Amy Schumer Defends Herself Against Less-Famous Comedians Who Claim She Stole Their Jokes

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Amy Schumer has been accused of the worst crime in the comedy world: joke theft.

Three comedians claim that Schumer stole jokes from them for her stand-up special and her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer.

First, comedian Wendy Liebman tweeting (then deleted), “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.”

Apparently Liebman wasn’t alone. Soon after, comedian Kathleen Madigan followed up with, ““I have a split screen being released of the disgusting amount of stealing being released tomoro. im done also. Game over @WendyLiebman.” She also deleted her Twitter post.

The third, Tammy Pescatelli, didn’t stop at one tweet – oh no. She went on a rant. “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. Be successful. WE want you to do well, just do it will your own material. BTW she blocked me” Consistent with the pattern, Pescatelli them deleted them all.

In defense, Schumer had this to say.

Apparently that wasn’t enough for some people, so she made the last-minute decision to appear on her friend Jim Norton’s show to talk about the accusations. You can listen to the entire 35-minute chat below.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDjvpHG2NRI&w=640&h=360]

The comment section wasn’t buying it, to say the least.

This isn’t the first time Amy has been accused of joke theft. Back in October, people noticed similarities between her and the late Patrice O’Neal.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrS5VIZ5eJE&w=640&h=360]

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