At a show in Philadelphia last week, comedian Hannibal Buress went after comedy legend Bill Cosby for Cosby’s lecturing of African-Americans on cultural issues while at the same time dodging, multiple allegations of sexual assault over the past decade. Here’s the transcript of the bit, via Vulture:
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.
Tough words from Buress, and not very accurate. Yes, there are multiple allegations against Cosby, but there have been no charges filed in any of the incidents.
The response to Buress on Twitter, however, has been quite positive:
And here’s video of the remarks: