After Amy Schumer’s HBO special happened, some people accused her of being the Beyonce of comedy, because they think that her bit about fuck acts was ripped straight from the late Patrice O’Neal’s act. Amy said at the time that she’s never seen Patrice’s bit and she didn’t rob a dead man of his jokes. Well, over the weekend, three comedians accused Amy of using their jokes in her HBO special, her show Inside Amy Schumer and her movie Trainwreck.
Comedians Tammy Pescatelli, Wendy Liebman and Kathleen Madigan all tweeted about how they’re over Amy Schumer Xerox’ing their jokes and using them for her own stuff. Refinery 29 says it all started when Wendy Liebman tweeted (and later deleted) about Amy doing one of her best jokes in her HBO special. Comedian Chuck Martin nudged at Wendy to talk to Kathleen Madigan since she also believes that Amy jacked her ass. Tammy also jumped in and tweeted that Amy is pretty much Carlos Mencia with tits (well, bigger tits).
Tammy said that it’s funny that Amy paints herself as a feminist but yet steals from other lady comics. Amy opened for all of them back in the day, so Tammy thinks she heard their stuff then. Tammy, Wendy and Kathleen deleted most of their tweets for some reason, but Refinery 29 has them all. Someone also threw together a compilation of Amy’s alleged acts of joke thievery:
A couple of those, okay, but that last one (the Trainwreck poster) reached so far into the universe that an alien on Pluto high-fived it.
Amy wanted to clear her good name so she went on Jim Norton’s Advice Show on SiriusXM today to say that she’s willing to take a polygraph test to prove that she’s not a joke thief. Amy thinks that Tammy Pescatelli is the ring leader of the group and stirred this all up because she’s a JELLIZ H8R and might not have anything going on with her own career. Amy claims that none of those jokes touched her ears before. She says she’s so, so careful about not stealing and she’d be stupid to do it. I also love how she sort of calls Wendy’s joke “hacky.”
Amy Schumer is in the wrong “squad,” honestly. Amy shouldn’t be in the Real And Quirky Girls of Hollywood Squad with Jennifer Lawrence. She should be in Taylor Swift’s “squad.” If she was, Tay Tay would’ve taught her to trademark those jokes so that she’d be able to sue Tammy, Wendy and Kathleen for slander and for stealing her trademarked jokes! But then again, if Amy did that, Taylor would sue her for stealing that Taylor-made trick™.