Judd Apatow brought his crusade against Bill Cosby to Monday’s edition of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, blasting the 78-year-old during a stand-up set on the late-night show.
“Cosby is still out on the road. Isn’t that weird? He’s, like, doing stand-up? What do you think his act is like? Do you think he’s still talking about it?” Apatow said, before slipping into an impersonation of the comic. “Do you think he says, ‘Have you ever been in trouble with the wife? Did you ever get into the doghouse with the wife over something that you did?’”
More than 40 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, though he has never been charged with a crime. Last weekend, the New York Times released a deposition of Cosby from a 2005 lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand, a Temple University employee who claimed she was drugged and molested by Cosby. In the deposition, Cosby admitted to giving her drugs, but said the sex was consensual. (“I walk her out. She does not look angry. She does not say to me, don’t ever do that again,” he said in the deposition. “She doesn’t walk out with an attitude of a huff, because I think I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them.”)
Apatow alluded to the media coverage around Cosby in his stand-up routine, imagining a situation where Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, would confront the comic about an article.
“She says to me, ‘What is this in the paper about the raping, the drugging and the women?’” Apatow said in his Cosby voice. “And I said, ‘Do you like your life? Do you like the house, the jet? Then have a cappuccino and shut the [eff] up.’”
Apatow has been one of Cosby’s most vocal critics, frequently tweeting and commenting about the accusations. After excerpts from the 2005 deposition were released in June, Apatow called out Camille Cosby and former Cosby Show co-star Phylicia Rashad, who had previously supported Cosby, to “stand with the victims and not their attacker.”
Speaking to the TODAY show this month, Apatow explained why he has been so vigorous in his takedown of Cosby.
“I just kept noticing that no one else was saying that this was a bad thing,” Apatow said. “I would have loved to not talk about it. It’s incredibly sad. It’s one of the most tragic things that’s happened in our business, and I think we do have to stand up for the women and say that we believe you.”