Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Schumer locked lips at the 74th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City Sunday.
“I really wanted to come down here tonight, and in a Madonna kind of way try to like feed off of her youth and maybe suck her soul out in a very awkward, staged lesbian kiss,” Fey said. “But when I pitched that idea to Amy’s camp, they came back with such an immediate yes that it kind of grossed me out.”
Schumer won both a Peabody Award and a Critics’ Choice Award.
“[She] is killing it, as the agents like to say,” Fey said. “Usually they are lying. But in this case, it is true. Amy is killing it. She is the biggest deal in comedy right now.”
Fey said Schumer’s show, Inside Amy Schumer, is brilliant.
“Many people will tell you that you can never ever joke about rape, but it is all about context and point of view, and Amy and the Inside Amy Schumer show’s brilliant sketch about sexual abuse in the military as filtered through violent, combat video games was inarguable funny and so, so rapey.”
“And I went to the University of Virginia, guys,” she continued. “So I have an excellent education that allows me to speak intelligently about satire.”