Watch This ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Sketch About Gun Control That Was “Too Dark” To Air
"Since my brother caught a stray bullet at a mall shooting, I found out it wasn't even worth suing gun manufacturers."
Amy Schumer has never really shied away from critiquing America’s gun violence. Since the Lafayette shooting in 2015, which took place in a movie theatre playing her film Trainwreck, Schumer has very publicly called for tougher gun control and pointed out the hypocrisy in the United States’ legal system. This year she even dedicated a whole episode of Inside Amy Schumer to the topic, titled ‘Welcome To The Gun Show‘.
Apparently, one of the sketches was deemed “too dark” to appear in the episode and you can pretty much see why. The bit stars H. Jon Benjamin playing a personal injury lawyer named Tony Shrak who takes great pains to emphasise that he will be able to help you after any tragedy at all — just not a mass shooting, like the one that killed his twin brother.
“Have you been injured in a mass shooting or other gun crime? Do you want justice?” he says. “Then don’t call me, because there’s nothing I can do.”
The sketch is very funny, but you can see how the victim testimonials may be too much for an audience who experiences over a thousand mass shootings every year. Just today, director and creator of Glee and American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy, released a moving video of celebrities paying tribute to the victims of the recent mass shooting in Orlando.