*Comedian Amy Schumer found a way to blast Bill Cosby while portraying his defense lawyer in a sketch Tuesday night on her Comedy Central show “Inside Amy Schumer.”
The setting was the “Court of Public Opinion.” Schumer’s character seeks to gain sympathy for her client by contrasting the rape allegations against Cosby with his beloved TV persona.
“We’ve heard a lot of stuff about what’s happened in the past few weeks, about what may or may not have happened,” she says.
“All these women, same story, same facts. But how do you feel when I play this?” she says, before screening a short clip from “The Cosby Show.”
“Did anybody feel raped by that?” she asks. “How about drugged?”
The prosecution is dumbfounded as Schumer gifts the jury and judge with Cosby’s signature items: pudding pops and Cosby sweaters.
“How can the face of such a yummy treat do anything bad?” Schumer says.
Schumer concludes her argument by telling the jury that to convict Cosby would be to punish themselves for their love of his show.
“This is a court of public opinion,” she says. “If convicted, the next time you put on a rerun of ‘The Cosby Show’ you may wince a little, you might feel a little pang. …And none of us deserve that. We don’t deserve to feel that pang. We deserve to dance like no one’s watching, and watch like no one’s raping.”
It ends with Cosby sending her a celebratory cocktail, which she thinks twice about sipping.