UPDATE: Amy Schumer has clarified her comments:
Doing Standup and focusing on writing more for the next year at least. We are slated for a season 5 but not in the foreseeable future.— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 18, 2016
ORIGINAL STORY: Did Amy Schumer just quit her popular Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer, after it had already been renewed for another season? The comedian posted a tweet on Wednesday night that includes the line “We aren’t making the show anymore,” and then retweeted a fan that wrote, “We’ll miss your show.”
The tweet came in the context of Schumer sounding off against writer/comedian Kurt Metzger’s controversial comments about sexual assault. Schumer condemned Metzger, writing that she was “so saddened and disappointed” in him, and added, “He isn't a writer for my show because we aren't making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.”
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
Inside Amy Schumer was given an early renewal and was supposed to return in 2017. Its fourth season wrapped in June, and since then, Schumer has been busy promoting her first book, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo.
Reps for Comedy Central and Schumer have not yet clarified her Twitter statement, per The Hollywood Reporter. The network is in danger of losing another star after Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show was cancelled earlier this week.
Check out footage of Schumer alongside Mark Hoppus from the Fuse archives: