At a stand-up show in Philadelphia last Thursday, Hannibal Buress lambasted Bill Cosby, calling out the allegations of sexual assault that have dogged the comedian for the past decade (you can read a timeline of the abuse charges, from 13 different women, here). “It’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the fucking smuggest old black man public persona that I hate,” Buress commented.
Buress didn’t mince words:
Thirteen? And it’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the fucking smuggest old black man public persona that I hate. Pull your pants up, black people. I was on TV in the ’80s. I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom. Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby. So, brings you down a couple notches. I don’t curse on stage. Well, yeah, you’re a rapist, so, I’ll take you sayin’ lots of motherfuckers on Bill Cosby: Himself if you weren’t a rapist. …I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns. …I’ve done this bit on stage, and people don’t believe. People think I’m making it up. …That shit is upsetting. If you didn’t know about it, trust me. You leave here and Google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ It’s not funny. That shit has more results than Hannibal Buress.
And here’s a video of the bit.
Cosby’s reps have, unsurprisingly, yet to respond to requests for comment.