Great Job, Internet!: A jokeless Bill Cosby works his audience

Until somewhat recently, Bill Cosby was known for The Cosby Show, hawking Jello Pudding Pops, and as the creative mind behind Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids. By “somewhat recently,” we mean 11 years ago, when sexual assault allegations first appeared. Of course, much more recently, Hannibal Buress took Cosby to task, thrusting these claims back into the spotlight and forcing everyone to reconcile their fond remembrances Mr. Huxtable’s terrible sweaters with the terrible actions of an alleged serial rapist.

As Cosby has fought these allegations with refusals to speak, refusals to speak coherently, calling imaginary fans, and making comedic hay with oblique references to his reputation for drugging women. If the nature of the allegations weren’t so awful and widespread, Cosby’s self-incriminatingly unsympathetic response would be fascinating in its own right. He behaves as if his legacy and demeanor should place him above reproach. He’s …

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