Now THAT's an opening act | Madonna warms up for Amy Schumer

Now THAT's an opening act

Madonna warms up for Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer was introduced to the stage by an unusual opening act in New York last night – Madonna.

The pop queen performed a few minutes of stand-up at Madison Square Garden, and afterwards posted the message: 'It was short but it was sweet (like me). I'm forever changed!'

It marked the return of a favour, as Schumer opened for some of Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour shows last year.

Madonna made her stand-up debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last year (Chortle review) saying she enjoyed the 'simplicity' of the art form.

During her subsequent set, Schumer addressed the hoo-ha over her gig in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday when she angered some Donald Trump voters by discussing politics.

She made a tongue-in-cheek apology saying: 'I'm so sorry. I shouldn't have said that he was an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster. Shouldn't have said that. I will never again say that he is an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster!'

And reading a mock letter to the outraged, she said: 'Dearest Tampa, I'm sorry you didn't want me, a comedian who talks about what she believes in, to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now. How could I think it was OK to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?'

Here is footage of the Tampa gig:

Published: 19 Oct 2016

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