Bill Cosby has been mostly silent since more than two dozen sexual assault allegations have been made against him. Now he’s trying a different tact by trying to return the focus to his career.
Cosby released a new 10-second video advertising his upcoming standup shows. Wearing maroon pajamas, the clip shows Cosby on the phone talking about what a great show it will be. “Eight o’clock show, that’s right,” he happily declares into the phone. “And you know I’ll be hilarious. Can’t wait.”
He makes no mention of the charges against him, and it makes for some seriously uncomfortable viewing. ABC News, premiering the clip, notes that the video message is accompanied by a short written message that calls out one of his most popular catchphrases. “Dear fans. I hope you enjoy my wonderful video message that’s filled with LAUGHTER. Hey, hey, hey, I’m far from finished.”