Amy Schumer responds to 200 people walking out of comedy show following anti-Trump joke

Schumer says it's a comedian 'tradition' to 'tell the truth'

Amy Schumer has responded after approximately 200 people reportedly walked out of her comedy gig in Tampa, Florida at the weekend.

On Sunday (October 16), Schumer performed at the US city’s Amalie Arena where she was booed when beginning to discuss gun laws and the US Presidential election.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that around 200 people stood and walked out as she started to lay into Donald Trump, calling the Republican candidate an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster”. She also invited a Trump supporter onto the stage (watch footage below).

Responding to the incident, Schumer told EW: “I loved the crowd and my show in Tampa last night! I want to thank the 8,400 people who stayed. We had a great time! We have always depended on comedians to make us laugh and tell the truth. I am proud to continue that tradition.”

In her recent book The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, Schumer described Tampa as “horrendous”, adding: “I’m not scared about writing that, because I know for a fact that no one who lives there has ever read a book. JKJKJKJKJK, but kind of not K.”