Bill Cosby Performs First Show Since Sexual Assault Allegations Surfaced in 2015

His spokesman announced the show only two hours before it started at a jazz club in Philadelphia. Mr. Cosby was surrounded by roughly 50 friends and fans.

Bill Cosby performed for the first time in public since multiple women came forward in 2015 to accuse him of sexual assault, telling stories and jokes in front of a supportive crowd on Monday evening in Philadelphia.Mr. Cosby, clutching a cane and wearing a gray sweatshirt that read, “Hello Friend,” took the stage at the LaRose Jazz Club around 7 p.m., his first performance since his comedy tour came to a halt in May 2015 amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct. Mr. Cosby sat on a stoo...