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‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Rips the Gun Lobby a New One in This Deleted Sketch

‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Rips the Gun Lobby a New One in This Deleted Sketch: Comedy Central

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Amy Schumer is mostly known for her irreverent and incisive comedy, but last year she plunged into direct political activism after a deadly shooting in a Louisiana theater showing her film Trainwreck. Schumer quickly started working with United States Senator (and her cousin) Chuck Schumer to advocate for stricter gun control laws. A year later, she’s still fighting.

Back in April, her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer shot a sketch titled “Gun Lawyer” that was cut to reduce the episode’s runtime. This week, after the deadly shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the show decided it was time to release this morbidly funny and all-too-true sketch to the public.

“I am sickened by the cowardice of these people who are supposed to lead us,” Schumer said in a statement to Politico. “Their dedication seems to be only to dollar signs for their own pockets. In November, we will remember who stood with the gun lobby, rather than their constituents, as we mourned for Orlando.”

The sketch stars Archer and Bob’s Burgers lead H. Jon Benjamin as a lawyer delivering what would seem to be one of those classic personal injury commercials you see during the local news. The difference is, he’s telling you that—while he can sue for everything from lead poisoning to slippery floors—he can’t do jack for you if you suffered a gun-related tragedy. It makes you feel uncomfortable for laughing because of how real it feels these days, but this is exactly the kind of daring work that’s made Inside Amy Schumer one of the best shows on TV.

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