Bill Cosby – Bill Cosby 8:15 12:15 [Double LP] [Gatefold]
- Label: Polydor Records 543.052 / ST-33
- Country: Canada
- Released: 1969
- Grade LP: (VG+) Sleeve: (VG)
8:15 12:15 is the eighth comedy album by Bill Cosby. It was his first double-disc album. It was also his first record not released strictly by Warner Bros. Records label but by Tetragrammaton Records (which was co-owned by Cosby at the time) instead.
This album was recorded live at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Nevada. As implied by the title, the album is made of recordings from two shows. The 8:15 show was more family-oriented material and the 12:15 contained more adult humor. Unlike Cosby's Warner Bros. LPs, the album is not divided into bits but instead purports to be complete recordings of the two shows.
Much of the record contains material already previously recorded on earlier albums and, indeed, some material performed on the first disc is also performed on the second disc. There are several instances of Cosby interacting with the audience, and at one point he introduces Carroll Shelby, creator of the custom-made Shelby Cobra from "200 M.P.H.".
This album was recorded not long before production began on "The Bill Cosby Show", and on Side One Bill talks briefly about the upcoming series.