Well, it would certainly be a lot cleaner than continuing war.
U2 frontman Bono addressed a Senate sub-committee that oversees funding for campaigns against violent extremism and suggested that perhaps the best way to dismantle organizations like the Islamic State would be the power of laughter. To that end, he told the Senate sub-committee that Amy Schumer, among others, should be sent in to help get rid of the terrorist threat.
“[But] if you laugh at them when they’re goose-stepping down the street, then it takes away their power,” he said, according to ABC.net.au. “So I am suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen, thank you.”
Amy Schumer was apparently very much aware of Bono’s suggestion, as she took to social media and addressed the comments with her usual humor.
It was likely one of the last suggestions that Amy Schumer might have expected the U2 frontman to come up with, but she would definitely be in good company. Certainly, it comes as further evidence that Amy Schumer’s brand continues to garner attention, though she would likely not be in any hurry to pack her bags and lead the charge against the Islamic State.
— CNN (@CNN) April 8, 2016
Slate columnist Matthew Dessem noted that Bono told the sub-committee the world had seen the likes of the Islamic State before and even conjured images of Hitler as he encouraged Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, and Sacha Baron Cohen be sent to take on the latest global threat.
“It’s funny, you’re going to … don’t laugh, but I think comedy should be deployed,” Bono said. “Because if you look at National Socialism, and Daesh and ISIL, this is the same thing, we’ve seen this before, we’ve seen these people before. They’re very vain, they’ve got all the signs … it’s show business. And the first people that Adolf Hitler threw out of Germany were the Dadaists and the Surrealists. It’s like, you speak violence, you speak their language.”
Amy Schumer’s focus is likely on issues that are, for her, a little bit closer to home. She continues to comment about Glamour’s implication that she is a plus-size person — her name was listed with Melissa McCarthy’s and “plus-size” model Ashley Graham, which implied that the three women might share something in common, such as their size — and emphasized that further labelling is not what society as a whole needs.
“But what I learned is that people really don’t like being classified by plus-sized,” Amy Schumer told Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon on April 12, according to The Daily Beast. “We don’t need these labels. We don’t need them.”
Amy Schumer also acknowledged the anniversary of the kiss she shared with Amber Rose at last year’s MTV Movie Awards. On April 10, she posted an Instagram photo captioned, “Happy anniversary @amberrose” with a heart surrounding the image of the two going in for a kiss. Last year, the kiss cam landed on the pair, and instead of shying away, the two embraced the moment and shared a kiss that went viral, according to VH1.
— VH1 Celebrity (@VH1Celebrity) April 10, 2016
When she’s not being suggested as a possible tool with which to fight ISIS or celebrating sweet moments such as the one she shared with Amber Rose, Amy Schumer is getting ready for season four of Inside Amy Schumer, the sketch comedy show that effectively put her name on everyone’s lips. She told Jimmy Fallon that, because of the media scrutiny, she cautioned boyfriend Ben Hamisch’s family that they might be sought by the media for a comment about their relationship. According to Entertainment Tonight, Amy Schumer gave special advice to Hamisch’s mother, Deb.
“I told her, ‘Deb, they’re going to call you. Just say ‘no comment,’” Amy Schumer said. “She’s like, ‘I got it, Ame. I got it. No comment. Not a problem,’” Schumer recalled. “Not even 10 minutes later, I get a Google alert that says, Time magazine [reported] that Deb was like, ‘I’ve never heard of her before in my life.’ Too far Deb!”
The fourth season of Inside Amy Schumer bows April 21.
(Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”)