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David Mamet

For Cosby, the audience makes the performance

For Cosby, the audience makes the performance

In Baltimore in recent months, Bill Cosby's name has been associated more with politics than with comedy, or even Jell-O. In December, he was the marquee attraction at a $4,000-a-plate dinner to benefit Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley. But this Saturday, Cosby will be back to covering more familiar ground in a performance at Pier Six Pavilion, his first local appearance since the political fundraiser. Reluctant to discuss his endorsement, the comedic actor said there won't be politics at the show. "You buy a ticket, you sit down and laugh at my stories," he said. By now, Cosby's legend is assured. He's received the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for...