Amy Schumer Defends Herself Against Stolen Jokes Accusations
Comedienne Amy Schumer has fired back at reports suggesting she has stolen jokes from her peers. The Trainwreck star was accused of nabbing gags from stand-up comics Wendy Liebman and Tammy Pescatelli’s shows.
“Between Amy Schumer doing 1 of my best jokes on her HBO special and this meme of my joke, I’m done with social media,” Liebman reportedly tweeted and then deleted. Meanwhile, Pescatelli tweeted an example of an alleged rip-off, which featured in Schumer’s 2015 HBO special, writing, “So many more but nobody listens… at least (Bill) Cosby knocked his victims out b4 he raped them,” – responding to the sex scandal spinning around the veteran comedian. Schumer hit back on Wednesday, taking to Twitter and denying the claims. “On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke,” the 34-year-old wrote.
Schumer also defended herself during an interview on comic Jim Norton’s satellite radio show on Wednesday, stating, “I wanted to come and talk to you about it and clear my name because I would never ever do that and never have. I’m literally gonna take a polygraph test and… show that I’ve never seen (Liebman or Pescatelli’s acts).”
On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke.— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) January 20, 2016