Wednesday, October 19, 2016


If you haven't heard, about 200 people walked out of this sold out, 8,000 seat, Amy Schumer show. Apparently it was right around the time of this video, when she went into her Donald Trump stuff. The level of pissy child you have to be to walk out of a show you paid for, strictly because someone talks shit about an asshole politician for 3 minutes is astonishing to me. As a guy who has gone to a lot of comedy shows, I'm guessing the average Amy Schumer ticket goes for no less than 50 bucks. Most probably more like 100, face value. So no one accidentally stumbled in there, thinking they were going to a Bill O'Reilly. event.
The saddest thing is the people who walked out are probably the same people who are up in arms when the PC police get on Trump or manipulate his stories to fit a narrative. They want to be able to say whatever they want free of consequence. But, just like the politically correct phonies they hate, they support free speech, as long as it's their free speech. The second they don't like what you say, they cry, stomp their feet and bash you on social media. Believe me, I'm not shedding a tear for Amy Schumer. She's doing fine. But I'm a guy who loves Patton Oswalt even though I don't agree with all of his views. I think Nick DiPaolo is way too far right, but I went to his show and it was some of the funniest shit ever. Jim Jefferies famous gun bit has some points I disagree with, but I'm about to see him live for the 2nd time in a year. If you lean so far one way that you can't listen to jokes about a stranger, you need to reassess what's important.
The big criticism of Amy, and a lot of female comics is, they just talk about sex. They get laughs because it's shocking to hear a girl talk about her pussy. Well here she is breaking out of that and she still gets shit. And this clip wasn't over the top funny or boring. It was interesting and different. And more importantly, it was two and a half minutes. If you're a fan of someone and pay money to see them then jump ship after 2.5 minutes of something you didn't like, you're a disloyal hunk of shit. There's a lot of weird hatred in our culture toward Amy and female comics in general. I never throw out the term sexist when it's undeserved, unlike the vultures in the media. But it is getting into that territory. Someone like Kevin Hart, who is at or above Amy's fame level and in my opinion, not as funny, doesn't get anywhere near the same hate. They're at the same level of overexposure as well, if not more for Kevin Hart. Yet he's celebrated and Amy is shit on. I just can't figure it out.

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