In light of Amy Schumer still being considered a thing against all conventional wisdom, I've decided to go around and remind people of a far more charismatic comedian: Rita Rudner. Even for those that don't find her material funny, she just comes off as too nice to actually hate, so she at least earns some sympathy laughter.
Ah! I love Rita Rudner! She was one of the comediennes that inspired me growing up. I used to watch her on Comedy Central, back when the network wasn’t total garbage (I miss those days). It almost seems these days that people forget that female stand-ups have been around for decades, and that there are many established comediennes in the business that are being overlooked in favor of no-talent hacks like Schumer.
There are a lot of funny ladies out there that have never needed to be forcefully gross for attention, nor needed to try to appeal to extremists in a pretend gender war. They got by on actual talent, and never needed anyone to fluff them up with ridiculous articles about the first time they wore red lipstick.
Amy Schumer is a slimy tick bloated on fake, pumped-up media hype that’s being forced on the public as some sort of gift to both comedy and female representation.
Go watch Rita Rudner instead.