Bill Cosby: Himself is a comedy film directed by and starring Bill Cosby. Performing a live routine at the Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario, Cosby discusses life as a parent and includes stories about his children and wife. He takes the audience into the delivery room during the birth of his first child, remarks on how fathers possess an amazing ability to neglect their parenting responsibilities and describes how his wife Camille's voice has changed since giving birth to five children. Cosby also remarks on his own childhood. He comments on the difference in how his parents act now that they are grandparents, relives the horrors of the dentist's drill and questions the reasons why people overindulge in alcohol. Cosby uses clean language, a chair and a microphone to deliver his jokes. Filmed before the popular series "The Cosby Show," the material from this film was used as the basis for the long-running sitcom.