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The Latest: Cosby says friends prompted his return to stage
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's first public performance since 2015 while he awaits the start of his sexual assault case retrial (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Bill Cosby says he made his first public performance since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015 because he wanted to enjoy being with his friends and the people who turned out to see him. The 80-year-old entertainer took the stage Monday at a hometown Philadelphia jazz club in his first show since May 2015. He asked if the bass player's son knew who he was and deadpanned, "I used to be a comedian."