Things were awkward this past week when comedian Hannibal Buress went on a short rant about comedic-icon Bill Cosby. Buress didn’t hold anything back at the show, which was in Philly, reminding everyone of the sexual assault allegations that have been thrown at the aging comedian over his career,
In total, there have been 13 different women that have come forward against Cosby, a shocking number no matter what you may think of the comedian. As for Buress, he went on to say:
“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.”
That’s probably not the case anymore, as news of Buress’ rant has quickly spread across the internet.