Amy Schumer Accused Of Stealing Jokes

Over the weekend, three female comedians — Wendy Liebman, Tammy Pescatelli, and Kathleen Madigan — all tweeted about seeing familiar material on Schumer’s movie, stand-up and T.V. show.

The flurry of accusations apparently started with a now-deleted tweet from Liebman reading, “Between Amy Schumer doing 1 of my best jokes on her HBO special and this meme of my joke, I’m done with social media.” Said meme was not related to Schumer but was ripped off from Liebman’s jokes.

Chuck Martin suggested Liebman to talk to Kathleen Madigan about their issues with Schumer. From this, the back-and-forth Twitter conversation ensued below.

What has always been amazing to me is that she purports to be a feminist and yet only steals from other female comedians. If we call her on


it we are “jealous” or career shamed. Be successful. WE want you to do well, just do it will your own material.BTW she blocked me


Look @WendyLiebman here is my joke from my #ComedyCentral half hour ’06….

— Tammy Pescatelli (@TammyPescatelli) January 19, 2016

Here is @kathleenmadigan joke she turned into a sketch called “Slap Oprah” S1ep3. Start around 2:50

— Tammy Pescatelli (@TammyPescatelli) January 19, 2016

Amy’s sketch … So many more but nobody listens…at least Cosby knocked his victims out b4 he raped them.

— Tammy Pescatelli (@TammyPescatelli) January 19, 2016

No beef. Just presenting facts of oppression and degradation

— Tammy Pescatelli (@TammyPescatelli) January 19, 2016

I tell my truth today, because I too, have a dream…… #MLKDay

— Tammy Pescatelli (@TammyPescatelli) January 19, 2016

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