There’s no yada yada yadaing over this one.
Jerry Seinfeld sat down with Norm Macdonald to talk comedy influences, and revealed that he thinks Bill Cosby’s comedic legacy still stands strong, even in the wake of dozens of sexual assault allegations.
“I think Bill Cosby’s the biggest comedian of all time,” Seinfeld said on “Norm Macdonald Live” after Macdonald nominated Bob Hope for the honor. “I don’t think anyone will ever match his production and quality of material.”
Macdonald waited a beat to respond and took a swig of water as Seinfeld asked if he was a fan of the former “The Cosby Show” patriarch.
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“I love Bill Cosby,” Macdonald said. “I had maybe the greatest Bill Cosby story ever. And now it’s not in the 10,000. Because I’ll tell people the story, and then I’ll constantly be interrupted by, ‘And then, did he rape you?’ He didn’t ever rape me. It had nothing to do with the story.”
Macdonald didn’t reveal details of the story, but he did say that the allegations against Cosby didn’t affect his image of the comic.
“How much are you bothered by the fact that this comedian who you really thought was great turns out to be this person doing horrible things?” Seinfeld asked. “Do you separate his work from the person? Does it taint it at all?”
“Not at all,” Macdonald answered, before he proposed a similar, rambling question involving Beethoven.
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Cosby, 79, faced sexual assault allegations from more than a dozen women stretching back to the 1960s. He is currently awaiting a retrial after a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in June on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman.
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