Amy Schumer on Opening For Madonna: ‘I’m Going To Scream-Sing Her Songs’
Keep belting your favorite anthems into your hairbrush-microphones, friends—Amy Schumer is proof being a fangirl indeed pays off.
The comedian, who's currently on tour promoting her upcoming comedy, Trainwreck, will soon join the one-and-only Madonna to open select Rebel Heart Tour dates in New York City, and, as Schumer's a longtime Material Girl fan (you can see her belting out "Like a Prayer" as a kid here), she told Entertainment Weekly she can't wait to get her hands dirty.
"I’m just excited to be close up to the stage and scream-sing her songs," she said, and shared that her addition to the tour was a total shock. “It was the craziest thing. Chris Rock called me a couple of months ago and was like, ‘Madonna wants your phone number.’ I’m like, I can’t believe you have my phone number!"
"My answer was of course,” she added. “There is no one in the world I’d want to open for more. I was just jumping up and down and called all my girlfriends from high school."
Still, Schumer has her reservations, and hopes that her stand up and Madonna's pop spectacle don't mix like oil and water.
"These shows could be really rough for me because they’re waiting for Madonna and then I’m out there telling jokes," she admitted. WE HAVE FAITH, AMY! You're a genuine trailblazer, after all...
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