Bill Cosby brushed aside a bombardment of mounting rape allegations and the ensuing media storm to perform business as usual on Friday night in Melbourne, Fla. That business? Ninety minutes of family-friendly stand-up comedy.
The embattled ex-sitcom star got two standing ovations during his sold-out last night, despite all of the questions surrounding his character. There was just one lone protestor outside of the show; Rockledge resident Julie LeMaitre had a poster board sign that read: “Rape Is No Joke.”
Cosby did not touch the allegations during his set.
“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos,” Cosby told Florida Today. “People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”
Watch the video of Cosby last night, sharing a story about his very brief time as a fifth-grade track star: