Sometimes politics and comedy don’t mix.
Do you ever think Hollywood will ever learn that not everyone thinks the way they do? Yeah, neither do I. Well, in Tampa Bay, people booed and stormed out of Amy Schumer’s comedy show when she insulted Donald Trump, calling him an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster,” and called for more gun control.
The group of people was relatively small, but large enough for others to notice:
Schumer scanned the crowd for Trump voters, and invited one up to the stage. He identified himself as Dave, an attorney and RINO (Republican In Name Only) who hadn’t voted for a GOP candidate since Reagan. He said he just felt safer with the country in Trump’s hands than Clinton’s.
“Do you get worried at all with how impulsive he is,” Schumer asked, frustration in her voice, “that he gets so fired up from Saturday Night Live doing a skit on him … do you worry he’ll be impulsive and get us in a lot of f—ing trouble we can’t get out of?”
This was risky business for a comic. This wasn’t some fun roast, where the fan was hoping to be ripped a new one. She asked the crowd to show Dave some respect – politics aside, he seemed like a nice guy, and showed real guts getting up there. And it’s not like the whole house was on Schumer’s side – the boos and even some walkouts made that clear.
Thing is, it just wasn’t just Trump supporters:
“I don’t want to hear that. We wanted to have a good night without distractions with the politics,” said Bryon Infinger.
“It’s a bit much,” echoed his wife, Chrissy Infinger.
They both said everybody has a right to their opinion but thought Schumer went on too long.
“The show became political. I definitely didn’t come to hear this,” said Ryan Atwood.
Her raunchy remarks about gun violence caused more boos from the audience and walk-outs:
“I just heard a redneck yell out ‘You’re not cute,'” she told the audience. “Uh, yes I am. That’s number one. I’m very cute.”
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