Well, folks, he's at it again.
For some reason, Bill Cosby seems very focused on being in the spotlight these days. That's a pretty bold move for someone accused of sexual misconduct by at least 50 women, but he's choosing to make it anyway. Cosby recently put on an impromptu standup show and, well... It seems like it was about as weird as you'd expect it to be.
We haven't heard a lot from Bill Cosby over the past couple of years.
via: GettyEver since a 2014 video of comedian Hannibal Buress discussing the allegations against Cosby went viral, he's stayed out of the spotlight for the most part. But for whatever reason, the disgraced comedian seems to be on some sort of PR tour this month.
via: YouTubeA few weeks ago, Cosby went out for dinner with a friend and invited a bunch of reporters to document the experience. One reporter referred to the evening as being "a decidedly odd affair." The fact that Cosby seemed to make a bizarre #MeToo joke near the end of the night undoubtedly lent to that vibe.
But that wasn't the end of the decidedly odd affairs. On January 21, Cosby hung out at a barbershop in Philly. The next day, he decided to head to a jazz club.
Bill Cosby about to do an impromptu comedy set at a jazz club in Germantown. Jury selection in his second criminal… https://t.co/Bc42W9WXdy— Bobby Allyn (@Bobby Allyn)1516664501.0
Bill Cosby, sitting on a stool in a hoodie at a Philly jazz club, telling stories and working the crowd. No mention… https://t.co/rCYzlaP1iL— Bobby Allyn (@Bobby Allyn)1516666196.0
Then he decided to move onto the drums.
Ok, he’s moved to the drums... https://t.co/OrmUdUVKHn— Bobby Allyn (@Bobby Allyn)1516666399.0
"Who am I?" Cosby asked Mekhi.
via: Getty"Bill Cosby," Mekhi replied. "And what do I do?" "A comedian." "I used to be a comedian?" Yeah. "Used to" is right. And yet, there he was, cracking jokes.
Here's a brief clip from his set, in case you're curious:His jokes got a few chuckles from the sparse crowd. Or were they possibly laughing at the completely bonkers situation they'd found themselves in?
Oh yeah, and he drank some peaches, too.
via: GettyThis was Cosby's first standup set in more than two years. Oh, and if you're wondering whether he had another weird response to the #MeToo movement...
The answer is a resounding "Yup!"
Here is the unforgettable face Cosby made when I asked him how he thinks jurors will see his case differently in th… https://t.co/NDaJ0Znpha— Bobby Allyn (@Bobby Allyn)1516675973.0
I have no idea what Bill Cosby was thinking when he decided to perform standup at a Philadephia bar earlier this week, but I definitely do not get it.
@AP Unfrickenbelievable ANYONE would give this rapist a chance to perform! Has decency been lost in this country? What about right vs wrong?— Cherie (Wear a damn mask people!) Morrissey (@Cherie (Wear a damn mask people!) Morrissey)1516669047.0