Amy Schumer was performing her stand-up routine in Stockholm recently when a heckler thought he could get in on the action. Schumer, however, took a couple of minutes out of the show to flip the script on the heckler, and the results were classic Amy.
According to a video posted by Schumer, she was two minutes in to the Stockholm show on August 31 when the heckler interrupted Amy’s monologue by yelling “Show us your t***!”
Schumer, who is known to be a brash, outspoken feminist didn’t just ignore the heckler, as some comedians may choose to do, but rather called him out on it.
Without skipping a beat, Amy immediately stopped what she was doing and said she wanted the heckler to come up on stage, much to the cheers of the crowd. As Schumer skimmed the crowd trying to find the heckler, she encouraged the audience to help her out, “Everybody point at him so I know which one.”
As several members of Amy’s audience pointed their fingers, an embarrassed looking fellow slumped in his seat nodding, knowing full well he had been ratted out for the heckling. Schumer didn’t make things any more comfortable for the heckler from there, mocking his shirt which had a derogatory phrase and then accusing him of pretending not to speak English in an effort to get away.
Taking a page right out of the comedian handbook, Schumer asked the heckler what he didn’t for a living. When he replied “sales,” Amy gave him a sketchy look and said, “Sales? How’s that working out?”
With the crowd erupting in laughter. Schumer went on to chastise the heckler, “If you yell again, you’re going to be yelling ‘Show your t***’ to people in the parking lot,” in an attempt to warn the heckler that Amy wasn’t going to put up with his antics all night.
Apparently the heckler was a slow learner, because just seconds later, he yelled something indistinguishable, and Schumer called in security to remove him, much to the cheers of the fans who had come to hear Amy’s stand-up.
Watch it here. (Warning language may be offensive to some viewers.):
Had the heckler been familiar with Amy Schumer, he would’ve known that Schumer wouldn’t stand for his sexist remarks. According to US Weekly, in May, Schumer took internet trolls to task after several people attempted to fat-shame Amy when she shared a swimsuit picture of herself via Instagram.
I meant to write "good morning trolls!" I hope you find some joy in your lives today in a human interaction and not just in writing unkind things to a stranger you've never met who triggers something in you that makes you feel powerless and alone. This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda. Kisses!
And in 2015, Amy Schumer used her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer as a platform to call out the unrealistic expectations placed on aging actresses by Hollywood in a hilarious sketch featuring Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Patricia Arquette.
Despite Schumer’s pro-feminist stance, however, Amy received a lot of criticism just last week for not being feminist enough. According to Entertainment Weekly, Amy’s long time friend and writer for Inside Amy Schumer, Kurt Metzger, used his Facebook to defend a fellow comedian who was being accused of rape. Metzger’s way of handling the situation, by mocking the women who had made the accusations, seemed like just the sort of machismo that Schumer would’ve nipped in the bud. Instead, Amy’s response was lackluster.
While many expected that Schumer would fire Metzger, Amy merely expressed disappointment in the writer. Schumer later went on to say that Metzger had written for the show in the past but was not currently a writer on the show because “…we aren’t making [Inside Amy Schumer] anymore. There are no writers for it.”
After fans panicked, thinking this was Amy’s way of saying Inside Amy Schumer might have been canceled, Schumer clarified by stating the show is just currently on hiatus, leaving some to wonder if Metzger will make a return.
Since Amy Schumer wasted no time shutting down a heckler at her concert, it will be interesting to see once Inside Amy Schumer begins production if she will have the same harsh reaction for someone she considers a friend.
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