Comedy Central To Air Bill Cosby Comedy Concert

Comedy Central will air a November concert special featuring iconic comedian Bill Cosby, the network announced Friday.

The concert special, Far From Finished, will be directed by Robert Townsend and will debut on Comedy Central Nov. 24, said network officials. The concert, compiled from material that Cosby performed at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center earlier this summer, will mark Cosby's first televised special in more than 30 years.

Darryl M. Bell, Judi Marmel, Robert Hartmann and Stu Schreiberg will serve as exxecutive producers of the concert event, a production of Levity Productions, said the network.

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