As someone who wishes Amy Schumer was her BFF, it goes without saying that I also absolutely love her show — not just for the comedy, but also for the important issues it raises that no one else seems to be talking about. But unfortunately, this week has brought some bad news for me and my fellow fans of the comedian. On Wednesday, Schumer tweeted that she's not making Inside Amy Schumer anymore, an announcement that seems to have come completely out of left field. Why is this happening? Will it ever come back? So far, there aren't any answers to these questions.
Update: On Thursday morning, Schumer tweeted a follow-up to her original tweet which clarified that Inside Amy Schumer is not, in fact, cancelled after all. "#InsideAmySchumer is not cancelled," she wrote. "@ComedyCentral has provided us with a wonderful home and we couldn't be happier there. I am just touring." This comes as a great relief to fans who read into her original tweet the wrong way, though it doesn't particularly clarify what she meant by Metzger not being a writer for the show anymore. At the very least, we can all rest easy that we'll still be getting another season of the comedy series we know and love.
Earlier: Schumer's unexpected announcement came after she received tweets from people asking her if she fired Kurt Metzger, one of the writers for the show. Earlier this week, Metzger made extremely controversial statements about rape on his Facebook page, and if you've been following Schumer's career, you already know that his words are not her style. It wasn't exactly surprising that fans wanted to know what Schumer intended to do about her former writer's comments, but now, it seems like there isn't anything to be done.
If you're shocked by this tweet, you're not the only one. Back in January, Comedy Central renewed Inside Amy Schumer for Season 5 before Season 4 even premiered, but now it sounds like that season may never get made. And considering the show's success — and the fact that Season 4 even won a Peabody Award — it's jarring to find out that suddenly, it's all over.
Earlier on Wednesday, Schumer also spoke out about how disappointed she was to hear Metzger's comments:
Hopefully, more information about what happened to Inside Amy Schumer is coming. If not? It's a serious bummer that this show is no longer being made. Schumer was awesome at bringing to light the issues that so many women deal with that are normally swept under the rug, making people laugh and understand how important taking action to change these things actually is at the same time. It will definitely be missed!