Cosby: Himself" below.


This article is related to: Television, TV News, Comedy Central, Bill Cosby, Robert Townsend