That Time Madonna and Amy Schumer Talked Politics at Madison Square Garden
Last night, my wife (Karen) and I went to see Amy Schumer perform at Madison Square Garden. There were many highlights — including a couple that touched on this year’s elections…
1) MADONNA. When Amy Schumer’s voice came over the loudspeakers at Madison Square Garden and introduced Madonna, we thought it was a humorous way for Schumer to announce herself onto the stage. Then, Madonna walked on stage. MADONNA. The “Queen of Pop” made a few jokes and praised Schumer’s talent. Then, before leaving the stage, Madonna made sure to encourage the crowd to support Hillary Clinton in this year’s election (fun fact: the Washington Post reported in 2007 that Clinton and Madonna are 10th cousins who share the same great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather). More specifically, Madonna promised anyone in the audience who voted for Hillary Clinton a blowjob, saying: “I am really good. I take my time, I make lots of eye contact…. and I swallow.” The crowd roared. Madonna announced Amy Schumer. That happened.
2) Trump Supporter Trigger Warning. On Sunday, a few hundred fans walked out of Amy Schumer’s show in Tampa, FL after the comic made comments about Donald Trump. Schumer began her show by addressing the controversy. She flashed a graphic on the screens flanking the stage that read “Trump Supporter Trigger Warning” and announced to the crowd that she had written an open letter that she wanted to read. Here is her letter:
Dearest Tampa, I’m sorry you didn’t want me, a comedian who talks about what she believes in, to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now. How could I think it was OK to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?
After the show, I want you to know that I will go straight to a rehab facility that will teach me how to make all people happy. Both the rich, entitled, white people who are gonna vote for him and the very poor people — who’ve been tricked into it!
And Tampa, I’m so sorry. I shouldn’t have said that he was an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster. I shouldn’t have said that. I will never again say that he is an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster!
The crowd erupted. Nobody walked out. Schumer made no other references to Donald Trump during her show.