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Bill Cosby Teams with VIDDY for Father's Day Playboy Jazz Fest Contest
(Published: June 14, 2012)


Cosby Invites Playboy Jazz Festival Attendees to Upload VIDDYs for Chance to Win Tickets to Next Year's Event and Autographed Cosby Merchandise

Venice, CA (June 13, 2012) - This Father's Day weekend, June 16-17, one of America's most beloved dads, Bill Cosby, will host the 34th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. The 2012 festival will mark Cosby's 32nd and final appearance as the event's Master of Ceremonies.

In honor of his 32 year run as the Playboy Jazz Festival's M.C., Cosby has teamed with booming iPhone app, VIDDY, for an interactive contest with the iPhone app's user community of 35 million strong. Users attending the event are encouraged to submit theirVIDDYs, documenting their on-site Jazz Fest experience. Cosby's top three VIDDY picks will receive a pair of tickets to the 2013 Playboy Jazz Festival and 20 more will win signed copies of the Bill Cosby and The Hilton Ruiz Ensemble album, Keep Standing. To enter and for contest rules / additional information, log on to Facebook and clickHERE. Cosby and Jazz fans alike will have the chance to interact with the funny man all Father's Day weekend by logging on to VIDDY and visitinghttp://viddy.com/tagged/CosbyJazz.

The Playboy Jazz Festival has displayed the talents of both established and up-and-coming musicians of the genre annually since 1979. The 2012 lineup includes Ramsey Lewis,Ozomatli, the Christian McBride Big Band, Shelia E., and Boney James and many more.

Legendary comedian and actor Bill Cosby has remained one of the nation's most recognizable father figures since capturing the heart of America in 1984 with the debut ofThe Cosby Show. The comedic family-oriented sitcom portrayed an affluent African American family living in Brooklyn, New York. Over the years, Cosby has maintained his reputation as the ultimate father figure, always gearing his actions toward his love for children. In 1987, Cosby wrote the book on fatherhood, literally, with the release of the New York Times bestseller, Fatherhood.

For more information on Bill Cosby, visit his newly launched website atwww.billcosby.com.

View Cosby's VIDDY user account at viddy.com/billcosby.


Launched in April 2011, VIDDY is a FREE mobile social video application that enables users to shoot, beautify and share 15-second video clips using Adobe and Final Cut style visual effectspre-bundled into one-click production packages, similar to an Instagram filter - for video. Special effects include graphics, color correction and audio tracks. Production Pack options include;Solarize, Red, Exposed, Retro, Glam, Black & White, Crystal, Hued, Vintage, Junkd, & 3D. VIDDY also offers branded / partner Production Packs including: Snoop Dogg,Incubus, The Muppets, T-Pain, Mindless Behavior and Linkin Park. Users can add titles, tags, and geo-location with Foursquare and share via the VIDDY network,Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr or on a personal website with embed codes. Imagined and created in the Matrix building in Venice, California, VIDDY was founded by JJ Aguhob and Brett O'Brien.

For additional information on VIDDY, visit www.viddy.com.

More Information: https://www.viddy.com

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