I remember sitting in my room listening to the album over and over again. I could almost recite it in its entirety. Back then Bill Cosby was so funny to me and you know what? He still is. His album “Why Is There Air?” is still near the top of my list of favorite comedy routines. Many people agreed it seems. “Why Is There Air?” was recorded at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada and won the 1966 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
Here is the list of tracks on the “Why Is There Air?” album. (I guess the kids are listening to it on CD these days.)
Years later, 1982 to be precise, Bill Cosby did a routine that was, and still is, hysterical to me. Are you familiar with his chocolate cake routine? In it he explains why chocolate cake is completely acceptable as a breakfast item. “The child wanted chocolate cake for breakfast! How ridiculous! … And someone in my brain looked under chocolate cake and saw the ingredients: eggs! Eggs are in chocolate cake! And milk! Oh goody! And wheat! That’s nutrition! … And their father said, ‘Chocolate cake coming up!!’ … And five children sat at breakfast and the morning music was playing and they were eating chocolate cake and singing songs to me: ‘Dad is great! Give us the chocolate cake!'”
Seems Dr. Bill Cosby was right too! According to an article in LA Weekly, new research from a study at the University of Tel Aviv has found that eating dessert at breakfast could help promote weight loss for those with a sweet tooth.
Works for me…and that makes me smile!
Did you ever hear “Why Is There Air?” What was your favorite part? Share your thoughts in the comments. Would love to hear from you.
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