Eddie Murphy has made his grand return to stage after almost 28 years and yes, Bill Cosby was one of his target s while receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Centre on October 18
Eddie Murphy has made his grand return to standup comedy after almost 28 years and yes, Bill Cosby was one of his targets!
The popular actor and comedian received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, October 18. Murphy called the prize a "tremendous honor," but was quick to add a caveat – at an embattled Cosby‘s expense.
"Usually when there’s a prize, there’s money," he joked, adding that you know you’ve gone wrong "when they want you to give your trophy back."
He went on to say: "Bill has one of these. Did you all make him give it back?" he asked, before launching into a shocking impersonation of Cosby holding onto his award for dear life. "I would like to talk to some of the people who feel like I should give back my motherf—-in’ trophies."
As we earlier reported, nearly 55 women have come forward accusing the iconic comedian, Cosby, of sexually assaulting them with the use of drugs.
While court documents revealed that Cosby admitted to buying drugs to give women for sex back in 2005, his legal team continues to tout that it doesn’t mean his other sexual encounters were “non-consensual.”
Amid the accusations, Cosby has been stripped of many honorary degrees, including Tufts University, Goucher College, and most recently Lehigh University.