Is Amy Schumer‘s Comedy Central going off the air?
The “Trainwreck” star posted a cryptic tweet Wednesday night suggesting that the four-season run of “Inside Amy Schumer” may be over.
“I didn’t fire Kurt. He isn’t a writer for my show because we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it,” she wrote.
The message that sparked panic among her fans came after she had to respond earlier in the day to outcry over Kurt Metzger, a writer and performer on “Inside Amy Schumer” who has been writing lengthy online posts about another comedian accused of rape.
“I am so saddened and disappointed in Kurt Metzger,” Schumer tweeted on Wednesday morning about Metzger, who has been credited as a writer on her Comedy Central show. “He is my friend and a great writer and I couldn’t be more against his recent actions.”
Metzger caught serious flak online after he began writing about Aaron Glaser, a comedian associated with the improv-comedy mainstay Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) in New York City. Glaser was accused of raping multiple women and was subsequently banned from performing at UCB after an internal investigation.
Schumer was bombarded with questions from angry commentators asking why she had hired Metzger, which she responded to in a string of diplomatic tweets before dropping the bombshell above.
If true, the demise of “Inside Amy Schumer” is unexpected as it was given a fifth season renewal by Comedy Central in June.