Comedienne Amy Schumer has been accused of stealing jokes from other comedians. An unidentified source edited together examples of the alleged joke stealing in a video (below) posted on Vimeo on Jan. 19.
The controversy began on Jan. 18 when comedienne Wendy Liebman tweeted (and removed), “Between Amy Schumer doing 1 of my best jokes on her HBO special and this meme of my joke, I’m done with social media,” notes Refinery 29.
According to the Daily Mail, Liebman's joke went: "Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I like it when the guy pays for sex," while Schumer's joke from her October 2015 HBO special was: "I'm very old school, I think the guy should always pay on the first date for sex."
"Arrested Development" writer and stand-up comedian Chuck Martin tweeted back to Liebman: "So maddening. You and @kathleenmadigan should talk."
Comedienne Tammy Pescatelli reportedly tweeted (and deleted) on Jan. 19: "What has always been amazing to me is that she purports to be a feminist and yet only steals from other female comedians. If we call her on."
"it we are 'jealous' or career shamed," Pescatelli continued in a second tweet. "Be successful. WE want you to do well, just do it [with] your own material.BTW she blocked me."
Pescatelli reportedly tweeted and deleted examples of her jokes and Madigan's jokes that had been used by Schumer in her stand up routine and TV show, "Inside Amy Schumer."
"So many more but nobody listens...at least Cosby knocked his victims out b4 he raped them," Pescatelli also reportedly tweeted and deleted.
The examples mentioned by Pescatelli and Liebman were edited together in the Vimeo video along with some instances of Schumer allegedly stealing jokes from Madigan and the late comedienne Patrice O'Neal.
Schumer denied stealing jokes from O'Neal during a brief interview with TMZ in October 2015.
Liebman tweeted on Jan. 19: "I never said @amyschumer stole my joke.I just said it was the same.It's possible we both wrote it.I just wanted you to know I wrote it 1st."
On Jan. 20, Schumer tweeted: "On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke."
Liebman tweeted on Jan. 20: "I think both @amyschumer and I like it when a man pays...for sex. #greatminds #parallelthinking."
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