Amy Schumer’s “SNL” cancellation is a lame excuse for her absence

Amy Schumer reveals she missed ‘SNL’ rehearsal because son was hospitalized with RSV posted at 8:44 pm on March 17, 2013 by Allahpundit First, let’s establish the basics: The show’s writers are supposed to…

Amy Schumer’s “SNL” cancellation is a lame excuse for her absence

Amy Schumer reveals she missed ‘SNL’ rehearsal because son was hospitalized with RSV

posted at 8:44 pm on March 17, 2013 by Allahpundit

First, let’s establish the basics: The show’s writers are supposed to write the sketches based on the material sent to them. And no one’s talking about the material sent to them. (Pity about your inability to differentiate between “materials” and “emails” or whatever — especially since it’s not like most of what was included in the email was funny or even remotely clever.) But what’s important here is that Schumer wrote, via the AP, that she missed a “SNL” rehearsal because of the cancellation of her son’s RSV hospitalization:

Actress Amy Schumer said Saturday that she missed a “SNL” rehearsal because she had to cancel plans to stay with her 9-year-old son, who was diagnosed with a serious respiratory infection.

Schumer took to Twitter to share her frustration with the show, which was cancelled after a controversial skit in which Alec Baldwin impersonated Adolf Hitler.

“I don’t get why they don’t have any writers,” she tweeted. “I’ve never heard of a show failing after just one sketch. It’s beyond my comprehension.”

Schumer’s husband, Ben Wyatt, made some lame excuse for why she was in New York, where she was attending the Golden Globes (“I just had to be in New York because I knew I would be there”).

It would have been bad enough if Schumer was actually concerned about missing this or any other particular rehearsal; but the real issue here is the ridiculous and cruel premise of the show’s new cancellation. Schumer is being dishonest about the reason for her absence to protect her son’s health, which seems like a pretty good excuse for it. (Unless, of course, the idea behind the cancellation is that she’s just not funny enough.)

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