In a first since allegations surfaced, Bill Cosby releases an upbeat video message promoting his comedy tour

By Lynette Rice
Updated March 09, 2015 11:05 AM
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In an attempt to deflect attention from his mounting legal woes, Bill Cosby released an upbeat video to promote his ongoing comedy tour.

In the short video, Cosby, 77, looks to be wearing satin pajamas while talking on the phone about an upcoming comedy concert in West Virginia.

He announces the time of the show and adds, “You know I will be hilarious.” He also says he “can’t wait.”

This is the first time that Cosby has gone in front of a camera since the sexual assault allegations against him began to surface.

Over the last year, more than 30 women have made claims against the comedian. Three women – Tamara Green, Linda Joy Traitz and Therese Serignese – have filed a defamation suit against Cosby.

Last month, Cosby filed a motion to dismiss the case.

Though some comedy concerts have been canceled, Cosby has remained on his tour. He has three appearances scheduled for this month in both Wheeling and Charlotte, West Virginia, as well as a show in Baltimore. In May, he will continue with his tour in Atlanta.