Chris has always been one of Bill’s biggest fans, but revealed in an interview with ‘New York Magazine’ that he feels like the world has lost Bill, or at least the Bill people knew and loved.
Chris Rock is the first to admit that it’s been “a weird year for comedy.” Between the deaths of comedy legends Joan Rivers and Robin Williams, and now with the rape allegations surrounding his idol Bill Cosby, Chris admits in an interview with New York Magazine on Dec. 1 that he feels like a big part of Bill has been lost too.
Chris Rock On Bill Cosby Rape Allegations: He Mourns Loss Of Beloved Comedian
Chris, 49, is pretty speechless about Bill’s rape allegations scandal, even though the 77-year-old comedian has denied any truth to them.
“I don’t know what do say. What do you say? I hope it’s not true. That’s all you can say. I really do. I grew up on Cosby. I love Cosby, and I just hope it’s not true,” Chris said in the interview according to Vulture.
“It’s been a weird year for comedy,” Chris continued. “We lost Robin, we lost Joan, and we kind of lost Cosby.”
Chris looked up to the comedy legend with a lot of respect, as did many others, but that respect has now been shattered and it feels like Bill is gone.
Chris Rock Talks Joan Rivers And Robin Williams Death
Chris also praised the late Joan, calling her a “great person” and “underrated comedian.” “Who the hell’s funneir than Joan Rivers?” Answer: no one!
As for Robin’s tragic death, Chris said that “comedians kill themselves.”
“Talk to 100 comedians this week, everybody knows somebody who killed themselves. I mean, we always say ignorance is bliss. Well, if so, what’s the opposite? Some form of misery. Being a comedian, 80 percent of the job is just you notice s***, which is a trait of schizophrenics too. You notice things people don’t notice.”
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— Julianne Ishler