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4. His “Everyman” Comedy Was Groundbreaking

Cosby’s comedic cornerstone was finding humor in the mundane, ordinary absurdities of daily life that anyone of any race, class or creed could relate to. He said in an early interview, “I’m trying to reach all the people. I want to play John Q. Public.” This “everyman” approach helped eradicate stereotypes and pushed boundaries in people’s thinking through the common thread of comedy.

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