Cosbyology Essays And Observations From The Doctor Of Comedy
Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i in San Francisco during the 1960s.He then landed a starring role in the television show I Spy, followed by his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971.
The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an affluent African-American family.
In 1972, using the Fat Albert character developed during his stand-up routines, Cosby created, produced, and hosted the animated comedy television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids which ran until 1985, centering on a group of young friends growing up in an urban area.
Throughout the 1970s, Cosby starred in about a half-dozen films, and occasionally returned to film later in his career.
I Spy finished among the twenty most-watched shows that year, and Cosby would be honored with three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
During the series' run, Cosby continued to do stand-up comedy performances and recorded a half-dozen record albums for Warner Bros. He also began to dabble in singing, recording Silver Throat: Bill Cosby Sings in 1967.