Hannibal Buress Is Getting Death Threats From People About Bill Cosby

"I get a lot of messages from people about it," Hannibal Buress told Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday night in reference to his routine about Bill Cosby's history of sexually assaulting women. But they can be funny! (Well, funny because he is.)

"The weirdest thing about getting a death threat from a male body builder-slash-stripper on Facebook is when you click on his profile and see that you have one mutual friend," he added. "And then having to hit your friend up and say, hey man, can you tell your buddy to stop saying he's going to murder me?"

Buress also commented on his role at Justin Bieber's Comedy Central Roast ("It's a weird state of mind to be in when you have three or four weeks to just think of the foulest things you can say about somebody"), noting that it's also "weird when you have to say something about Martha Stewart's vagina in front of her." Nah, that sounds fun and not at all scary.

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locoesteban
LocoEsteban

Went and saw Hannibal here in Portland last week and he was damn good. He also mentioned this Cosby-fan phenomenon during his show here, saying that he still gets messages about it on his FB every single day, and most of 'em are bad.

He also complained that too many activists go on his page... and in one breath thank him for the Cosby quote, but in the next demand that he address 'x-y-z' topic of outrage during his set; essentially trying to force him to become Mr. Socially Conscious Comedian. He doesn't want to be that! So please, folks, stop trying to put Hannibal on a soapbox. Just let him be a comedian who affected society that one time when he reminded us (and we never should have 'forgotten', collectively) that Bill Cosby is a filthy garbage rapist.

And maybe we oughta stick some messages of support in his FB inbox. Just so he sees something nice in between geriatric death threats.