Interestingly enough, Hannibal Buress, who reignited the Cosby rape controversy, plays the Lyric on March 13, just two weeks before Cosby. Although accusations and out-of-court settlements surrounding Cosby's alleged sexual assault history have been known by many for years, it was comedian Buress' comments last October at a show in Philadelphia that seemed to reignite the story and, presumably, help many younger people hear about it for the first time. On stage, Buress challenged Cosby's "smug . . . old black man public persona," and cited the number of women he had allegedly raped (then it was 13) and mocked the once-beloved (and still beloved by those suffering from a legendary case of cognitive dissonance) comedian's respectability politics. "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," Buress said, mocking Cosby's tone, and then added, "Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby."