August 9th, 2012, 2:38 pm · · posted by KELLI SKYE FADROSKI, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Getting made fun of is a regular occurrence for comedian Amy Schumer. So when she was asked to do her second Comedy Central roast, this time to burn Roseanne Barr, she jumped at the chance.
She had survived jabs thrown at her during a similar roast of Charlie Sheen last September by a panel that included Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, William Shatner, Mike Tyson, Jackass personality Steve-O, Jeffrey Ross and the late Patrice O’Neal on the dais. She was sure she could handle Katey Sagal, Carrie Fisher, Ellen Barkin and Jane Lynch.
“It’s really an honor,” Schumer says of the roast, shot last weekend at the Hollywood Palladium. “After doing the first one I was like, ‘Oh God, what are they going to say about me?’ or ‘What do people see when they look at me?’ I know my own insecurities, but what are these new sets of insecurities people are going to hand me?
“Then you realize that it’s not really personal. You just try to craft a good joke, and honestly it was a lot of fun. Nothing hurt my feelings and it was really a special night for me, especially being with all of those female comics.”
Amy Schumer performs at 8 and 10 Friday and 7 and 9 Saturday at the Irvine Improv, 71 Fortune Drive, $20.
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