Amy Schumer: ‘My show Is Not Cancelled’
Amy Schumer has clarified comments she made about her TV sketch comedy Inside Amy Schumer, insisting it has not been canceled. The show debuted in 2013 and in January executives at Comedy Central renewed the series for a fifth season, which is set to air in 2017.
However, the star appeared to reveal she will no longer be making the show while trying to distance herself from friend and former show contributor Kurt Metzger after he made controversial comments about sexual assault. After writing tweets voicing her disapproval of Metzger’s words, she wrote, “I didn’t fire Kurt. He isn’t a writer for my show because we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.” She then retweeted a fan who confessed she would miss the show.
Schumer has become increasingly busy in the past year thanks in part to the success of her 2015 movie Trainwreck. She is currently promoting her memoir The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, while shooting a new movie with Goldie Hawn. She’s also taking her stand-up comedy tour to Europe for the first time from the end of August.
Doing Standup and focusing on writing more for the next year at least. We are slated for a season 5 but not in the foreseeable future.— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 18, 2016