When Hannibal Buress called Bill Cosby a rapist and helped overthrow an icon

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In October 2014, comedian Hannibal Buress was doing an independent gathering in Philadelphia and decided to do a riff about Bill Cosby which he tried on a handful of sets that year. What was different was that this time, someone in the audience pulled out their phone to take a picture of them.

“Bill Cosby has an overt character who is the most trafficked old black man I hate,” Buress says in the video. “He was on TV, ‘Pull your pants up, niggers! I was on TV in the 80s. I can talk to you because I had a hit sitcom! ‘ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so let’s turn it into some crazy arrows. ‘I don’t curse on stage!’ Yes, yes, but you are a rapist, so…”

At that time, Cosby, comedy legend known as “America’s Dad”, once brought attention to his patronizing lectures aimed at Black youth, specifically Black youth, for behaviors he considered unsightly and stereotypically damaging to his image. their culture. The audience’s reaction to Buress’ curt joke was a mixture of giggles and gasps of astonishment.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/we-need-to-talk-about-cosby-finale-hannibal-buress-called-bill-cosby-a-rapist-and-helped-topple-an-icon?source=articles&via=rss When Hannibal Buress called Bill Cosby a rapist and helped overthrow an icon

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: russellfalcon@interreviewed.com.

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