Bill Cosby is returning straight to showbiz now that he’s out of jail – not shocking he’s working on a docusery on himself, but more surprising is the fact that he’s planning a comeback to stand-up comedy. .
Cosby representative, Andrew Wyatt, tells TMZ … the comedian, at 83, wants to hit the road and tell jokes, and his camp has contacted several promoters and comedy clubs who they say are open to the idea.
Despite the widespread backlash and outrage over his release from prison, Wyatt confidently asserts… “The world wants to see Mr. Cosby.”
We’re also told Cosby is working on a 5-part docusery covering his life, legacy, trial, and prison experience – and he’ll be sitting down to do his interview for the project soon.
So far, we are told that the producers of the show have filmed interviews with Cosby’s family, friends and other celebrities.
As you know … Cosby was Released from prison last week after the Pennsylvania High Court overturned his sexual assault conviction.
A potential comedy tour isn’t the only thing that catches Cosby’s attention … we’re told he also wants to tour the country making appearances in prisons, schools and neighborhoods, talking to people. to be better citizens and to fight against violence.
Cosby’s rep says the inspiration for a speaking tour is drawn from Cosby’s own experiences behind bars, where he heard moving stories from other inmates, such as a father and son serving time together.
As we first told you, Cosby could still earn thousands in public appearances after his release from prison, similar to JO Simpson.
Looks like Cosby is ready to take the cash, but it will be interesting to see the level of public interest.