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Larry Wilmore has just five words for Bill Cosby: "You can go f*ck yourself”

Wilmore brought new levels of fire to "The Nightly Show" after returning from a two-week vacation

Colin Gorenstein
July 21, 2015 6:07PM (UTC)

Larry Wilmore missed some big Bill Cosby news while he was off from the "Nightly Show" for two weeks. The frequently featured takedown subject not only admitted to drugging women for sex -- but he also explained the specific method of pursuing them in his own words.

The “Nightly Show” host used the opportunity to revisit some "red flags" (no, "huge Cosby sweater-patterned flags") in the comedian's early work, rolling a clip from 1969 in which he joked about slipping women "Spanish fly" aphrodisiac.


“Go to a party and see five girls standing alone,” Cosby says in one scene from the episode. “Boy, if I had a whole jug of Spanish fly, I’d light that whole corner up over there.”

Then, showing yet another example -- arguably, the grossest Cosby episode -- Cliff Huxtable is featured making a “secret sauce” which turns people “all huggy-buggy."

Wilmore was livid. “He believes that drugging and raping women deserves to be laughed at,” he said. “He put it in a comedy act, and he put it in his TV show. He finds what he did to be funny. Five words: You can go f*ck yourself.”

Watch the clip courtesy of Comedy Central below:

Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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