Earlier this week, Amy Schumer was called out for using material on stage previously seen in routines delivered by fellow comedians including Tammy Pescatelli, Wendy Liebman, and Kathleen Madigan. This afternoon, Amy took to Twitter to clear the air:
The accusations began Monday night, The Interrobang reports, when Liebman said on Twitter, "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." The tweet, which has since been deleted, included a meme of a woman quoting one of Liebman's jokes. (Liebman has since confirmed that she thinks Amy's joke was "the same" and "it's possible we both wrote it.")
Things got really fired up when writer and comedian Chuck Martin suggested that Liebman talk to Kathleen Madigan, who responded with "get ready for a shit storm." Pescatelli later chimed in, via tweets that have also been deleted: "What has always been amazing to me is that she purports to be a feminist and yet only steals from other female comedians. If we call her on it we are 'jealous' or career shamed. Be successful. WE want you to do well, just do it on with your own material. BTW she blocked me."
According to The Interrobang, Pescatelli also posted a questionable (and also now-deleted) tweet comparing Amy Schumer to Bill Cosby: "So many more but nobody listens… at least Cosby knocked his victims out b4 he raped them." She also posted this classic Vanilla Ice interview in which he denies stealing from Queen and David Bowie:
To stir even more shit up, an anonymous Vimeo user shared a compilation of Amy Schumer using jokes from other comedians early this morning:
Liebman, who's seen the compilation, had this response:
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