Billy Cosby’s sex life has just become a part of public conversation. At age 77, the comedian says there’s just one thing he’s afraid to hear in the bedroom.
During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the former The Bill Cosby Show star opened up about keeping his wife of 50 years, Camille, satisfied as they both creep closer to octogenarian status.
“We’re here! We’re here on The Fallon Show and we’re waiting for the gas pedal and the clutch and the brake,” the jokester began after settling on stage, talking about being behind the wheel. “Too many people have hit the deer, and the deer always win. But the ones I don’t understand, I don’t understand the intelligence of a moth.”
Although not everyone followed that particular line of thought, it was easy to catch on after new dad Fallon asked Cosby about his turning age 77 — despite online death hoaxes — this past July.
After the host asked the presumably innocent question, “Did you get cake?” Cosby quipped, “No, I got my wife.”
He elaborated, “The most frightening thing at age 77 is to hear your wife, who is seven years younger than you, say ‘Keep going!'”
Here’s a look at Cosby’s Tonight Show appearance that kicks off where things start to get both a tad uncomfortable, and confusing:
For what it’s worth, the former military man and Camille Cosby have obviously had a solid relationship for quite some time. The pair, who wed in 1964 after meeting while he was performing standup and she was a student, welcomed five children together. Their daughters are Erika, Erinn, Ensa and Evin. They had one son, Ennis, who was murdered in 1997.
Cosby has long been known to use his personal experiences as comedic fodder, famously quipping, “Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: The wife is in charge.”