By Dan Wing
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Among the many people mourning the death of Lewis Katz is his longtime friend, comedian Bill Cosby. Cosby shared some of his recent memories of Katz with CBS 3 Eyewitness News on Sunday.READ MORE: Garden State Parkway Service Areas To Be Renamed After These 9 New Jersey Icons
Cosby and Katz first met as students at Temple University back in the early 1960s.
Over the years, the two stayed close friends, often trading jokes and, as Cosby put it, competing for laughs.READ MORE: Reports: Phillies' Trade For Pirates Pitcher Tyler Anderson Hits Snag
“We always competed in a friendly way,” Cosby said. “He wanted to be funny, and it was competitive. The two of us would go at it personally, joking and saying things about each other.”
Cosby and Katz were both at Temple’s Commencement Ceremony last month, where Cosby said Katz made him proud by getting a big laugh out of the crowd.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Suspect Wanted In North Philadelphia Shooting
“He always said the same thing to me,” Cosby said. “I love you man.”