Bill Cosby’s Comedy Show Interrupted by Protesters in Canada (VIDEO)

January 10, 2015

Bill Cosby performed his live stand-up comedy show in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, as an estimated 30 protesters interrupted, shouting “We believe the women,” referring to the more than two dozen who have accused him of rape, sexual assault and/or drugging.

Bill Cosby has infamously proceeded with all of the scheduled performances in Ontario, Canada and each performance has been met with protests and heckling. On the two preceding nights he performed in Kitchener and London, Ontario. Despite the ban on video recording, nonetheless video has surfaced on YouTube which confirms the eyewitness accounts from journalists and the general public who have been in attendance. He has played to packed audiences whose motives we can only speculate about. Loyal fans and curiosity seekers and those who wish to confront him we can assume.

As you can see in the video below, the 77-year-old comedy icon is on stage in the midst of his show as he is interrupted by a the protesters who are heard saying “We believe the women.” Also, as TMZ reports (second video below) he is also confronted by someone who becomes quite vulgar and reportedly calls him “an “arrogant piece of s—.”

As there have been more than two dozen women who have come forward and made allegations that Cosby raped, sexually assaulted and/or drugged them, he has nonetheless followed the entertainment world’s dictum, the show must go on. And, now in the aftermath, despite protesters outside each venue and some heckling inside, the show has gone on.

According to various media outlets including The Hollywood Reporter, Bill Cosby reportedly intervened when security was about to escort the protesters out of the venue, saying, “Stop, stop, let them, let them, stop… let them have their say.”

Cosby also drew much attention — to say nothing of raised eyebrows — for a reported joke alluding to the sexual assault allegations. As as been reported, a woman in the audience got up during the performance and when he asked her where she was going she said she was going to get a drink and asked if he wanted her to bring anything back for him. Bill Cosby reportedly said, ““You have to be careful about drinking around me.” As the National Post reports, this drew “loud gasps from the audience.” The newspaper further reports that “the gasps then changed to cheers and applause.” Thus far video of this particular exchange has not surface. If it does, it will be added below.

Viral video of Hannibal Buress’ standup comedy routine is in fact what brought massive attention to the sexual assault allegations against Cosby in social media and later major media leading right up to this present moment in time which has seen numerous women — including supermodels Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson — come forward with allegations. Yes, while there had been a lawsuit years ago, it took a fellow comedian flatly calling Cosby a rapist to finally get the attention of the public. Now Cosby himself attempts to continue his own standup comedy tour, he is met with those same accusations from audience members.

The story continues to develop, but for now, there are videos below of Bill Cosby being heckled over the allegations.

Pictures: PR Photos

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