AceShowbiz - Hannibal Buress labeled Bill Cosby a rapist during a stand-up routine in Bill's hometown of Philadelphia on Thursday, October 16. In his performance first posted online by Philadelphia Magazine, Hannibal said Bill was a hypocrite for criticizing black people when he had a history of being accused of sexually assaulting multiple women since 1970s.
"Thirteen?" the former "Saturday Night Live" writer said, referring to the number of women who have accused Bill of sexually abusing them. "It's even worse because Bill Cosby has the f***in' smuggest old black man persona that I hate," he continued, "He gets on TV, '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 rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches."
Hannibal added, "I guess 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 think I'm making it up... That s**t is upsetting, if you didn't know about it ... when you leave here, Google 'Bill Cosby rape.' That s**t has more results than 'Hannibal Buress.' "
Hannibal's addressed his words from his Philadelphia performance during a radio interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, October 21. Howard told Hannibal, "I never found Bill Cosby funny. I agree with you, his attitude is so condescending to younger comics." Hannibal then said, "It's a weird thing, somebody filmed my show in Philly. I've been doing that bit off and on for six months talking about the Cosby situation... I just read some stuff and researched. Anybody can get that information."
When asked if he regretted his comments, Hannibal replied, "I said it, I've got to stand on it. It is an interesting situation."
He alluded his viral-comments on Twitter, posting, "Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand fast."