'The Nightly Show' Reveals The Shocking Connection Between Bill Cosby And More Than 30 U.S. Presidents
It was only the second airing of "The Nightly Show," Comedy Central's brand new talk show hosted by "The Daily Show" veteran Larry Wilmore, but the host pulled no punches. Right at the top of the hour, Wilmore promised that the second show would be about one thing and one thing only: Bill Cosby.
"We'll answer the question of did he do it," he said, "and the answer will be yes."
Wilmore went on to host a panel discussion of the Cosby rape allegations, and before that, spent some time throwing shade at "Girls" star and creator Lena Dunham's comments about the scandal (while still tipping his hat to that now famous butt-eating scene), and even revealing some shocking connections between Cosby and the White House.
Noting that 35 women have now identified themselves as Cosby's victims, Wilmore said that it's "like if Bill Cosby drugged and raped every U.S. president from George Washington to John F. Kennedy." It's an especially dire assessment for Grover Cleveland.
Wilmore also highlighted Cosby's continued comedy tour throughout the U.S. and Canada, with fellow "Nightly Show" contributor Mike Yard chiming in with some criticisms of his own — namely, at how Cosby handles hecklers.
For tonight's third episode, "The Nightly Show" plans on tackling the State of the Union, and viewers can send their questions in to be answered on the show through Twitter using the hashtag #KeepIt100.