25 of the Funniest Burns from the Week of October 30, 2023
Like many other celebrities whenever there’s a global crisis dominating the news cycle, Amy Schumer has been using her platform to speak up and share her beliefs. Unfortunately for the Trainwreck comedian, much of what she’s shared has been criticized down to the very last punctuation mark. One repeated criticism in particular struck a nerve with Schumer, and so, she decided to push back. In a lengthy Notes app screenshot posted to Instagram, she wrote, “People calling me a failed comic. I’m the most successful female comedian of all time.”
Many commenters, of course, were quick to point out that that is the funniest joke Schumer has ever told. Because it’s just that — a joke. After all, as of 2022, the comedian didn’t even crack the top five of the highest paid female comedians, let alone the top spot. That honor was held by former daytime host Ellen DeGeneres. Nor has she had the lasting impact of Lucille Ball and Joan Rivers. But hey, she’ll always be remembered as Chuck Schumer’s distant relative.
For her sake at least, Schumer wasn’t the only one going through the wringer this week. Other sick burns hit a Bell Hooks reader, a pop singer who already looks like a killer doll and a generation of kids woefully unprepared for karma to hit back.