Why Is There Air?

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Why Is There Air?
Live album by
ReleasedAugust 1965
Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada
GenreStand-up comedy
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerAllan Sherman, Roy Silver
Bill Cosby chronology
I Started Out as a Child
Why Is There Air?
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Why Is There Air? (1965) is Bill Cosby's third album. It was recorded at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. It won the 1966 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

The final track, "Hofstra", is an expanded re-telling of the "TV Football" routine from Cosby's second album, I Started Out as a Child.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. Kindergarten – 8:15
  2. Personal Hygiene – 1:04
  3. Shop – 3:10
  4. Baby – 3:49
  5. Driving in San Francisco – 3:45

Side two[edit]

  1. $75 Car – 7:40
  2. The Toothache – 4:10
  3. Hofstra – 8:00