Time to clean up? Amy Schumer took to Instagram on Tuesday, October 18, to promise fans that she and a few other comedians are planning to put on a “squeaky clean” show at NYC’s Madison Square Garden after fans walked out of a recent Tampa show where the Trainwreck star made anti-Donald Trump quotes.
“These kids are performing @thegarden tonight,” she wrote. “And so are these gals! @rachelfeinstein_ @marknormand and I are putting on a squeaky clean show #msg #tampaapologytour.”
As previously reported, Schumer, 35 — a vocal supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — took aim at Republican candidate Trump, 70, during her October 16 Florida performance. Approximately 200 audience members booed and left the show after the Inside Amy Schumer star described the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host as an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”
During her set, Schumer brought a Trump devotee on stage to explain why he’s voting for the real estate tycoon-turned-politician. (He cited national security policies as his main reason.)
“Do you get worried at all with how impulsive he is?” she asked the voter. “That he gets so fired up from Saturday Night Live doing a skit on him … Do you worry he’ll be impulsive and get us in a lot of f–king trouble we can’t get out of?”
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo author also referenced Trump’s recently unearthed 2005 Access Hollywood tape, in which he brags about kissing, groping and grabbing women “by the p—sy” without their permission. She called the offensive remarks “really triggering” and even joked that Trump, who has made lewd comments about several famous women (including his own daughter Ivanka), “wants to finger his daughter.”
When a small fraction of the crowd started to express their disapproval of Schumer’s politically charged one-liners, she invited them to go to the bathroom for the bit or leave. “Of course, we’re in Florida, you’re going to boo,” she said. The jeering continued and Schumer said, “From now on if you yell out, you’re going to get thrown out.”
After the show, she released a statement to Vanity Fair and said that, despite the drama, she really enjoyed playing for her Tampa audience.
“I loved the crowd and my show in Tampa last night!” she said. “I want to thank the 8,400 people who stayed. We had a great time! We have always depended on comedians to make us laugh and tell the truth. I am proud of that tradition.”
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