Amy Schumer Denies Asking To Be Paid As Much As Rock & Chappelle
Amy Schumer denies that she asked to be paid as much as fellow comedians, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock. According to initial reports, the 36-year-old comedian renegotiated her Netflix special salary once she learned what Rock and Chappelle were paid for their respective stand-up specials. We’re told the two were paid $20 million for their routines. Allegedly, Schumer had been paid $11 million for her “The Leather Special” taping. Schumer was reportedly able to raise her payment significantly after going back to the streaming channel and asking for more. Schumer is addressing these reports directly and says,
Thanks for chiming in on what you feel I deserve to be paid. I believe women deserve equal pay. However I don’t believe I deserve equal pay to Chris and Dave. They are legends and 2 of the greatest comics of all time. I would like to say that I have been selling out arenas these last couple years. Something a female comic has never done. That’s a big deal to me, especially because I know I do my best every night on stage for the audience and they have a good time. I didn’t ask for the same as my friends. I did ask for more than the initial offer. I will continue to work my ass off and be the best performer I can be. The reports of me “demanding” or “insisting” on equal pay to them aren’t a true.