Amy Schumer has no problem pushing buttons on her new show Inside Amy Schumer. But there are a select few buttons her channel, Comedy Central, deemed simply unpushable. Schumer stopped by the TV Recap show on Entertainment Weekly Radio (channel 105 on SiriusXM) and revealed to Jessica Shaw and me one controversial sketch for her program that Comedy Central wouldn’t let her air. “I wanted to write a sketch where a guy tried to kill himself and had a failed suicide attempt, but then still had to come to work on Monday,” said Schumer. “And everyone knew, but he didn’t get his work done and he is like, ‘Well, I didn’t think I was going to be here.’ And we wanted it to be like he was a hipster — like, what would a failed suicide be as a hipster? And I think they were like, ‘that’s too sensitive’ or ‘too personal’.”
It also sounds too hilarious. So what other topics has her channel deemed off-limits? “The sort of hot-button stuff switches,” said Schumer. They want you to stay away from Muslim stuff a little bit. And, like, rape, I guess. And domestic violence.” So there you have it! To hear the entire interview with Schumer — in which she also discusses her take on penis photos and reveals whom she smoked pot through an apple with — just click on the audio player below. It is soooooo worth the click.
But that’s not all! Emmy nominated actress Merritt Wever also stopped by the studio to talk about pulling double duty on both Showtime’s Nurse Jackie and Fox’s New Girl? Does she know what’s in store in the romance department for Zoey and Dr. Prentiss on Nurse Jackie? And will we see her again on New Girl battling Cece for Schmidt’s love? Hear the full interview below.
And speaking of love…and journeys…and connections, the Bachelorette herself, Desiree Hartsock, visited us to chat about the new season of the ABC reality dating show. She gives us her take on all the himbos vying for her affection, and endures our good-natured ribbing over the hilarious and amazing “Right Reasons” rap video. You can hear it all for yourself.
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