“On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke,” she wrote
Amy Schumer was recently accused of joke theft by someone who made a video comparing her jokes to other comedians’, and the Trainwreck star denied the allegations in a tweet posted Wednesday: “On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke,” she wrote.
The video creator alleges that Schumer took jokes from Kathleen Madigan, Wendy Liebman, Tammy Pescatelli, and the late Patrice O’Neal. Along with clips comparing Schumer’s jokes and sketches from Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer to other comedians’ bits, the video also includes a side-by-side of the poster for Trainwreck that features Schumer chugging a beer while wearing a gown and a promo photo for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia that shows star Kaitlin Olson in a similar position.
This past fall, Schumer was also accused of stealing jokes after someone noticed that both she and O’Neal had bits about obscure sex positions. At the time, Schumer issued a response on Twitter, saying that she had “never seen that Patrice bit but [will] watch today,” adding, “I love and miss him.”