After a very long week (releasing her book, distancing herself from one-time Inside Amy Schumer writer Kurt Metzger’s controversial comments on rape), Amy Schumer seemed to drop some big news: She’s done making her Comedy Central show. That wasn’t quite the case. The morning after tweeting “we aren’t making the show anymore,” Schumer returned to clarify that Inside Amy Schumer will return for a fifth season, but only after the comedian takes a break to work on other projects. “Doing Standup and focusing on writing more for the next year at least,” Schumer tweeted. “We are slated for a season 5 but not in the foreseeable future.”
Schumer’s initial tweet came in response to speculation as to whether Metzger was fired as a result of his comments. Earlier on Wednesday, she had tweeted, “Kurt does not work for me. He is not a writer on my show.” Separately, Metzger himself wrote on Facebook: “There is no job … They want me fired from a job that doesnt exist [sic].” To many, this implied the end of Inside Amy Schumer, an assumption seemingly confirmed by Schumer’s later tweet: “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.”
While Schumer’s skyrocketing profile would make the show’s end unsurprising, Comedy Central did renew the series for a fifth season back in January, and it seems ready to wait for the star to return to the show. Schumer’s future film and writing projects include a film with Goldie Hawn, a serious drama with Miles Teller, and work on a screenplay with Jennifer Lawrence, and, of course, promoting her recently published book.
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