Inside Amy Schumer Is Not Canceled, But Taking a Long Break
Last night, Inside Amy Schumer creator and star Amy Schumer spoke out about one of her show's writers, Kurt Metzger, after his controversial comments online. The writer took to his Facebook page to defend comedian Aaron Pruner, who was banned from New York improv club Upright Citizen's Brigade following allegations that he raped and sexually assaulted multiple women, which Pruner has denied. Many fans had asked Amy Schumer to speak out on the matter, and when she did, the comedian's tweets made it seem like her hit show Inside Amy Schumer was not coming back for a fifth season, but it seems that isn't the case.
The comedian initially took to Twitter last night to make it clear she did not condone Kurt Metzger's actions, revealing she was "saddened and disappointed" in his controversial statement. While she calls him a "friend and great writer," she also "couldn't be more against his recent actions." This is also just the latest in a string of questionable statements he has made online, especially when it comes to victims of sexual assault.
She then revealed that he doesn't work for her, although he was credited as a writer and an actor on several Season 4 episodes that aired earlier this year. Then she dropped the bombshell that she didn't fire Kurt Metzger and he isn't a writer on the show, "because we aren't making the show anymore." Since the show was already renewed for Season 5, this statement had fans in an uproar, but the comedian later clarified that the show is just on an extended hiatus. Here's what she had to say in a series of tweets below.
"#InsideAmySchumer is not cancelled. @ComedyCentral has provided us with a wonderful home and we couldn't be happier there. I am just touring [and] Doing Standup and focusing on writing more for the next year at least. We are slated for a season 5 but not in the foreseeable future. I'm grateful @ComedyCentral is giving me this time to work on other projects. Now please grab my book #TheGirlWithTheLowerBackTattoo for now[.]"
The show was given a Season 5 renewal in January, four months before Season 4 debuted in April, but it was never specified when Season 5 may debut in the announcement. Amy Schumer has become quite the in-demand comedic talent since her show debuted, especially after writing and starring in last year's big screen comedy hit Trainwreck. She is also writing a new comedy movie which she plans on starring in alongside Jennifer Lawrence, but we're not sure when that will go into production. Take a look at Amy Schumer's series of tweets below, and stay tuned for more on Inside Amy Schumer.
I am so saddened and disappointed in Kurt Metzger. He is my friend and a great writer and I couldn't be more against his recent actions.— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 17, 2016
Kurt does not work for me. He is not a writer on my show. Please stop asking me about it. His words are not mine.— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 17, 2016
I didn't fire Kurt. He isn't a writer for my show because we aren't making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 18, 2016
Doing Standup and focusing on writing more for the next year at least. We are slated for a season 5 but not in the foreseeable future.— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 18, 2016