Bill Cosby is planning his return in 2023, he revealed in a radio interview on Wednesday.
The embattled comedian answered “yes” when “WGH Talk” host Scott Spears asked if he would return to comedy in the coming year.
The 85-year-old was convicted of a criminal sexual assault charge in April 2018 as 60 women came forward and accused him of assault. In the Pennsylvania trial, he was found guilty of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia home back in 2004.
Following a short stint in prison, he was released in 2021 after his conviction was overturned by the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court.
“When I come out of this, I feel that I will be able to perform and be the Bill Cosby that my audience knows me to be,” Cosby said on the radio show Wednesday, adding that there is “so much fun to be had in this storytelling that I do.”
Andrew Wyatt, a representative for Cosby, told Variety that the comedian is eyeing the spring and summer seasons to begin his comedy tour. The surprising news comes a year after Cosby claimed to be working on a television show and book.ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!