Comedian taking hiatus from Comedy Central series for 'foreseeable future'
Amy Schumer is clarifying her cryptic tweet about the fate of her Comedy Central series.
Inside Amy Schumer is not canceled, she says.
But she’s also not going to make season 5 any time in the “foreseeable future.” It seems the Emmy-winning comedian wants to take a break from the cable series to work on other projects.
In a series of tweets Thursday, Schumer tried to correct the flurry of confusion she sparked late Wednesday with a strange message noting her show had no writers because they weren’t making any more episodes — despite Inside Amy Schumer being renewed for a fifth season in January.
She noted Inside Amy Schumer “is not cancelled,” and praised Comedy Central for providing the show “with a wonderful home and we couldn’t be happier there.” Schumer said she was not filming new episodes because of a comedy tour and “writing more for the next year at least.”
Read her full tweets below.
Her bombshell tweet came Wednesday night, after comedian Kurt Metzger, who was credited writer on Inside Amy Schumer, posted a series of derided Facebook and Twitter posts, which seemed to scold women who don’t go to the police after alleged sexual assaults. “He isn’t a writer for my show because we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it,” Schumer tweeted. Following that, she retweeted a fan who said they would miss her show.
Inside Amy Schumer aired its fourth season finale in June. The provocative series won a Peabody Award in 2014, and last year nabbed two Emmys, including one for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. She will also vie for another Emmy in the outstanding comedy actress category at next month’s ceremony.