Bill Cosby made a maudlin call into Larry King Live last night to disprove reports of his own death, which circulated in certain Internet circles yesterday afternoon before achieving infamy as a Twitter trending topic. “I don’t want [whoever spread the rumor] to do this anymore, because this is my fourth time being reported [dead],” Cosby said in a phone interview with Kyra Phillips, who substituted for Larry King. Cosby said he found out about the rumor after receiving a frantic call from his daughter. “It’s no longer funny,” he concluded.
Phillips, who began the interview with the regretful admission, “We thought we had some breaking news tonight,” told the 73-year-old comedian that this was the “perfect opportunity” to ask him what he thinks will happen when he does die. Cosby replied that he does not know, although he thinks that hell is a place “where everybody is laughing, but nothing is funny.” The two began the interview discussing Twitter, and it seems the conversation has come full circle.
Below is Bill Cosby’s rant/speech at Hampton University’s 2003 graduation commencement