There was a time when Bill Cosby was easily the most powerful man on television.

Don't believe me? Google Carl Anthony Payne.

Comedian Hannibal Buress had some very choice words about Bill Cosby in a performance Friday in Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy Hannibal Buress)

Payne is, perhaps, better known in the '80s by his nickname "Cockroach," who was Theo Huxtable's best friend on Cosby's Thursday night juggernaut, "The Cosby Show."

He started getting too big for his britches apparently. He wanted more lines and tried to upstage The Cos and the sort.

The next thing you know, he couldn't even buy a part on "Martin." And his failed UPN series was doing OK until a couple of calls from the "I-Spy" co-star tanked the project.

It's very possible that none of that happened.

However, ask Lisa Bonet and Payne about Cosby and the iron fist he held over TV for most of the decade.

Now comedian Hannibal Buress has called out Cosby for some of his past transgressions, Philadelphia Magazine reported.

The magazine reported that Buress did an extended bit about Cosby, a Philadelphia native, "calling him a rapist," in a bit during a Friday performance at The Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia.

Cosby has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting multiple women, including Barbara Bowman, in Philadelphia magazine. He has not, however, been publicly accused of rape.

“It’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the --- smuggest old black man persona that I hate,” Buress said. “He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the '80s! I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom!’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.”


Buress better watch his back. Malcolm Jamal-Warner and Kenny from next door are just itching to set him straight. Don't forget, Alvin and Sondra had that camping store. They have shovels, and they know a good place to hide the body.