Cosby Jokes About Rape Allegations

Tells woman in audience to be careful about drinking around him
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2015 6:23 AM CST
Updated Jan 9, 2015 7:32 AM CST
Cosby Jokes About Rape Allegations
In this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, Bill Cosby waves to the crowd as he walks onto the stage at the beginning of his performance in Melbourne, Fla.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Not only is Bill Cosby performing comedy again despite the ever-growing rape allegations against him, he's cracking jokes about them. At a show last night in Ontario, Canada, Cosby got into an ad-libbed back-and-forth with a woman who stood up during the performance, reports the National Post. When he asked where she was going, she said she was headed to the lobby to get a drink and asked Cosby if he wanted one. "You have to be careful about drinking around me," he replied.

The Post's description: "The audience expelled a collective 'ooooo' at the joke, then laughed and cheered and the show went on." A few minutes after the exchange, a heckler called Cosby a rapist and was quickly ushered out by police, reports the AP. The 77-year-old addressed the latter incident in a statement: "One outburst but over 2600 loyal, patient, and courageous fans enjoyed the most wonderful medicine that exist [sic] for human-kind. Laughter," he wrote, adding, "I'm Far From Finished." (Former co-star Phylicia Rashad is defending Cosby, though she says some recent remarks were misquoted.)

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