Comedy Central’s hilarious sketch show Inside Amy Schumer might not return for another season, after the star and creator posted cryptic tweets about the current state of the show.
Amy Schumer wrote about her disappointment with former show writer Kurt Metzger’s comments concerning allegations of sexual assault by a fellow stand-up.
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.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 18, 2016
The controversy began when famed improv theatre Upright Citizens Brigade banned comedian Aaron Glaser from performing over accusations of sexual assault in a private Facebook group for female comedians.
In a since deleted Facebook post, Glaser denied the allegations.
Horace and Pete actor Metzger then criticised UCB’s decision in a series of Facebook and Twitter posts.
Rape is hard to prove. That's why u don't tell victims to dick around on twitter before calling the cops. That's controversial?? My bad!!
— Kurt Metzger (@kurtmetzger) August 16, 2016
Schumer said that she “couldn’t be be more against his recent actions” but that he was still a great friend and writer.
Critics of Metzger, who wrote on the show as recently as the season finale, called for his dismissal.
So is that the end of the show?
Both sides have said that Metzger had not been fired because of the spat, instead hinting that the show is over.
Metzger said that “There is no job … They want me fired from a job that doesn’t exist.”
Even though the series was renewed for a fifth season by Comedy Central, this controversy might just have been the catalyst for Schumer to announce it won’t be returning.
Schumer is starting an international tour next week, performing in Edinburgh on August 30 and in Manchester and London on September 3 and 4.