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Bill Cosby stands up to hecklers: 'We're here to enjoy my gift'

Cosby's comedy show at Baltimore's Modell Performing Arts Center was played with protesters both outside and inside the venue.

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Veronica Linares
Actor Bill Cosby faced interruptions from hecklers during his comedy show in Baltimore on March 27. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Actor Bill Cosby faced interruptions from hecklers during his comedy show in Baltimore on March 27. File photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

BALTIMORE, March 30 (UPI) -- Comedian Bill Cosby instructed fans to "ignore" the hecklers during his performance at the Modell Performing Arts Center on Friday, telling the crowd to remain calm as they had all gathered to "enjoy his gift."

According to the Washington Post, Cosby was reprimanded by event attendees who demanded he spoke out about the multiple allegations that he has sexual assaulted a number of women throughout the years.

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As his fans asked hecklers to "shut up," Cosby said to "remain calm."

"We are here to enjoy my gift," he said. "We are not here to argue. Let those people speak. We will find them and ask them to leave."

Before the show, a small protest took place outside the venue as people called out attendees for enabling the 77-year-old amidst the allegations against him. Earlier that day two women joined more than two dozen alleged victims in claiming they had been drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby.

While the allegations against the comedian have been going around for decades, they seemed to have intensified last October thus hampering Cosby's comedy show, "Far From Finished." In addition to the many cancelled dates, the once all-star comedian has been struggling to fill up venues.

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