Amy Schumer Hits Back at Accusations She Stole Jokes

Comedian Amy Schumer is not happy with accusations she stole jokes.

These accusations have escalated in recent weeks after a video appeared to show Amy imitating, borrow from and copying jokes that had been said by other comedians years before her. 

The video has since been taken down, but it allegedly showed skits from Amy's stand-up routine and her show Inside Amy Schumer ?that looked similar to joked made by comics Wendy Liebman, Tammy Pescatelli, Kathleen Madigan,  and Patrice O'Neal. 

Yesterday, Schumer leapt to her defense, writing on Twitter: "On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke."

She later appeared on the Jim Norton radio show to "clear her name". 

"I'm literally going to take a polygraph test and put it on my show this season. I promise whatever the results, I won't let them cut, I will show I had never, never seen Patrice do that bit," she said.

"I certainly have never seen Tammy Pescatelli do that bit. Like, I didn't happen to catch her 2006 Comedy Central special and then sit on that bit until I got a movie."

She goes on to say she thinks Tammy "trying to get something going."

"Both Kathleen [Madigan] and Wendy [Liebman] believe me. They know me and they don't believe I would do that," she said. 

Tammy maintains Schumer stole her jokes, however Kathleen agrees that it was probably just a case of 'great minds think alike'. 


Listen to her full interview with Jim Norton here:

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