Bill Cosby appeared on stage for a second night in Canada yesterday, cracking a joke about the recent sexual assault allegations against him. While performing, he told a woman at his London, Ontario show “you have to be careful about drinking around me.”
The strangest moment of the night came midway through, when a woman in the front row rose and started walking out. Mr. Cosby asked her something. She appeared to reply that she was getting a drink and asked Mr. Cosby if he wanted one. He declined and then said with a smile “you have to be careful about drinking around me.” The audience expelled a collective “ooooo” at the joke then laughed and cheered and the show went on.
Two hecklers were removed from the show, after yelling “we don’t love you, Bill!” at Cosby. As security drragged him away the man yelled “You are a rapist. I’m being ejected because you are a rapist.”
The audience was very “pro-Cosby” and booed the man until Cosby told them to stop. The man was subsequently arrested.
Other than the hecklers, Cosby performed in front of a supportive crowd.
The crowd cheered him loudly when he entered the stage just after 7:30 p.m. They laughed raucously at his jokes about childhood and wives being in charge. At the end of the nearly two-hour set, they rose and gave him a standing ovation.