Amy Schumer Shared A “Joke” About Alec Baldwin’s “Rust” Shooting That She Wasn’t “Allowed” To Tell At The Oscars

April 5, 2022 / Posted by:

Artists take their pain and trauma and create art with it. That’s what they’ve always done. And nobody, and I mean nobody, was more triggered and traumatized by The Slap Will Smith delivered during last Sunday’s Oscars than Amy Schumer. So naturally, she gets first dibs on cracking jokes about it in her comedy show. The only other person with a stronger case for first dibs is The Slappee himself, Chris Rock. But gentleman that he is, he let her go first since she’s a delicate flower for whom “processing” and “unpacking” in private would be too taxing on her feminine constitution. So while Chris eschewed discussing The Slap in his recent show, Amy took a more direct approach toward healing. At a show over the weekend in Las Vegas, Amy shared a joke that the Academy wouldn’t let her tell about Alec Baldwin shooting and killing Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Amy truly is the Picasso of pain, and I’m not saying that just because the audience’s eyes were probably sliding all around their faces willy-nilly from looking at her sideways. It’s just that I shudder to think of what type of off-color jokes she’ll tell once she enters her Blue Period.

While headlining a show at The Mirage in Las Vegas on Sunday, Amy opened up, again, about how The Slap made her feel, saying “it was really upsetting, but I think the best way to comfort ourselves would be for me to say the Oscar jokes that I wasn’t allowed to say on TV.” Good thing there’s no such thing as “too soon” when it comes to true art. It took Picasso just 35 days to complete his painting of the bombing of Guernica, but it only took Amy just under a week to bomb herself. According to The Hollywood Reporter:

Schumer shared she was still speechless over what happened at the awards telecast on March 27: “I don’t even know what to say about the Oscars, like I really don’t know what to say, I have no jokes about it. All I can say is that I don’t know if you saw this but Will Smith slapped Chris Rock. Did you read that in your news feed?”

Of her moments before the incident, “I was kind of feeling myself … and then all of a sudden Ali was making his way up,” she says, making a reference to Smith having played the famed boxer in the 2001 film Ali. “And it was just a fucking bummer. All I can say is that it was really sad, and I think it says so much about toxic masculinity. It was really upsetting, but I think the best way to comfort ourselves would be for me to say the Oscar jokes that I wasn’t allowed to say on TV.”

She then told the audience jokes she said were cut from her Oscar gig but not before noting, “my lawyer said not to say these.”

The outtakes included jabs at Hollywood and other stars, including a joke about sexual misconduct allegations against James Franco. She also had barbs for Joe Rogan and quipped: “Don’t Look Up is the name of a movie, more like don’t look down the barrel of Alec Baldwin’s shotgun.”

“I wasn’t allowed to say any of that but you can just come up and [clock] someone,” Schumer lamented, trailing off into the rest of her set.

Well, technically, Will wasn’t “allowed” to punch Chris, he just went ahead and did it. Same rules applied to Amy. She was, after all, given a hot mic and a captive live audience. That’s what Chris did, his dig at Jada Pinkett Smith‘s bald head wasn’t vetted either. So Amy absolutely could have just gone ahead and told her little joke about an innocent woman who was shot to death at work. True artists don’t ask for permission, they ask for forgiveness and an ice pack. Or in Amy’s case, she should probably ask for a new phone number because her voicemail is about to be filled with messages from Hilaria Baldwin screaming “keep el nombre de mi esposo out of your fucking boca!


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