Last year Amy Schumer came down with a case of the babies. When she finally recovered, she was left with an infant son, who got the name Gene Attell Fischer from his mom and dad Chris Fischer. The name “Gene” was maybe a tribute to Gene Wilder. “Attell” was for Amy’s comedian buddy and frequent collaborator Dave Attell. And if you understand how surnames work, you’ll know “Fischer” is after his daddy.
Cute, right? Well, apparently not. Because comic geniuses (read: anyone with the same sense of humor as a horny 12-year-old boy) soon realized “Gene Attell Fischer” sounded exactly like “Genital Fissure”. And even without the Fischer, it’s still freakin’ “Genital”! People wondered, was Amy trolling us? And if not, shouldn’t a comedian have noticed the pun? Well, almost one year later, Amy has revealed the truth on her podcast “3 Girls, 1 Keith”.
via Page Six:
Schumer told her co-hosts Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett, and Keith Robinson: “Do you guys know that Gene, our baby’s name is officially changed? It’s now Gene David Fischer. It was Gene Attell Fischer, but we realized that we, by accident, named our son ‘Genital’.”
Podcast guest Aussie actress Claudia O’Doherty — who appeared in Schumer’s first movie “Trainwreck” — admitted: “My mum pointed that out to me, ‘Amy’s called her son ‘Genital’, and she was right!’”
Schumer said she and her husband talked to Attell — who played her homeless BFF Noah in “Trainwreck” — about the decision to drop the middle name.
She went on to say that her son is now named after both her friend and her father, Gordon Schumer, whose middle name is David, adding: “So, two stones.”
So there ya go! It was an honest mistake that has now been righted. She didn’t mention the “Fissure/Fischer” comparison, so SHHH! Nobody burst that extra humiliating bubble in case she hasn’t figured it out already.
I don’t blame Amy for the slip up, as she had just pushed a tiny human out of her vagina. That shit can scramble the sharpest of brains. But what about her husband? Her family? All her comedian friends? Why didn’t somebody step in to stop the madness? Or did they all just think it was hilarious and wanted to see how long it took her to notice?
Earlier this year, Amy revealed she was going through IVF treatments to give lil’ Gene a sibling. I’m gonna suggest she watches this video to prevent any more baby name snafus. We don’t need any little Mike Hunts or Moe Lesters.