And now a word from Bill Cosby

Mr. Cosby performed at the National Arts Centre this evening.

Just before coming to his traditional closer, he said he wanted to talk about one more thing. The economy in the United States, he said, was horrendous. Stock market in chaos, jobs lost, people worrying about their pensions. He figured we were better off in Canada, but then he came to Ottawa and he needed to buy some eye drops. He went to the store, got some eye drops, handed the cashier a hundred dollar bill… and got back $117 in change.

“Who,” he wondered, “is your George W. Bush?”

The crowd did not seem to dislike this line.

Anyway. His climactic bit is called The Dentist. And since everyone could probably use some levity about now, here it is.

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