Bill Cosby IS The Master. What more appropriate for our 2,500th review than Cosby's Comedy Central special Far From Finished available on Blu-ray ? He is in excellent form and delivers a superb performance that will please all the old school fans of this stand-up legend. The Blu-ray also features a 45-minute interview with Cosby. Far From Finished is also available as a CD but you miss the facial expressions and some important body language cues in the GPS story. On the other hand, the CD version has two bonus tracks, Bernadette and Otis, that run for a total of 51 minutes. Farm From Finished is an absolute must for any comedy fan and will make a great present for anyone who enjoys great laughs.
Cosby opens with a story about how your wife is not your friend. After you've listened to Far From Finished for the pure fun of it and watch it again, you will notice how he gets the audience to participate but also sets it up for a couple of falls later on. There are four segments to this story: The Girrrlfriend, The Wife, The Room My Wife Game Me, and She's Not Your Friend.
This segues smoothly into different story, My Code Name, aboout Cosby not remembering his code when the alarm company calls. It is of course funny.
GPS works as audio only but you really need to see Cosby perform this routine to get all the laughs from all three of the stories he tells here but especially in the title track.
Also excellent is Chocolate Chip Cookies and You're Not Rich. The latter is a story about Cosby driving his kids to school and they wanting him to let them off a block away from school so they will not be seen with him.
The closing track is I Didn't Ask To Be Born with features four short bits
Other Bill Cosby Reviews
Oh, Baby: another very good if different Cosby cd. 1991 on the Geffen label.
When I Was A Kid: When I Was A Kid, originally released on the Uni label in 1971 and now available on Geffen, is a collection of childhood stories from Bill Cosby' s stand-up days after he left the Warner Brothers label.
Bill Cosby Is A Funny Fellow, Right!: probably the Bill Cosby album or comedy cd everyone is most familiar contains his classic and memorable Noah bit comprised of Noah: Right! Noah: And The Neighbor, and Noah: Me And You, Lord.
The Very Best of Bill Cosby: definitely not the very best of Bill Cosby.
To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With: Title track worth the price of the CD
Wonderfulness: Contains Chicken Heart, Go Karts, Tonsils and other good stuff
It's True! It's True!: A high school student could have done a better job with an old cassette copy, a tin can, and a piece of string
200 MPH: another classic though lesser-known Bill Cosby comedy CD
I Started Out As A Child: Contains Street Football and Lone Ranger, the rest of minor interest
Revenge: Features three back-to-back absolute classics: Cool Covers, 9th Street Bridge, Buck Buck
The Bill Cosby Collection: contains some of his most offbeat and hard to find stand-up comedy bits.
Why Is There Air?: Bill Cosby comedy CD contains $75 Car, Shop, and other good stuff
Himself: Bill Cosby DVD with The Dentist, Brain Damage, Naturan Child Birth, Chocolate Cake For Breakfast and other good stuff.
Ghost Dad: almost decent family fare
Leonard Part 6: 1987 Golden Raspberry Award winner for worst picture
Bill Cosby - Just For Laughs 2006: A giant show by the giant of comedy
Cosby And The Kids: The best Bill Cosby stand-up comedy CD compilation.
The Cosby Show - Season 3: A classic situation comedy that was excellent in its early years.
Bill Cosby - Montreal, July 25th 2009: This comedy giant is still a giant.
Icon: Nothing new if you already have other Cosby CDs
Far From Finished CD Version: The Master is in fine form and old school.