“Oh, heck yes,” Fey exclaimed in an “Access Hollywood” interview airing Friday.
It’s hard to tell when Fey isn’t joking, though, so Cosby haters should not get their hopes up. Still, Fey and Poehler — who are returning to host the ceremony for the third consecutive year — should have no shortage of material, if they choose to use it.
The 77-year-old former “Cosby Show” patriarch has been accused of sexual assault or misconduct by over two dozen women, and even joked about the allegations for the first time during a stand-up show in Canada on Thursday. Cosby’s former TV wife Phylicia Rashad could be the butt of jokes, too, since she just recently defended Cosby from the allegations, and called the controversy “the obliteration of a legacy.”
“We don’t want anyone attending to be scared to be there because of us,” Fey said. “It’s a party and it’s — in the grand scheme of the world — it couldn’t be less important and I think that’s what makes it fun.”
The party will be broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.