THE COSBY SHOW star has been embroiled in the controversy since last year (14), with ongoing claims of sexual assault by more than 20 women, and on Friday he took to the stage at Baltimore's The Lyric Opera House just hours after two more accusers came forward.

Just minutes into the performance, Cosby faced a heckler who stood up and shouted, "Thirty eight women spoke up and called you a rapist!"

In video footage posted online by the Baltimore City Paper, some fans are heard asking the critic to "shut up", before the man shouted at Cosby, "Tell the one (joke) about how to get away with rape."

The outburst prompted Cosby to stop his set and tell the crowd, "Just remain calm. We are here to enjoy my gift. We are not here to argue. Let those people speak. We will find them and ask them to leave."

The unnamed heckler was removed by security guards.

Cosby has faced protesters at a number of stops on his ongoing U.S. tour and a group of demonstrators picketed the Baltimore venue on Friday, chanting, "Your fame won't shame anymore!"

Cosby has not been charged and his lawyers insist the allegations are false.