“I do a lot of other sh*t, and it’s also weird that happened like that [because] I was calling a bunch of other comedians rapists and that was the only one people took seriously,” joked comedian Hannibal Buress at TCA this afternoon, when asked about his 2014 riff on Bill Cosby that open the floodgate for dozens of women, who claimed Cosby had assaulted them over decades.
During Buress’ stand-up set in Philly, he took direct aim at Cosby. In video first posted on PhillyMag.com, Buress is seen calling Cosby “the f*cking smuggest old black man public persona that I hate.”
“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,'” Buress snarked. “Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.”
Asked if we’d see more Cosby jokes in his sets these days, Buress said, “probably not. You’d probably hear a joke about being able to google people’s property values with ease.”
“There’s a lot of Billy Crystal stuff, and it’s dark!” added Oswalt.
Netflix also today announced premiere dates for upcoming original comedy specials:
Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado – Friday, February 5
Coming in hot after a sold out national theater stand-up tour, his own TV series, and a successful run on Broad City, Hannibal Buress offers his personal brand of sharp observational comedy to a packed audience at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.
Theo Von: No Offense – Premieres Friday, February 26
Known for always saying the unexpected and telling it like it is, even at the expense of offending, Louisiana comedian Theo Von returns home to film his first stand-up comedy special for Netflix at the Civic Theater in New Orleans.
Jimmy Carr Funny Business – Premieres Friday, March 18
The first British comedian to make an original stand-up special for Netflix, Carr unleashes his distinctive comedy and wickedly funny one-liners to a sold out audience at the UK’s Hammersmith Apollo.
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping – Premieres Friday, April 22
Patton Oswalt delivers a fresh hour (and more) of brand-new stand-up that covers everything from misery to defeat to hopelessness. It’s his most upbeat special to date.