The event is open to the public and will take place at Philadelphia's LaRose Jazz Club from 5:30 p.m. EST - 9 p.m. EST. To date, roughly 50 women have accused Cosby of being a serial sex offender dating back to the mid-1960s.
Handing the drumsticks off to the 11-year-old son of the bass player, Cosby asked if the boy knew who he was and then told him.
The comedian's first trial ended with a hung jury in June. He's telling stories and honoring old friends.
William Henry Cosby Jr., as his name appears on charging documents, faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with allegations he had inappropriate sexual contact with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University athletic department employee, at his Cheltenham home after plying her with blue pills and wine sometime between mid-January and mid-February 2004.
"I used to be a comedian", Cosby deadpanned.
Around 60 women have publicly accused the Emmy-winning actor of being a serial sexual predator, but most of the alleged abuse happened too long ago to prosecute, meaning that the trial past year concerned only one of the alleged victims. His first trial ended with a hung jury previous year.
However, Mesereau previously told the judge the new defense team will not seek an out-of-town jury for the April 2 retrial.
Bill Cosby has arrived at a Philadelphia club where he's scheduled to perform comedy as a spring retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case.
That's the day Judge Steven T. O'Neill has set aside for jury selection to begin for Cosby's retrial on sex assault charges, according to a court order available on Monday.
The 80-year-old entertainer's first trial had jurors from the Pittsburgh area, about 300 miles away. The case went to trial past year, with Cosby facing three felony charges of second-degree aggravated indecent assault, and after the jury remained "hopelessly deadlocked", the judge declared a mistrial.
Cosby has pleaded not guilty and remains free on bail.