Hannibal Buress Calls Bill Cosby A 'Rapist' In Standup Routine
Hannibal Buress performed a bit during his stand-up routine in Philadelphia last week in which he called Bill Cosby a “rapist.”
Hannibal Buress On Bill Cosby
"Thirteen?" Buress said, referring to the number of women who’ve accused The Cosby Show star and standup veteran of sexual assault, in a video obtained by Philadelphia magazine. "And it’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the f—ing 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," Buress claimed. "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 motherf—ers on Bill Cosby if you weren’t a rapist.”
"I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns," Buress said later. "I've done this bit on stage and people think I'm making it up…. when you leave here, google 'Bill Cosby rape.' That shit has more results than 'Hannibal Buress.'"
Buress has been performing his bit about Bill Cosby for the last several months and was taken aback when a video was uploaded of it that went on to go viral. "It's a weird thing, somebody filmed my show in Philly,” Buress told Howard Stern. “I've been doing that bit off and on for six months… It's just a lot of stuff. I just read some stuff and researched. Anybody can get that information."
When asked if he regretted the cracks, Buress said, “I said it, I've got to stand on it. It is an interesting situation."