Damon Wayans Reveals Why He’s Quitting Stand-up Comedy + Thinks Obama Makes It Tough

Photo Credit: Ed Schipul
Photo Credit: Ed Schipul

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Damon Wayans made headlines recently because he made a pretty controversial “joke” about Bill Cosby’s accusers, and it caused him to get dragged something serious on social media.

To refresh your memory, here’s what he said about the situation during his Breakfast Club appearance:

“Tell the truth. If I was him, I would divorce my wife, give her all my money and then I would go do a deposition. I would light one of [those] three-hour cigars. I’d have some wine and maybe a Quaalude and I would just go off, because I don’t believe that he was r*ping. I believe he was in relationships with all of them and then he’s like, ‘You know what? [I’m] 78. It don’t work like that no more. I can’t get it up for any of y’all. Bye, b*tches,’ and then they’re like, ‘Oh, really? Rape!

“If you listen to them talk, they go, ‘Well, the first time …’ The first time? B*tch, how many times did it happen? Just listen to what they’re saying and some of them really [are] unr*peable. You just look at them and go, ‘You don’t want that. Get outta here.'”

When the media slammed him for the comments, he once again specified it was just jokes but the controversy has made him quit stand-up comedy.

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  1. While I agree society has gotten too PC, you can’t make a tasteless joke about r-pe and not expect backlash. Damon needs to get over himself and just admit he was wrong.

  2. Damon is still a great comedian he should keep doing stand up especially if he still loves it. But I will never look at him the same way again after I seen that interview he definitely rubbed me the wrong way and the backlash he got from it was warranted.

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