Cosby tells stories at club in 1st show since 2015

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Bill Cosby has performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, telling stories, playing with a band and joking that he used to be a comedian.The 80-year-old entertainer took the stage for an hour Monday at a Philadelphia jazz club in his first show since May 2015. He asked if the bass player’s 11-year-old son knew who he was and deadpanned, “I used to be a comedian.”Cosby’s last comedy tour ended amid protests as about 60 women were coming forward to accuse him of drugging and molesting them, something he has denied.Cosby is scheduled for an April 2 retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Jury selection will start March 29.

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