It’s no joke — Invoice Cosby isn’t welcome at this legendary Huge Apple comedy membership.
The proprietor of the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village — which has hosted stars together with Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams and Chris Rock — gained’t enable the disgraced comedian to carry out on the heels of his jail launch, he instructed The Publish on Sunday.
The 83-year-old fallen funnyman reportedly plans to do a stand-up tour now that his sexual-assault conviction has been tossed and he was free of jail final month.
However membership proprietor Noam Dworman — who let Aziz Ansari and Louis C.Okay. carry out in 2018 after their respective sexual-misconduct scandals — stated he gained’t guide Cosby in the beloved, brick-lined basement venue as a result of Cellar audiences wouldn’t assist it.
Dworman defined that he’s drawing the road on Cosby as a result of the accusations in opposition to the previous TV star had been far worse than something Aziz Ansari and Louis C.Okay. allegedly did.
“Evaluating Invoice Cosby to those different guys is absurd,” Dworman stated, including that the opposite two comics weren’t charged with a criminal offense.
Dworman, who received demise threats after permitting Louis C.Okay. to carry out, stated, “I didn’t need to discuss this to start with.
“I simply assume these comparisons are ridiculous.”
A rep for Cosby, Andrew Wyatt, instructed TMZ that his shopper is unfazed by the showbiz snub.
“That’s one membership proprietor, and within the phrases of the King of R&B Bobby Brown, ‘It’s his prerogative to do what he desires to do,’ ” Wyatt stated.
The Pennsylvania State Supreme courtroom overturned Cosby’s sex-assault conviction on June 30, saying a secret verbal settlement with then-Montgomery County District Legal professional Bruce Castor Jr. prevented the comedian from ever being charged for allegedly drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.
Cosby was launched from jail after serving greater than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence.