Video: Amy Schumer blasts Trump in Tampa show, drawing boos
TAMPA (FOX 13) - Some Amy Schumer fans did not find her comments about Donald Trump very funny, apparently. Her show in Tampa got raucous and some attendees even walked out after the comedian got political Sunday night.
Video posted to YouTube shows the New Yorker bringing Dave Pettinato -- a Tampa attorney and Trump supporter -- up on stage during her show at Amalie Arena.
"I am in no way trying to shame you," she says as he walks up. "Tell me why Trump has your vote."
"You can't trust Hillary," Pettinato replied to cheers from the audience before proceeding to explain, "I'm not really voting for Trump, I'm voting against Hillary."
Schumer soon allowed Dave to return to his seat. A day later, the video of the interaction had gone viral.
"Quite frankly, I didn't expect that from her," Pettinato told FOX 13 Monday. "I expected very R-rated comedy, adult-type of humor. I didn't expect it to get to be political and that's really not what I wanted to hear."
Schumer's anti-Trump tirade went on for several more minutes.
"That was just really cool to hear why that one guy -- who doesn't seem like a psychopath -- would want to vote for that orange sexual assaulting, fake-college-starting monster," she said to a mixture of cheers and boos.
"It was amazing how much support Donald Trump had at that concert," Pettinato said. "As I'm looking out in the crowd standing next to her, you could see waves of people just getting up and walking out."
Schumer -- who made headlines in Tampa a few months ago for calling the city "horrendous" in her new book -- then got serious, asking victims of sexual assault to stand up. It appears from the video that's when more people began to head for the exits.
There have been varying estimates on the number of people who left, ranging from about 50 to 200.
"I know you're here to laugh but you choose your life. This is too important," Schumer told the audience. "Go to the bathroom, you can leave; whatever you want. But for five minutes I'm going to talk about stuff."
Those who booed were threatened with being thrown out, then the crowed seemed to settle down as Schumer spent several minutes talking about violence. But when she made a raunchy point about gun control, it appeared to start another round of walk-outs.
"I just heard a redneck yell out 'You're not cute,'" she told the audience. "Uh, yes I am. That's number one. I'm very cute."
"I think she probably thought she had more people on her side maybe but I think she maybe could have dedicated a little less time to it," Payne told FOX 13. "She could have done it differently, but it's her show, her platform and if people don't want to go next time, they know."
Schumer went on to finish her show, and if she had any bad blood for audience, she didn't show it.
"All love, Tampa," she tweeted this morning.
Schumer's political position might not have surprised everyone in the audience; she is a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter and posted video to her Instagram page Sunday of herself registering voters in Tampa before her show.
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