“We don’t have to turn off our brain just because the law says we’re not supposed to make assumptions,” says Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show” host
Speaking with a panel of comedians Tuesday night on the guilt or innocence of Bill Cosby, Larry Wilmore didn’t mince words.
“People are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law, but this is the court of public opinion, and this is my show — that f-cker did it,” Wilmore said on Tuesday’s “The Nightly Show” on Comedy Central.
“I’m sorry — the proof is common sense, for Christ’s sake. We don’t have to turn off our brain just because the law says we’re not supposed to make assumptions. Those stories are way too specific about it,” he added.
His panel offered mix feelings:
“Wherever you see Gloria Allred, you know somebody’s lying,” comedian Keith Robinson said, noting he thinks some of Cosby’s accusers are lying. “I think Gloria Allred is like the Al Sharpton of women.”
Comedian Baratunde Thurston went with the math theory, suggesting even if some of the accusers are lying, you “round up to you did it,” because there are so many accusers and not much upside to going up against Cosby.
“You don’t get a sneaker deal,” Wilmore joked.
Watch the video above.