In a tweet sent out late Wednesday, comedian Amy Schumer seemed to suggest she was walking away from her multiple award-winning Comedy Central sketch show “Inside Amy Schumer”.
The comments began following an online spat in which she condemned friend and comedian Kurt Metzger, who is also a credited writer on “Inside Amy Schumer,” over recent comments about sexual assault.
Schemer posted: “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 followed that with a re-tweet of a fan who penned “we’ll miss your show.”
A cancellation would have been a surprise as the series was renewed in January for a fifth season to air in 2017. Just a few minutes ago though, Schumer posted a tweet confirming the show is still alive but that it’s taking a break and probably won’t make it to screens next year:
“InsideAmySchumer is not cancelled. ComedyCentral has provided us with a wonderful home and we couldn’t be happier there. I am just touring. Doing Standup and focusing on writing more for the next year at least. We are slated for a season 5 but not in the foreseeable future.”
Schumer is currently in the midst of a massive tour to support her newly released first book “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo”.