Embattled comedian Bill Cosby, his reputation in tatters with everyone, it seems, except his audience, wowed a devoted crowd of nearly 2,000 at Eastern Florida State College on Friday night in what might be his last performance in a while.
Though rumors of protests and disruptions swept the airwaves and the Internet in the hours leading up to his show, the only things Cosby heard from the audience was laughter, sustained applause – a standing ovation the moment he took the stage – and a shout of “We love you, Bill Cosby!” near the end of his 90-minute performance.
Cosby raised a fist in response, and the crowd went nuts with adulation.
Cosby didn’t utter a word about the repeated public accusations over the past month that he drugged and raped women. And that was fine with the audience.