Amy Schumer Has A New Special Out And New Accusations That She Stole Jokes From Dave Chappelle
It’s that time again. When Amy Schumer releases a new comedy special and then in come accusations that she stole jokes. Her new Netflix special is titled “The Leather Special,” and it is getting crushed with bad reviews. Matt informed you of all of the spectacularly bad reviews on Netflix. Even the YouTube clip of the special has 376 Likes compared to 3,750 Dislikes. Not exactly the percentage of Likes to Dislikes that media companies are seeking. To make things worse, there is a new video of Schumer that shows striking comparisons to other comedians.
Now if this was the first accusation of joke theft by Amy Schumer it would be one thing, but there are several instances. There were the jokes said to have been stolen from the late great Patrice O’Neal, John Mulaney, and Marc Maron. Then there were allegations that Schumer stole jokes from three female comics.
Schumer has responded to those accusations by saying, “On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke” and by appearing on The Jim Norton Advice Show. Comedian Jim Norton did defend Schumer, who is a friend and the two have done standup shows together.