Buoyed by the runaway ratings success of The People v. O.J. Simpson on FX, Larry Wilmore envisioned his own version of American Crime Story on Tuesday night’s episode of The Nightly Show: The People v. Bill Cosby.
“I was watching Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, and I had the same thought I’m sure most of you did: Hey, that’s the same number of women who have accused Bill Cosby of rape,” Wilmore said. “That’s right motherf—er, I haven’t forgotten about you.”
Wilmore went on to give an update on Cosby’s case, before introducing the sketch, which featured the host as Cosby discussing defense strategy with a group of lawyers. Throughout their conversation, Wilmore’s Cosby offers each attorney a drink. “I may regret this, but that looks delicious,” says one before drinking a cappuccino and passing out. (Cosby was charged last year with sexual assault, stemming from an alleged 2004 incident at his Pennsylvania home.)
Wilmore has often discussed Cosby on his show. Earlier this year, the host commented on Cosby’s arrest and said, “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. And, now, finally, regardless of what happens next, they’re being heard. And that’s a start.”
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Watch the full segment below.