Amy Schumer said she informed everyone she was going to make jokes with at the 2022 Oscars, including Will Smith, before the ceremony.

The comedian, who co-hosted the event with Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes, made jokes aimed at Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kirsten Dunst.

In a new interview on SiriuxXM’s Howard Stern Show, Schumer confirmed that the targets in her pranks knew of what was coming and approved the digs ahead of time.

“I reached out to people I was going to joke about before and made sure it was okay with them because I got burned so many times,” she said, adding that she “didn’t want the camera cut.” someone who looks sad”.

“I told the Williams sisters, I told Will, I told Leo,” she said, confirming that they had all given her the green light.

When discussing King Richard on stage – the film about the fathers of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams for which Smith won Best Actor – Schumer joked: “After years of Hollywood ignoring women’s stories, this year Now we finally have a movie about the Williams sisters’ amazing dad. ”

Elsewhere on the show, she poked fun at DiCaprio’s habit of dating women much younger than her years, and she visited Jesse Plemons in front of an audience while pretending not to recognize his wife, the Oscar-nominated actress. Kirsten Dunst.

Although Plemons and Dunst were in the fun, Schumer said she received death threats because of it.

Will Smith slaps Chris Rock


One person who apparently didn’t make fun of Smith before the ceremony was Chris Rock. The comedian has revealed how Smith’s wife Jada’s shaved haircut resulted in the actor walking on stage and slapping him in the face.

As a result, Smith resigned from the Academy and was banned from its events for 10 years.


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