Bill Cosby is probably happy that he is not on this year's dead celebrity rumor list (the most recent was an Eddie Murphy fable), but other current events give him plenty to talk about. Those conversations and anecdotes continue to draw large audiences for the Jell-O pudding, "Hey, hey, hey" Fat Albert, "The Cosby Show" and "I Spy" legend. The septuagenarian's words of wisdom, advice and stories keep people tuned in.
Why go: Cosby's mind and opinions remain strong, but the body may soon have the elder statesman of entertainment easing up on his performance schedule.
Reconsider: Tickets are going fast.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet; $39.50-$78.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com