Bill Cosby Jokes About Allegations During Comedy Show

"You should be careful drinking around me," he joked during a show.

January 9, 2015, 10:21 AM

— -- Looks like Bill Cosby is responding to the allegations he's currently facing in the way he knows best -- with comedy.

Cosby, 77, performed last night in Ontario and after a woman got up during his performance, he seized an opportunity to joke about the accusations over the past few months by women alleging he drugged them and sexually assaulted them.

He asked the member of the audience where she was going, to which she replied "Getting a drink," Richard Warnica, a reporter from the National Post in Toronto, told "Good Morning America" today. Warnica said he had attended the show.

The woman asked Cosby if he would like a drink too. "No, I've already got one," he said. Cosby had a bottle of water.

"But, You know, you should be careful drinking around me," he quipped, according to Warnica.

"The whole audience sort of 'Ohhhed,'" Warnica added. "It was just this sort of shocking moment."

Shortly after the joke, a heckler yelled during the performance and was removed. The heckler was in addition to more than 100 protesters who were outside the arena last night.

After the show, Cosby released a new statement from his publicist, saying "One outburst but over 2600 loyal, patient and courageous fans enjoyed the most wonderful medicine that exist for human-kind. Laughter. I thank you… I'm Far From Finished."

Cosby has denied any allegations of wrongdoing ever since allegations first surfaced in 2004. More women came forward late last year, to which his lawyer released a statement early on saying, "The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true."

Another attorney for Cosby, Martin D. Singer, added in late November, "The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.

"These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years."

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