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Where do the Huxtables stand on Bill Cosby?

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Cosby’s Private And Public Personas Over The Years.

Fresh from seeing his latest comedy, Trainwreck, open big in the US, Judd Apatow appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night, to perform a standup comedy routine for the first time since he stopped aged 24 years old (he’s 47 now). In the 1970s, Bill Cosby created “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids,” a Saturday-morning cartoon series based loosely on his Philadelphia childhood that promoted good behavior and morality.Director Judd Apatow has been one of the most vocal critics of Bill Cosby since sexual assault allegations began accumulating against the embattled comedian in late 2014.

Not surprisingly, Apatow, who’s been making headlines for slamming Bill Cosby on Twitter and in interviews, mocked the comic and alleged rapist, during his four-minute segment. “Cosby is still out on the road,” he said. “Isn’t that weird? We’ve already seen David Letterman make his first post-retirement appearance, specifically to toss barbs at Trump with a Top 10 List of “Interesting facts about Donald Trump” (“No. 9: During sex, Donald Trump calls out his own name.”) Last night, on “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart, who’s in his last three weeks steering the satirical ship, was downright gleeful as he made fun of Trump, who Stewart called “the patron saint of topical comedians who are just running out the clock.” Stewart’s focus was on the fallout from comments Trump made about Sen. In real life, Cosby’s wife Camille has apparently said that she had knowledge of her husband’s extramarital affairs and that they were all consented to.

The gap between the public Cosby, the long-time role model and moralist, and the private Cosby, the philanderer fighting accusations he drugged and sexually assaulted women, is what prompted a federal judge this month to unseal parts of the entertainer’s 2005-06 deposition in a sexual abuse lawsuit. Over on ABC, Jimmy Kimmel was also letting Trump have it, on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” As The Wrap reports, Kimmel’s monologue included these blasts at Trump, following his weekend remarks about McCain: “Can you imagine being tortured for five-and-a-half years in a Vietnamese prison camp … the Vietnamese offer to release you — and you say ‘no — not until you release the other Americans who’ve been here longer than I have’ — and then 42 years later the host of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ — a man who — the closest he ever got to battle was a fight with Rosie O’Donnell — a man whose greatest wartime accomplishment was brokering a peace treaty between Gary Busey and Meatloaf — belittles you — and calls you a loser?” And Trump wasn’t the only target drawing fire on Monday’s late-night shows. Apatow, of course, first came out publicly against Bill Cosby in January when he tweeted, officially, that the things Cosby has been accused of are bad.

But the Cosby jokes are pointed and effective, and probably the most prominent public attack on Cosby via stand-up since Hannibal Buress’s set went viral last fall. Cosby, 78, denies his accusers’ assault accusations, most of which were made long after the statute of limitations had expired, and has not been charged with a crime. Recently, the New York Times reported that court documents from 2005 and 2006 showed that Cosby admitted to paying women off after sexual encounters and said he was able to read non-verbal romantic cues from women. Apatow and Buress may have been joined by a host of others willing to speak out about Cosby’s alleged crimes, but with ever more disturbing information coming to light, it’s by no means time for them to stop. In public: Cosby dropped out of college to pursue a career in stand-up, releasing several best-selling albums whose PG-rated observational comedy drew heavily on his childhood.

Like the other day, there was something about me in the paper; I didn’t want my wife to read the paper, so I snuck out into the driveway at five in the morning to get the paper. For daring to criticize a man so unpopular that even the president of the United States has called the allegations “clearly rape.” Truly subversive stuff. (As Vulture reports, “Yep, he went there.

In the deposition that became public in recent days, Cosby acknowledged he used quaaludes in the ’70s “the same as a person would say, ‘Have a drink.'” He denied giving the party drug to women without their knowledge. Well then have a cappuccino and shut the fuck up!’” During an event last week in New York at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Lena Dunham, who works with Apatow on HBO’s Girls, called the director Cosby’s “No 1 enemy”. “I think he’s symbolic of something that’s important,” Apatow said of the comedian during the discussion. “I feel like women just not being listened to is what’s scariest. So it’s really all about preventing other people from getting hurt, because Cosby’s on tour — ignoring all of the victims is a signal to other victims that when you speak up, people will not take care of you and do something about it.” Away from “The Cosby Show” set, Cosby, who always worked clean, chided Eddie Murphy for his foul-mouthed comedy, as recounted by Murphy in his 1987 stand-up film “Raw.” In public: President George W.

Bush awarded Cosby the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, for having “used the power of laughter to heal wounds and to build bridges.” In 2004, Cosby delivered what became known as the “pound cake” speech, lamenting social dysfunction in urban black neighborhoods, criticizing single motherhood and saggy pants, and accusing some blacks of squandering opportunities made possible by the civil rights movement.

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