Larry Wilmore slams Bill Cosby following arrest
Larry Wilmore returned to host The Nightly Show for the first time in 2016 with a message for Bill Cosby.
“We didn’t forget about you, motherf—er, and now neither did the justice system,” Wilmore said on Monday night’s show. “Bam! Bill Cosby finally may pay some legal consequences for preying on women.”
Cosby was arrested last week and charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. The 78-year-old comedian stumbled while walking into the courthouse, an action Wilmore said he didn’t believe.
“Right now it seems like he’s playing feeble old man, trying to garner sympathy,” Wilmore said. He then broke into an impersonation of Cosby. “I couldn’t rape a fly, and not just because I don’t know what their sexual business is all about down there,” he said.
The host added, “Is that going to be his defense? That he couldn’t see what he was doing? Your honor, I thought I was putting creamer in those cappuccinos.”
More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct. Wilmore said it was important that the charges in this case were filed, even if Cosby doesn’t get convicted.
“Because for too long, the women who have accused him of this crime were not being listened to, because they were being silenced by a powerful man and a complicit culture,” Wilmore said. “And, now, finally, regardless of what happens next, they’re being heard. And that’s a start.”
Watch the segment below. The Nightly Show airs weeknights on Comedy Central.