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Joel McHale calls out Bill Cosby during ESPYs monologue

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Joel McHale called out Bill Cosby during his opening monologue at Wednesday’s ESPYs Award Ceremony. While introducing the show, he shouted out celebrities and athletes, before singling out women’s UFC champion Ronda Rousey, who took home the Best Fighter ESPY ahead of the show’s telecast. “She’s knocked out more women than Bill Cosby,” McHale said.

He also took digs at Justin Bieber, ABC’s The Bachelor and Brett Favre’s “mom jeans,” but his Cosby dig was particularly timely. President Obama responded to questions about the allegations against Cosby during a press conference that afternoon, and last week a 2005 deposition revealed that Cosby obtained Quaaludes with the intent of drugging women in order to have sex.

Watch McHale’s joke below.