Amy Schumer, 34, has been accused of joke-stealing before.
After her HBO special aired last year, Twitter critics (twitics?) said her closing joke was remarkably similar to a “bit” by the late Patrice O’Neal.
Schumer denied appropriating the material and other comedians jumped to her defense.
Now, three comics are saying Schumer’s been using their jokes, according to comedy news site The Interrobang.
It all started with a tweet by comedian Wendy Liebman which reportedly read (it’s since been deleted): “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.”
The meme wasn’t related to Schumer but featured a retro-style pin-up quoting one of Liebman’s jokes.
Next, writer and director Chuck Martin replied to Liebman’s tweet suggesting she gets in touch with comedian Kathleen Madigan.
Madigan, looped into the conversation, wrote, “wow. finally. get ready for a shit storm,” followed by another tweet claiming to have a split screen proving a “disgusting amount of stealing” that she plans to release.
“Game over. I’m done,” she concluded.
Another comedian, Tammy Pescatelli, got in on the act, posting links to Schumer’s allegedly stolen material as well as the original sources she purportedly pinched it from.
“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 with your own material. BTW she blocked me,” she tweeted.
“So many more but nobody listens… at least Cosby knocked his victims out b4 he raped them.”
All three women have deleted these tweets and Liebman, for one, seems to have changed her tune.
— Wendy Liebman (@WendyLiebman) January 20, 2016
Schumer responded to the accusations with a tweet of her own.
On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke. — Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) January 20, 2016
One redditor put together a video compilation of materials Schumer had supposedly stolen.
Watch it here… Post continues after video. TRIGGER WARNING: this video contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors, and is NSFW.
When she was accused of appropriating O’Neal’s material, Schumer spoke to TMZ about the issue.
“I would never take anyone’s jokes,” she said.
“The thing you’re talking about is… Patrice was my really good friend; I never saw him do that… The thought that I would maybe see those jokes and think, ‘Hmm, I like those, I’m going to close my HBO special with them’ is crazy.”