Kim Coles has been making audiences laugh for decades in shows such as 'Living Single,' 'Frasier,' and 'In Living Color.' She joined Ali to talk about her one-woman show, 'Oh But Wait, There's More,' which chronicles the ebbs and flows of her Hollywood career.
In particular, she remembers comedy legend Bill Cosby giving her advice. The problem was, she got too starstruck to pay attention to it. “I blanked out and I couldn’t believe I was sitting next to Bill Cosby,’ she says.
The next time, when she was able to actually listen, Kim remembers he said, “In essence, be authentic, be who you are, speak in your own voice.”
Kim worked with Oprah as well, who also gave her some simple, yet profound advice. “Have fun. Just get up there and have fun.”
Kim was on In Living Color for the first year of the show, and Ali didn’t arrive until season four, but they still had plenty of notes to compare. “It’s not as much fun as everyone thinks,” Kim says. “You’re having fun while you’re doing the sketches but …it’s highly competitive. And there was also, like, 17 million Wayanses.”
And while Kim talks about celebrities in her new show, she says she doesn’t trash them. “I keep the bad stories for the memoirs when I’m about 65. And I’m naming names.”
To see Kim’s amazing Cosby impression, and hear more about her show, check out this episode of Daily Shot!