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Wednesday, December 18 2013 02:12

Grownups Giveaway - Win BILL COSBY: FAR FROM FINISHED on DVD or Blu-ray!

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Back in 2004, I saw Bill Cosby perform live at the grand reopening of the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois. In the nearly-decade since, Cosby has returned to the area a few times, and as the title of his recent special shows, he's "Far From Finished." Now, the folks at Comedy Central have teamed up with The Rock Father for a special "For Grownups" giveaway, and we're going to get two (2) lucky readers hooked-up with copies on DVD, and two (2) additional readers outfitted with the new Blu-ray release! Check out the details and get those entries in below!

Bill Cosby: Far From Finished

cosbyA legend that needs no introduction, Bill Cosby recently teamed with Comedy Central for his first television concert special in 30 years... Bill Cosby: Far From Finished. An extended Blu-ray and DVD of the special has just been released by Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. Featuring material not seen in the broadcast, the DVD/Blu-ray also includes an interview with Cosby conducted by director Robert Townsend, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and an inside look at the making of his song “Gangbusters.” A CD version of Bill Cosby: Far From Finished was also released by Comedy Central Records, with two bonus tracks titled “Bernadette” and “Otis” contributing to over 40 minutes of additional material.

Cosby performed the 90 minute special at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles this past summer. As always, he crafts stories around topics that are familiar to most – relationships, marriage, and children – but that he addresses with his singular point of view and renowned and celebrated sense of humor.

One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books such as Fatherhood. His comedy transcends ages, genders and cultures. Cosby went around television’s racial obstacles with I Spy, becoming the first African American to costar on a weekly, dramatic television series while winning three consecutive Emmys. Cosby created and produced the Emmy Award winning cartoon series Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids. Perhaps Cosby’s greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture, though, is The Cosby Show, about a close-knit, upper middle income Black family. The show was in part an evolution of the routines from Bill Cosby Himself, which three decades after it originally aired is still considered one of the landmark comedy specials of all time. Cosby has also received the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (America’s highest civilian honor), the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Marian Anderson Award.

Can't wait to see if you've won? Grab FAR FROM FINISHED from my affiliates below:

Ready to Enter? Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method - Leave a comment that answers the following: What is your favorite Bill Cosby project, show, movie, or performance? After that, you can complete social actions for additional, completely optional entries. Please Note: By entering giveaways on The Rock Father, you agree to comply with my fairness policy.

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The Fine Print: Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen on, about, or after January 1, 2014, and will be notified via email to obtain their shipping address. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Shipping address must be a street address - no P.O. Boxes. Prize provided by Comedy Central and shipped by The Syndicate. Good Luck!

1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery of prizing (seriously, probably not that long), The Rock Father is not responsible for shipping.

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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