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Bill Cosby’s world-weary wisdom is truly unique.
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Bill Cosby
Sept. 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m., $87-$109
Treasure Island Showroom
894-7722

7-25-2009: Date I saw Bill Cosby perform at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. 3,000: Audience members in the sold-out crowd. 2 hours, 15 minutes: Length of his 6 p.m. show. 45 minutes: Downtime before his 9 p.m. show. 72: Current age. 1: Re-enactments of being chased by a wolf while futilely attempting to fell a family Christmas tree. 2: Crocs he paired with stomach-scaling sweatpants. 3: Winking references to being rich/famous/in possession of a personal chef. A million or so: Times he leaned back and rolled his eyes in dazed despair at the absurdity of whatever situation he was reliving. 0: Similarly legendary comics who unspool spellbinding, self-deprecating stories with such authority, originality or world-weary wisdom.

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