Amy Schumer and Friends performed to a sold out audience at the Mirage Theater in Las Vegas on Saturday as part of the Aces of Comedy series. In her first public appearance since hosting the 94th Academy Awards, the comedian opened up about herself Will SmithMaternity and her surgery last fall to remove both her uterus and appendix.
Originally announced in October for November 4, 2021, the Mirage show has been pushed back due to scheduling conflicts and has been rescheduled for this weekend.
“This is the first time I’ve headlined a show since I was pregnant. I’m so excited, it feels so good to be back in Vegas,” he said life & bed Star told the audience. “We’re going to talk about everything and the Oscars, but I just want to talk about the drinking because I’ve been drinking so much and I’m badly hung over.”
Schumer shared that she was still speechless at what happened at the televised awards show: “I don’t even know what to say about the Oscars, like I really don’t know what to say, I have no jokes about it. All I can say is I don’t know if you saw this, but Will Smith punched Chris Rock. Did you read that in your newsfeed?”
About her moments before the incident: “I was feeling kind of myself … and then all of a sudden Ali was making his way upstairs,” she says, referring to Smith, who played the famous boxer in the 2001 film but. “And it was just a damn crap. All I can say is that it was really sad and I think it says so much about toxic masculinity. It was really upsetting, but I think the best way to comfort ourselves would be if I said the Oscar jokes that I wasn’t allowed to say on TV.”
She warned the audience: “This isn’t leaving this casino, I’m just saying it was a mirage, it didn’t happen. I want to preface these Oscar jokes by saying that my attorney told me not to say them. Don’t tell anyone and don’t be mad at me.”
The outtakes included jabs at Hollywood and other stars. “Hollywood has recovered so beautifully from not being allowed to rape, you know?” she said.
She then added, “That’s what I wanted to say about the foreign films, but my lawyer said no,” before cracking a joke about allegations against James Franco of sexually inappropriate behavior.
And she continued: “I wanted to shout out to the healthcare workers, and by that I mean Joe Rogan. Don’t look up is the name of a movie, more like don’t look down the barrel of Alec Baldwin’s shotgun.”
“I wasn’t allowed to say any of this, but you can just come up and [clock] someone,” Schumer lamented, dithering into the rest of their set.
Speaking of the surgery she had last fall, she revealed: “They removed my uterus and it was devastated by endometriosis and cysts in my ovaries. I had a tumor in my appendix. You took everything with you. And the craziest thing is they said my liver was fine — it looked like a teenager’s liver, I’ve celebrated that ever since.”
The show featured stand-up from openers Julian McCullough, Jaye McBride and Mia Jackson.
Earlier in the week, Schumer shared on Instagram that she went OOO after the incident with Will Smith who left her”triggered and traumatized.” Her new hulu show, life & bed, debuted in March. She’ll be hosting the live comedy fest Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival in Hollywood on May 6th and then kicking off her “whore tour” on August 4th, which will see her tour the country with dozens of dates through the end of November . Many comedians use Mirage’s Aces of Comedy to test out new material before going on tour. Guests locked their phones and smartwatches in Yondr bags upon arrival during the device-free show.
Schumer’s appearance on the Strip coincided with one of the biggest weekends in Las Vegas in recent years: the 64th Grammy Awards, taking place for the first time on the Strip at the MGM Grand on Sunday.
The planned cast includes Lady Gaga, John Legend, Billie Eilish and Silk Sonic, among others. On Friday evening, April 1st, the Academy’s MusiCares Gala honored Joni Mitchell, in the presence of the legendary artist and Cyndi Lauper, Beck, Legend and Herbie Hancock, who paid tribute to her with songs. Tao Beach at The Venetian showed off its $50 million makeover with celebrity guests including Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Kendall Jenner, euphoria‘s Angus Cloud and model Winnie Harlow, with DJs Afrojack, Fisher, Illenium and Kaskade playing back-to-back sets. And the real-life version of the Peppermint Hippo Gentleman’s Club, immortalized in South Park debuted at the historic Olympic Garden on Las Vegas Boulevard.