Golden Globes 2015: Host Tina Fey says 'Heck yes!' to jokes about Bill Cosby

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 72nd Golden Globes awards ceremony this Sunday

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Bill Cosby may not be up for an award at this year’s Golden Globes, but he certainly looks sure to get a mention.

Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have made a rule that none of the people attending the awards should be scared to be there “because of us,” but as Cosby does not appear to be an attendee, the gloves are off.

When asked by Access Hollywood if any Cosby jokes would be made during the awards show this Sunday, Fey emphatically replied: “Heck yes!”

 

Fey and Poehler, known for their risqué but well received jokes, are returning to host this Sunday’s awards ceremony for the third year in a row. Some of their best jokes last year included: “Now, like a supermodel’s vagina, let’s say hello to Leonardo DiCaprio,” and, “For [Matthew McConaughey’s] role in Dallas Buyers Club, he lost 45lbs. Or what actresses call, ‘being in a movie’.”

Cosby himself made light of the serious allegations of sexual abuse surrounding him at a comedy performance in Canada last night, quipping to an audience member: “You have to be careful about drinking around me,” which was met with applause.

At least 15 women have now accused the 77-year-old comedian and actor of drugging and sexually assaulting them. Three more women came forward to levy allegations against Cosby on Thursday. Cosby has denied the allegations.

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