Comedian Bill Cosby has hinted of a summer 2023 comedy tour; the convicted 85-year-old was speaking during a Dec. 28 radio interview where he answered “yes” when asked if 2023 is the year he finally might be able to tour again.
Cosby was convicted in Pennsylvania in April 2018 of a criminal sex assault charge and released in 2021 following nearly three years in prison after the conviction was overturned by the state Supreme Court.
Cosby’s rep, Andrew Wyatt, confirmed to Variety that the comedian is “looking at spring/summer to start touring.”
Earlier this month, five women filed a new sexual assault lawsuit against NBC and Bill Cosby under a New York state law that temporarily suspends the statute of limitations for older sexual assault claims. The women alleged Cosby either raped them or forced them to perform sexual acts. Four of the allegations date from the late 1980s or 1990, when the actor was at the height of his fame as the star of “The Cosby Show” on NBC. The fifth allegation involves Cindra Ladd, a former Hollywood executive who has accused Cosby of raping her in 1969.
Wyatt called the lawsuit “frivolous” and said the five women were part of a “parade of accusers” who had come forward between 2014 and 2016.