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13 items from 2016


Amy Schumer Denied Joke Stealing Months Ago

22 January 2016 9:57 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fans of Amy Schumer might be experiencing deja vu now that the comedian is denying accusations that she steals jokes, because she defended herself against similar claims three months ago. Stand-up comics Wendy Liebman, Kathleen Madigan and Tammy Pescatelli recently took to Twitter to complain that Schumer uses other comedians’ jokes in her own act. Schumer responded that she would take a polygraph test to prove that she would never intentionally steal a joke. However, in October, a TMZ crew approached Schumer outside an airport and asked about accusations that she lifted material from late comedian Patrice O’Neal. Back then, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Comedian Tammy Pescatelli Apologizes for Accusing Amy Schumer of Joke Stealing: 'She Has Every Right to Be Mad'

21 January 2016 12:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Comedian Tammy Pescatelli is apologizing for accusing Amy Schumer of stealing jokes. After taking to Twitter on Wednesday to accuse Schumer, 34, of using a joke she wrote in 2006 in the film Trainwreck, Pescatelli now admits she "went too far." "I went too deep," Pescatelli said while appearing on the Jim Norton Advice Show on Sirius Xm's Opie Radio. "It went too far, and for that I'm super apologetic." Schumer denied allegations of joke theft after a video was released comparing her material to other comedians' gags, prompting a Twitter conversation between Kathleen Madigan, Wendy Liebman and Pescatelli. Pescatelli said that »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Comedian Tammy Pescatelli Apologizes for Accusing Amy Schumer of Joke Stealing: 'She Has Every Right to Be Mad'

21 January 2016 12:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Comedian Tammy Pescatelli is apologizing for accusing Amy Schumer of stealing jokes. After taking to Twitter on Wednesday to accuse Schumer, 34, of using a joke she wrote in 2006 in the film Trainwreck, Pescatelli now admits she "went too far." "I went too deep," Pescatelli said while appearing on the Jim Norton Advice Show on Sirius Xm's Opie Radio. "It went too far, and for that I'm super apologetic." Schumer denied allegations of joke theft after a video was released comparing her material to other comedians' gags, prompting a Twitter conversation between Kathleen Madigan, Wendy Liebman and Pescatelli. Pescatelli said that »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Amy Schumer -- I Don't Steal Jokes and I Can Prove It! (Video)

21 January 2016 10:47 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_wbmqe4rz"]] Amy Schumer is fighting back against 3 other female comedians who ripped her on social media for allegedly stealing their jokes.  Amy's repeatedly denied joke theft, but now she's taking it a step further after Tammy PescatelliKathleen Madigan and Wendy Liebman each claimed she jacked their material. Gotta hand it to her, Amy's plan to prove her innocence should boost ratings on her Comedy Central TV show too. That's how ya bank on a conspiracy. »

- TMZ Staff

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Amy Schumer is Accused of Being a Joke Thief

21 January 2016 8:07 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Yesterday a video was released unanimously that compared Amy Schumer’s comedy routines to other comedians out there. Schumer quickly disputed the claims on Twitter. She also let viewers know on the Jim Norton Advice Show know that the claims were false. The video compares some of Schumer’s standup, sketch, and movie work to footage of comics Wendy Liebman, Patrice O’Neal, Kathleen Madigan, and Tammy Pescatelli with the intent of showing that Schumer stole from these earlier routines. Upon watching the video, it’s pretty clear that they are not stolen. Comedians take joke theft pretty seriously as evidences by the whole

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- Nat Berman

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Amy Schumer joke thief examples (Video) Denies she stole jokes, watch and decide

21 January 2016 12:57 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Does Amy Schumer steal some of her jokes and material from other comedians and comediennes? Is Amy a joke thief?  She has denied this accusations, but watch the video below for some examples of really similar jokes from Wendy Liebman, Patrice O'Neal, Kathleen Madigan, and Tammy Pescatelli that Amy did After the first comedian. It looks really bad for Schumer once you watch the jokes, but she claims she never saw any of those comics do any of that material before. She responded to the accusations to Jim Norton on his Sirius Xm radio show.  "I would never, ever do that and I never have," she insisted. "I'm literally gonna take a polygraph test and put it on my show this season and I promise, whatever the results are, I won't let them cut [it]. I will show that I had never, never seen [those jokes]." Schumer continued: "I have to come up »

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Amy Schumer Responds to Joke-Theft Accusations: ‘I Have Never and Would Never Steal a Joke.’

