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Hannibal Buress Doesn’t Regret Bill Cosby Joke That Made Scandal Erupt.

Hannibal Buress was relatively unknown until his Cosby joke went viral, and said in his new interview with GQ that he couldn’t have anticipated the effect the joke would have. “You can’t predict shit like that,” Buress said. “People are going to put on you whatever they want to put on you.The 32-year-old comedian has been credited for dozens of women speaking out about Cosby allegedly drugging and raping them after he exposed him as a rapist during a stand up show at a Philadelphia comedy club in October. But for whatever reason he deleted his tweets, which is why they appear as pixelated screenshots above. “It is conflicting, because people think I’m like this wonderful guy or something”. “I’m a decent guy”.

Aside from his no holds barred approach to stand up, Buress has also written for “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock”; cohosted “The Eric Andre Show” on Adult Swim; was a cast member on Comedy Central’s “Broad City”; tours regularly, hitting stages across the nation; and even voiced a character in animated movie “Angry Birds.” The Chicago native has done something right, as he’s now got his own show, “Why with Hannibal Buress,” which premiered July 8 on Comedy Central and was greenlit just before the Cosby jokes he’d being doing for six months went viral in October. The first time I did so – in a review for one of his shows for The Denver Post – I saw similarities between his cousin hatred and Aziz Ansari’s. Buress also revealed that the attention he got after a recording of his Bill Cosby stand up bit leaked online, it caused Comedy Central to halt the announcement of his new show, “Why?” “I didn’t apply myself as much as I could have”. In the clip, Buress said Cosby had no right to tell black people how to behave — “people with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack” — because “you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.” “‘I don’t curse on stage,’” Buress said as he impersonates Cosby. “Well, yea, you’re a rapist, so.” (RELATED: Bill Cosby In Deposition: I Gave Women Drugs So I Could Have Sex With Them) “I’ve done this bit on stage and people don’t believe me.

He’s also hard to mistake for any other comic currently on the circuit, largely due to his sleepy vocal drawl, which makes “people always think I’m high,” he told NY Mag in an interview published the day his show debuted. It certainly isn’t over for Cosby, as the dark allegations continue gaining light following unsealed depositions in which he confessed to drugging and having sex with women in the ’70s – and as his supporters flee.

While he does claim to be a “decent guy”, Buress does not want to be hailed a feminist hero because he was just making people laugh, something he’s been doing for more than a decade. But even so, once “Why? with Hannibal Buress” was finally announced, some Twitter users slammed Buress and defended Cosby, stating the funnyman who “sold-out” Cosby shouldn’t have a show. That never happened, and now, says Buress, and after the show was announced, he received responses from Cosby fans that say things like “you fucking sold out Cosby and now you got a show”. “This deal closed, like, June of a year ago”, Buress said. “It wasn’t for me”, he told GQ of his stint as an “SNL” writer. Their rep, Tom Keaney, indiactes they’ve requested to pull their endorsements of him that are listed on the back cover of Mark Whitaker’s “Cosby: His Life and Times,” a book released Sept. 16, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

If anyone ever told me I had to stop idolizing Bill Cosby, I would say, ‘Sorry, but I’m out of this religion.’ So if you want to join the Religion of Cosby, as I did back in 1966, Mark Whitaker’s wonderful new book would be our Bible.” Simon & Schuster’s spokesman Cary Goldstein responded, saying, “We haven’t received any requests to remove endorsements from Cosby, but we will certainly honor them if we do.”

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