Bill Cosby Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


23rd July 2015

Quote: "It's horrible, all those (good comedy) bits are gone - you can never listen to it... It's so creepy man. Ugh! It's terrible." Comedian Denis Leary shares his disgust as the Bill Cosby sex scandal continues.


16th July 2015

Quote: "We had a meeting on Twitter recently that freaked a lot of people out, and then we spoke because we're adults and we can have good conversations." Whoopi Goldberg insists she has cleared the air with filmmaker Judd Apatow after the two celebrities clashed following her public defence of accused rapist Bill Cosby. The Ghost star accepted this week (begs13Jul15) that the mounting evidence against her old pal "looks bad" after learning the statute of limitations to prosecute Cosby over decades-old allegations from more than 30 women had long expired. Apatow was a guest on Goldberg's U.S. talk show The View on Thursday (16Jul15).


13th July 2015

Quote: "No one else was saying that this was a bad thing. I would love to not talk about it, but it's incredibly sad. It's one of the most tragic things that's happened in our business and I think we need to stand up for the women and say, 'We believe you'. We don't have to worry about him. A lot of people got terribly hurt. And you know, when you go out on a date, you don't need seven prescriptions for Quaaludes... Famous people can meet women without a Quaaludes prescription." Outspoken filmmaker and Bill Cosby critic Judd Apatow defends his stance on the actor's sexual misconduct controversy. The veteran funnyman is facing decades-old allegations of abuse, rape and inappropriate behaviour from over 30 women, and, during a recently-released deposition from a 2005 lawsuit, he confessed to obtaining the powerful sedatives to give to women he wanted to sleep with.


17th June 2015

Quote: "Some people say, 'Why do you talk about it?' which is kind of like saying, 'Leave the rapist alone'. Aren't we supposed to say we don't like this...? He doesn't want to leave the road, he does stand-up around the country, and I think the reason why he does it is he doesn't want to have to go home to his wife because then he has to explain everything..." Filmmaker Judd Apatow on the backlash he has received for speaking out against Bill Cosby, amid the comedian's ongoing sexual assault scandal.


19th February 2015

Quote: "I am very appreciative of Eddie and I applaud his actions." Bill Cosby applauds fellow comic Eddie Murphy for refusing to portray the embattled stand-up comedian in a sketch during the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special on Sunday (15Feb15). The Beverly Hills Cop actor returned to the U.S. comedy series after more than 30 years for the special, but did not take part in any of the sketches and simply gave a brief speech. Former Snl cast member and writer Norm MACdonald has since revealed he tried to convince Murphy to play Cosby during the Celebrity Jeopardy segment, but Murphy turned it down as he did not want to poke fun at the star, who has faced a long line of sex abuse allegations in recent months.


4th December 2014

Tweet: "ever since Obama got in office there's been such racial tension in america... and such tension towards black consciousness. A black man in office is Scary to white folk, and they will try and do Any And Everything to remind us that they are in control. from police murders, to macklemore and igloo australia (Iggy Azalea)... They are even trying to tear down our father figure Bill Cosby." Rapper Azealia Banks offers her take on America's ongoing race issues as activists protest recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers accused of killing African-Americans in Missouri and New York.


1st December 2014

Quote: "I don't know what to say. What do you say? I hope it's not true... I grew up on Cosby. I love Cosby, and I just hope it's not true. It's a weird year for comedy. We lost Robin (Williams), we lost Joan (Rivers), and we kind of lost Cosby." Actor Chris Rock hopes historic sexual assault allegations filed against his comedy hero Bill Cosby are unfounded.


15th August 2014

Fact: Actor/comedian Bill Cosby is set to return to stand-up for his first special in 30 years. Bill Cosby 77, which was filmed in San Francisco on Cosby's 77th birthday in July (14) and directed by actor Robert Townsend, will air on streaming service Netflix on 28 November (14).


27th March 2014

Fact: Actor/comedian Bill Cosby took part in an hilarious tightrope walking spoof with U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (26Mar14), when he walked on a line of tape on the floor while carrying a tightrope pole in his hands and Fallon on his back.


19th November 2013

Fact: Actor/comedian Bill Cosby stole the show from U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon on Monday (18Nov13) when he appeared as a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The star walked past the host and chatted with an audience member after his introduction and then asked the show's band, The Roots, to audition for his funeral as he pretended to be dead on the floor. He spent the rest of the first segment on the ground.


5th July 2013

Fact: Beloved funnyman Bill Cosby has launched a bizarre online poll to discover which of his creative and colourful sweaters from his time on THE COSBY SHOW is his fans' favourite. The actor, who portrayed Cliff Huxtable on the classic Tv comedy, has shortlisted 32 knits for the honour of being named Champion Stitch.


7th September 2012

Tweet: "Please stop these death hoaxes. We have had no notifications of Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, Eddie Murphy, or Rihanna having arrived. - death". Comedian Bill Cosby jokes about the most recent false death rumours.


30th May 2012

Fact: Comedian Bill Cosby, R&B singer Mary J. Blige, producer Clive Davis and veteran actor Warren Beatty will help mark the 100th anniversary of the famed Beverly Hills Hotel during a centenary bash next month (Jun12). The group will host a series of events at the chic Los Angeles destination throughout the weekend of 15 June (12).


20th August 2009

Fact: Jerry Seinfeld will lead the salutes to Bill Cosby when the veteran funnyman is honoured with America's top humour prize on 26 October (09). Cosby will be the 2009 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and he'll be fated with a gala evening at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Seinfeld will be joined by Chris Rock and Cosby's The Cosby Show co-stars Phylicia Rashad and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.


15th February 2007

Fact: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby's six-year-old Dandie Dinmont terrier, HARRY - named after British royal Prince Harry - has won Best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City.


6th November 2006

Fact: Samuel L Jackson once played comedian Bill Cosby's stand-in on THE COSBY SHOW.


12th December 2005

Quote: <p>"He was a sweet, nice man, unlike the character he played when he performed." Bill Cosby on late comedian Richard Pryor. </p>


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