20 January 2016 10:17 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

After a recent video surfaced comparing Amy Schumer's material to other comedians' work, Schumer went on Jim Norton's SiriusXM Radio show today to deny any allegations of joke theft. "I wanted to come and talk to you about [these accusations] and clear my name, because I would never ever do that and I never have," the comedian said, adding that she is "literally going to take a polygraph test and put it on my show this season."The video collects allegations — some of which surfaced this weekend, others older — that Schumer copied material from Patrice O'Neal, Tammy PescatelliKathleen Madigan, and Wendy Liebman. Talking to Norton, Schumer said that she had not seen any of their jokes before she performed her own and that any similarities were a result of parallel thinking, not plagiarism. She previously addressed similarities between O'Neal's punchline and a line from her stand-up special on Twitter last fall. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Amy Schumer Denies Joke Stealing, Accuses Comedian Tammy Pescatelli of 'Trying to Get Something Going'

20 January 2016 5:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Amy Schumer is sticking up for herself. The Trainwreck star denied allegations of joke theft after a video was released comparing her material to other comedians' gags. Schumer, 34, vehemently refuted the claims on Twitter Wednesday, and also defended herself during an appearance on the Jim Norton Advice Show on Sirius Xm's Opie Radio. "On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke," the star tweeted. The video alleged that Schumer stole jokes from Kathleen Madigan, Wendy Liebman, Tammy Pescatelli, and the late Patrice O'Neal. On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke.— Amy Schumer »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Amy Schumer Denies Joke Stealing, Accuses Comedian Tammy Pescatelli of 'Trying to Get Something Going'

20 January 2016 5:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Amy Schumer is sticking up for herself. The Trainwreck star denied allegations of joke theft after a video was released comparing her material to other comedians' gags. Schumer, 34, vehemently refuted the claims on Twitter Wednesday, and also defended herself during an appearance on the Jim Norton Advice Show on Sirius Xm's Opie Radio. "On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke," the star tweeted. The video alleged that Schumer stole jokes from Kathleen Madigan, Wendy Liebman, Tammy Pescatelli, and the late Patrice O'Neal. On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke.— Amy Schumer »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Outrage Watch: Amy Schumer accused of joke-stealing by prominent fellow comics

20 January 2016 4:29 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to Outrage Watch, HitFix's semi-regular rundown of entertainment-related kerfuffles. Not anxious enough already? Get your fix of righteous indignation below, and stay posted for outrage updates throughout the week. Update (1/21/16 2:58 Pm Est): Tammy Pescatelli called in to "Opie" Hughes and Jim Norton's SiriusXM radio show Thursday to respond to the controversy: "It is probably parallel thinking. That does happen...I probably should have just stayed out of it and kept my mouth shut," said Pescatelli in part. "I shouldn't have accused somebody. It did seem that way, that it was a lift." You can hear Pescatelli's full appearance below: In today's edition of comics berating other comics, 2015 "It" girl Amy Schumer has been accused of joke-stealing on Twitter by three prominent stand-ups: Kathleen Madigan, Tammy Pescatelli and Wendy Liebman (though the latter has since provided less-damning context to her claim that Schumer "[did] 1 of my best jokes on her HBO special. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Amy Schumer Says She Will Take a Polygraph to Prove She Didn't "Steal" Jokes

20 January 2016 4:05 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Amy Schumer is setting the record straight. "I'm being accused of stealing jokes and I wanted to come and talk to you about it and clear my name," she told fellow comedian Jim Norton on his SiriusXM advice show Wednesday. This week, three comedians — Wendy Liebman, Kathleen Madigan and Tammy Pescatelli — took to Twitter to discuss alleged similarities between their jokes and ones that Schumer has used in her Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer, and movie, Trainwreck. The thread was quickly deleted off social media, but the conversation had drawn enough heat that Schumer wanted to

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- Seth Abramovitch, Jackie Strause

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Amy Schumer Reacts to Allegations That She's Stolen Jokes From Three Comedians

20 January 2016 2:44 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Amy Schumer is taking on her haters one by one this week, or so it seems. The Trainwreck star's latest mission is to slam the recent allegations that she's stolen jokes from three separate comedians. The Golden Globe nominee cleared the air via Twitter earlier this afternoon with the following to-the-point statement: "On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke." Well then! Comedians Wendy Liebman, Tammy Pescatelli and Kathleen Madigan took part in a Twitter conversation (which has now been deleted) claiming that Schumer had used jokes from their acts. Earlier this week, the 34-year-old actress slammed a critic on Twitter, after the self-proclaimed fan snapped a »

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'Comedians in Cars' Trailer Revisits the 'Seinfeld' Set

18 January 2016 11:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is showing no signs of slowing down in Season 7, which kicked off with a very special guest joining star/creator Jerry Seinfeld last month, U.S. President Barack Obama. This season's fourth episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will debut Wednesday, January 20, and Crackle has released a new trailer for this episode, revealing that Jerry Seinfeld returns to the set of Seinfeld for the first time. The comedian is joined by special guest star Garry Shandling in this episode.

This week on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld returns to the set of Seinfeld for the first time ever with his friend and fellow comedian Garry Shandling. In the all-new episode, launching Wednesday, January 20 starting at 11:30pm Et on Crackle, Seinfeld and Shandling drive around in a Cashmere Beige 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo, reminiscing about their start in the 70s at »

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