Tammy Pescatelli apologizes for accusing Amy Schumer of joke stealing
Tammy Pescatelli apologized on Thursday for accusing Amy Schumer of stealing jokes, saying on the Jim Norton Advice Show that she “went too far.”
“I was the last to the party and I drank the most and was the loudest,” Pescatelli said. “I probably should have just stayed out of it and kept my mouth shut.”
A since-removed video alleged that Schumer took jokes from Pescatelli, Kathleen Madigan, Wendy Liebman, and the late Patrice O’Neal. The compilation compared clips of Inside Amy Schumer to bits by the other comics.
On Wednesday, Schumer took to Twitter to deny the allegations, and also spoke to Norton, saying, ”I would never, ever do that, and I never have. I have to come up with so much material for my TV show, this movie, stand-up. And I’m so careful. And none of these things had ever reached me. I will literally take a polygraph. And I just would never do that. That would be so stupid for me to do that.”
Pescatelli chalked it up to a likely case of “parallel thinking” and chose to initially speak out for those with a smaller platform. “I think I was trying to stick up for someone who I didn’t think had a voice,” she added.