Tammy Pescatelli has apologized for accusing Amy Schumer of stealing jokes, and admits she “went too deep.”
“I own it. I said it. I went too deep,” Pescatelli said during a visit to the “Opie with Jim Norton Show” on Thursday. “It went too far, and for that, I’m super apologetic.”
“I was the last to the party, and I drank the most and I was the loudest,” Pescatelli added. “I probably should’ve just kind of stayed out of it and kept my mouth shut. I shouldn’t have accused somebody.”
Stand-up comics Wendy Liebman, Kathleen Madigan and Pescatelli recently took to Twitter to complain that Schumer uses other comedians’ jokes in her own act.
Schumer has repeatedly denied intentionally stealing material and acknowledged on Norton’s show that it’s possible that two comics wrote the same joke independent of one another.
“Both Kathleen and Wendy believe me. They know me, and they don’t believe that I would do that,” Schumer explained. “I think that this is like Tammy trying to get something going, I don’t know.”
To prove her innocence, the “Trainwreck” star said she would sit down for a polygraph test and air the unedited results on the next season of her Comedy Central show, “Inside Amy Schumer.”