Amy SchumerLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 9:09PM EDT
Why did Sacha Baron Cohen hire disgraced comedian Kurt Metzger for Who Is America?
Source: The Cut
Former Inside Amy Schumer writer Metzger is considered a "virulent misogynist" -- so much so that Schumer distanced herself from him two years ago. Now he works on Who Is America?, which happens to have an all-male writing staff. "While Metzger should absolutely be blamed for being a virulent misogynist, he can’t be blamed for taking a job that was offered to him," says Madeleine Aggeler. "The blame there lays squarely on the shoulders of the Who Is America? creators, who could have chosen literally anyone else to write for them. There has to be at least seven comedy writers out there who are very funny and haven’t openly and repeatedly belittled rape accusers. Who knows, maybe a couple of them are even women!" ALSO: Who Is America? art gallery has a connection to a Las Vegas murder trial.
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 7:07PM EDT
Amy Schumer launches a podcast with three of her comedian best friends
Source: Page Six
The Inside Amy Schumer star today introduced Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith, co-starring comedians Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett and Keith Robinson and taped in her apartment. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom appears on the second episode.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Amy Schumer's Comedy Cenral Clusterfest performance was met by protest from sex workers upset over an Inside Amy Schumer sketch
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Schumer's headlining act in San Francisco on Saturday night coincided with International Sex Workers Day, which inspired hundreds to rally in Oakland earlier in the day. A smaller group protested outside Comedy Central's Clusterfest that night, in outrage over a 2015 Inside Amy Schumer episode, which showed Schumer helping bury a dead strip club worker. Schumer acknowledged the protesters, saying "this is a town that loves to protest...This town will protest a protest."
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
NBC sets a 48-hour SNL marathon on Twitch
Starting Thursday and ending Saturday, the Amazon-owned streaming platforms will show a total of 16 hours of Saturday Night Live clips dating back to the show's start in 1975. The stunt is aimed at promoting Saturday's Tina Fey-hosted season finale. ALSO: SNL releases "cut for time" Amy Schumer music video "Spirituality Rap."
Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
SNL mashes up The Handmaid's Tale and Sex and the City
Source: The Cut
Amy Schumer starred as Offred in the "Handmaid's in the City" sketch. "Let’s face it ladies — in 2018, a Handmaid’s Tale is basically our Sex and the City,” said a voiceover. “So whether you’re an Offred, or an Ofwarren, you’ll love Hulu’s new spinoff show, Handmaids in the City.” ALSO: Handmaid's Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield, who put Friends on air, was responsible for Friends connection.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 5:28PM EDT
Amy Schumer interrupted an up-and-coming comic's set to practice her SNL monologue
Source: Page Six
Schumer showed up on Carolines on Broadway last night and asked if she could interrupt comedian Brendan Sagalow's lengthy headlining set, according to Page Six. Sagalow obliged, and discussed what happened on a podcast Wednesday. “Everybody was like, ‘You should be mad, what a bitch, that’s an awful thing to do.’ Which … it is. It is a pretty sh*tty thing to do at my first headlining set with all my friends and family there, but I think it’s a good thing … I thought it was awesome, because everybody else’s headlining set at Carolines, nobody talks about it.”
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 1:30PM EDT
Amy Schumer offers some erroneous "facts" in her SNL promo
Watch her claim to be the first woman to host Saturday Night Live while giving a backstage tour. ALSO: SNL goes behind the scenes of "A Kanye Place."
Posted Friday 4/27/18 at 2:50PM EDT
Amy Schumer hospitalized for "horrible" kidney infection
Source: Us Weekly
“Here’s what I’ve been up to this week. I was hospitalized for 5 days with a horrible kidney infection,” the comedian captioned an Instagram photo of her in a hospital bed. “I want to give a big thank you to the doctors, the bad ass nurses also my husband who’s name is, i want to say, Chris? and my sisters Kimby and mol who have been by my side the whole time.”
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 2:31PM EDT
SNL to wrap up the season with hosts Amy Schumer and Tina Fey
Schumer will host for the second time on May 12, joined by musical guest Kacey Musgraves. Fey hosts the finale for Season 43 with musical guest Nicki Minaj on May 19. This will be Fey's sixth time returning to Saturday Night Live as host. She previously hosted (or co-hosted) in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 6:37PM EDT
Amy Schumer cancels an interview with a Sinclair-owned station over "fake news" promos controversy
Schumer was scheduled to sit down with ABC's Washington, D.C. affiliate to promote her new movie I Feel Pretty. But a source tells Buzzfeed Schumer plans to avoid Sinclair stations amid the controversy over news anchors being forced to read anti-"fake news" promos. ALSO: Some Sinclair journalists are fighting back against their Sinclair Broadcasting bosses.
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 2:17PM EST
Amy Schumer is married
Source: Us Weekly
"No, I'm not pregnant," the comedian wrote on Instagram in confirming that she and chef Chris Fischer tied the knot on Tuesday. Her Malibu wedding featured before a star-studded guest-list that included Jennifer Aniston, Larry David, Judd Apatow, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Lawrence.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
Amy Schumer on “friend” Aziz Ansari’s sexual misconduct scandal: “it’s good for everybody to learn that that behavior’s not acceptable”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“I don’t think anyone wants to see Aziz’s career ruined or his life ruined or anything like that, but that’s where people’s minds go,” Schumer tells Katie Couric on The Katie Couric Podcast. “They go, ‘Does he deserve this?’ And it’s really not about that. I think it’s about expressing and showing women that that behavior is not okay and not only can you leave, but you need to leave. Because then the women who come after you, you’re leaving a mark for them too.”
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
Netflix’s 15-minute comedy specials announcement puts its closer to becoming a stand-up monopoly
Source: The Ringer
“In the short term,” says Alison Herman, “this is good news for comedians who might not otherwise get access to the company’s massive, built-in exposure until later in their careers. (There’s no better, or freer, marketing than having your face pop up on that homepage.) In the longer term, however, the 15-minute special further solidifies Netflix’s bargaining power — power it can then employ in favor of interests that have frequently aligned with those of entertainers, but not always. Just this week, Netflix came under fire for reportedly lowballing black female comics Mo’Nique and Wanda Sykes; Sykes has since taken her special elsewhere, to Epix, but the more Netflix supplants the competition, the harder it becomes for talent to say no to the terms the company is increasingly able to dictate.”
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
Wanda Sykes to Mo’Nique: “Netflix offered me less than half of your $500k”
Source: Page Six
Sykes tweeted in response to Monique’s claim that Netflix is “low balling women of color,” thanking her for speaking out. “I was offended but found another home. #EPIX,” she tweeted.
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 10:48PM EST
Mo’Nique calls for a Netflix boycott after she was offered a tiny fraction of what Amy Schumer made for a standup special
The Oscar winner wants Netflix to be boycotted "for gender and color bias” after she says she was offered $500,000 for a standup special. In an Instagram video, Mo’Nique argued that she deserved a deal closer to Schumer’s multimillion-dollar Netflix payday