Amy Schumer just scored an invitation to star on the next season of The Bachelorette, but she might decline that offer after meeting one of the guys that ABC chose for Kaitlyn Bristowe.
The response to Amy Schumer’s appearance on Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette was extremely positive, and it looks like ABC’s head of alternative programming took note of the gushing praise for Schumer’s comedy club coaching — according to Entertainment Weekly, the comedian has scored an unofficial invite to be the next Bachelorette.
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It’s fitting that Amy Schumer’s invite came via Twitter, because the Twitterverse went absolutely crazy over the comedian. Some non-members of Bachelor Nation even said that they give the show a chance if Amy was the gal getting wooed by a gaggle of gorgeous guys.
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However, ABC is going to have to do a better job picking guys if the network wants to score a clever catch like Amy Schumer — she’s obviously not afraid to call the contestants out for being complete idiots, so she might send 90 percent of them home rose-less during the first night of The Bachelorette.
Schumer certainly wasn’t impressed with J.J. Lane, the Scott Disick wannabe who has declared that he’s the villain of the show. Schumer called him a “turd” after trying to help him come up with material for the guys’ standup comedy date, and she disagreed when J.J. tried to claim that his jokes were simply too smart for 90 percent of the audience.
“I hope it does comfort you to know that you’re not smarter than anybody here,” Amy responded, according to Cosmopolitan.
She went on to say that J.J. Lane is missing “charisma and humility and a sense of humor.” Unfortunately, he needs at least one of these things to be an effective villain.
He does deserve an A for effort, however. ABC News shared one of his worst comments from Monday night, and it’s a real doozy.
“More than anything I’m feeling just smugness wrapped inside of cockiness wrapped inside of confidence wrapped inside ‘I just talked to the girl and you didn’t.’”
During the comedy club group date, many of the guys tried to impress Kaitlyn Bristowe with the same kind of self-deprecating humor that Amy Schumer is known for. However, J.J. Lane decided to go for the low-hanging fruit by poking fun at Tony’s bizarre stand-up routine that sounded more like an acceptance speech for an invitation — he just kept thanking everyone for letting him perform the comedy routine that never happened. Tony is lucky that Amy was too busy eviscerating J.J. to joke about how badly he bombed.
If Amy Schumer did sign on for The Bachelorette, you just know that ABC would stick her with a bunch of J.J. Lanes.
Unfortunately for ABC, Amy Schumer might be too busy with her Comedy Central series to help the network create what could be the funniest dating competition ever. And, as the Inquisitr previously reported, Inside Amy Schumer presents her with the opportunity to hang out with smart guys like Bill Nye. After Amy’s encounter with J.J., she might need to reboot her brain by listening to her new pal talk about some science-y stuff.
The latest episode of Inside Amy Schumer also included the Bill Cosby trial sketch below. It looks like Amy’s fans should also start begging for her to score a gig on one of the countless TV series about lawyers.
When that jury decided that Amy Schumer was hot enough for TV, they didn’t realize that their decision would lead to Amy’s complete domination of the small screen.
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