Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel stunned the audience at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday night when an award presenter was announced that no one was expecting to see: “Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Bill Cosby”.
Fetch would happen before this Bill Cosby joke. And when it happened, Tina Fey’s face spoke for everyone.
The TV writer and actress literally had a jaw dropping moment as she appeared to turn to long-time collaborator Amy Poehler, mouthing the words: ‘This has to be a joke’.
“Ladies and gentlemen, four-time Emmy Award victor Dr. Bill Cosby”, said the announcer.
And viewers were quick to speculate what the former 30 Rock star said.
“I don’t know if you saw this on the news today, but Bill Cosby has finally spoken out about the allegations against him”, Fey said before delivering an impression.
But it turns out it was indeed a big joke.
“Don’t worry. He’s not really here”, Kimmel – the host of the awards show – said as he walked on stage.
You can see Tina’s reaction in the below video at the nine second mark.