Hannibal Buress Refuses to Talk Bill Cosby During Interview, Hangs Up

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Looks like Hannibal Buress is over Bill Cosby.

According to an article by Morning Call writer John Moser, during an interview Buress was giving to promote his upcoming gig at Sands Bethlehem Event Center this Friday, the comedian refused to talk about the Cosby rape allegations when asked, saying, “Um, let’s keep it moving. I’m burned out on it, man, so let’s talk about something else.”

However, when pressed about the issue, Buress hung up. Read more »

WATCH: Hannibal Buress Talk About Ruining Bill Cosby’s Reputation

Hannibal Buress hasn’t talked too much about the fact that it was basically him who reinvigorated the discussion around Bill Cosby and the sexual assault allegations surrounding him. After his performance in Philadelphia last year, when he flat-out called Cosby a rapist, countless other women spoke up saying they were sexually assaulted by the comedian.

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Comedy Central Picks Up Hannibal Buress Series

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Hannibal Buress—a regular on Broad City and the comedian who ruined Bill Cosby’s life in a Philadelphia theater last fall—got news that Comedy Central has picked up eight episodes of his half-hour series Why? With Hannibal Buress. Deadline describes the premise, which sounds something like a late night talk show / variety show mix:

Executive produced by Buress, Jeff Stilson (Da Ali G Show) and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky, in Why? With Hannibal Buress, the comedian will provide his perspective on each week’s zeitgeist-driven topic, answering the burning questions on his mind through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and in-studio guests. To stay topical, each episode will be shot in front of a studio audience, taping the same week it airs.

The project is believed to stem from a development deal Buress inked with Comedy Central in 2013, which included a pilot commitment, a one-hour stand-up special; a nationwide Comedy Central Live stand-up tour; and a role Broad City.

Queen Latifah Cancels Bill Cosby Appearance After Hannibal Buress Rape Comment

UPDATE: The Queen Latifah Show reps claim Bill Cosby’s cancelled appearance is a postponement granted at Cosby’s request.

ORIGINAL: Philadelphia native Bill Cosby was scheduled to be on an upcoming episode of Queen Latifah’s talk show to promote his new book, but, as TMZ reports, the host pulled the plug after Cosby’s sexual assault allegations resurfaced last week after a Hannibal Buress comedy show here in Philadelphia.

As we reported, Hannibal Buress did an extended bit about Cosby that went something like this:

“It’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the fuckin’ smuggest old black man persona that I hate,” Buress said. “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.”

We should note that Cosby has not ever been criminally charged with rape (the legal definition of which varies by jurisdiction). Check out a recording of the set below.

Hannibal Buress on Bill Cosby: “You’re a Rapist”

Last night at his late night show at the Trocadero, comedian Hannibal Buress did an extended bit about Philadelphia native Bill Cosby, calling him a rapist. Cosby has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting multiple women, including Barbara Bowman in Philadelphia magazine. He has not, however, ever been criminally charged with rape (the legal definition of which varies by jurisdiction).* The above recording starts about 15-20 seconds into it.

“It’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the fuckin’ smuggest old black man persona that I hate,” Buress said. “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.”

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