Amy Schumer Accused Of Stealing A Zach Galifianakis Joke
Today’s comedian that Amy Schumer is accused of stealing a joke from is…
It does not help that Schumer admitted that she not only listens to Zach’s stand-up, but also venerates him. Amy did an interview with the AV Club back in October of 2013 where they asked Schumer: “Do you have an all-time favorite routine or joke? What makes a bit timeless?”
My favorite joke for years now is a Zach Galifianakis joke. I may be butchering it a little bit, but he says, “People are always mistaking things I say as racist. The other day, this guy thought I called him a ‘sand (racial slur deleted).’ But what I said was, ‘Get out of the sand, (racial slur deleted). Volleyball is a white man’s sport.”’ Nothing has come close to replacing that joke.
What makes it worse is that if Amy did steal the joke, she didn’t execute the joke as well as Galifianakis did. Zach makes himself the brunt of the joke, by coming off as an erudite and debonaire gentleman, but then can’t even use the correct language. In Amy’s version, she insists that the audience is falsely arrogant. Instead of her being the joke, she paints the crowd and viewer as dumb people who can’t pronounce a word properly.