Washington: Bill Cosby, during his recent show in Canada, jokingly warned a woman in the audience to be careful about drinking around him.
The 77-year-old comedian made the remark at his second performance in a row after a string of cancellations that followed sexual assault allegations from more than 15 women, ABC News reported.
A woman who got up from one of the front rows and walked past the stage was asked by Cosby where she was going, to which she answered that she was going to the lobby to grab a drink, then Cosby responded: "You have to be careful about drinking around me." The remark was met with loud applause.
A few minutes later a cynic yelled at Cosby that he was a rapist but Cosby stood up as the crowd started to boo the man and asked them not to respond.
The man was removed from the theater by a police officer while one member of the audience yelled that they loved him.
Cosby later addressed the disruption, the first at a show since the allegations surfaced, in a statement: "Dear Fans: One outburst but over 2600 loyal, patient and courageous fans enjoyed the most wonderful medicine that exists for human-kind i.e. laughter. I thank you, the theatre staff (Budweiser Gardens), the event organizers and the London, ON Community for your continued honor and support. I'm Far From Finished."