Comedian (and admitted shoplifter) Amy Schumer’s latest Netflix standup special is getting terrible reviews. But don’t blame her. Blame her writers!
Last year, a guy named Brandon Farley put out a couple of YouTube videos compiling a bunch of jokes Amy Schumer wrote, years after those jokes were told by other comedians whose work she’s definitely seen. Now Farley is back with a new clip of other people’s jokes that Schumer has managed to ruin. This time her victims include Dave Attell, Dave Chappelle, and the writers of Portlandia and Spaceballs.
WARNING: Adult language and blatant thievery
It’s weird how there’s so much “parallel thinking” going on between Schumer and other comedians, but always in the same direction. Nobody ever tells the same joke after she tells it.
Look, Amy Schumer is a thief. She used to steal from department stores, and now she steals from other comedians. It’s much more lucrative, and she knows she’s protected by feminism. She’s possibly an even bigger joke thief than Carlos Mencia was, and being Hispanic wasn’t enough to protect his career. No, if you really want to get away with stealing other people’s material over and over, you have to fall back on counter-accusations of misogyny and male privilege. That’s the good stuff.
It’s sexist to criticize Amy Schumer for stealing jokes, and to point out that her outfit in her new Netflix special makes her look like a burst kielbasa. So don’t do either of those things.
(Hat tip: William Hicks)
P.S. Schumer has responded on Instagram to all those bad reviews her Netflix special is getting. A sample: “It makes me feel so powerful and dangerous and brave. It reminds me what I’m saying is effective and bring[s] more interest to my work and their obsession with me keeps me going.” Now it’s just a matter of waiting to see who wrote it first.