Amy Schumer was at Caroline’s this week. No, not to lecture women the secret to happiness is being fat and slutty. No, not to steal jokes from comedians who don’t suck. For a change (see Amy Schumer Caught Stealing Many, Many, Jokes… and Uh Oh! Another Video Alleges Amy Schumer Steals Jokes…). She was there to practice her monologue for SNL. Here’s the rub. Comedian Brendan Sagalow WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS SET at the time. So we can add “rude” to the long list of Amy’s character failings:
“She basically came in and went to the manager and asked if she could get up [on stage]. The manager said Brendan has just gotten up. She asked for 10 minutes and the manager was explaining how he was doing a long set,” a spy told Page Six, to which the comedic actress replied, “But, I’m Amy Schumer!”
In a since-deleted video posted on the comedy club’s Instagram page, Schumer can be heard saying, “Brendan! It’s Amy Schumer, can I do 10 minutes really quick?” to which Sagalow responded, “Of course,” before welcoming her onto the stage.
He later added, “Everybody was like, ‘You should be mad, what a bitch, that’s an awful thing to do.’ Which … it is. It is a pretty s—tty thing to do at my first headlining set with all my friends and family there, but I think it’s a good thing … I thought it was awesome, because everybody else’s headlining set at Carolines, nobody talks about it.”
Sagalow is playing it off like it’s not a big deal. I’d doubt that’s how he really feels. But I’m sure he knows the game. If he says anything, his male privilege is trying to silence a female comedian. Welcome to being blacklisted.
Other comedians are more than happy to blast Schumer for it. TMZ caught up with Michael Blackson.
We got Blackson at LAX Thursday afternoon where he told us what Amy did this week at Carolines in NYC was just plain rude. Michael says it’s not that an A-lister like Amy doesn’t get preferential treatment — it’s just that there’s a way to do it, and Michael says Amy should know that.
BUT SHE’S AMY SCHUMER!
I believe there’re no rules in comedy. There are, however, rules in how you treat other comedians. It’s not that Amy Schumer doesn’t know better. It’s that she doesn’t care. Worse, she wanted to maybe exercise her celebrity clout.
One doesn’t get to abandon basic human decency just because one is a bloated b!tch. Would waiting a beat, like ten minutes, really have made much of a difference for Amy? Or did she need everyone in the audience to know she thinks of herself as comedy’s First Lady? I think you know where we stand when it comes to taking sides on Amy.