Amy Schumer says her show is on hold, not canceled

Andrew Silow-Carroll

Amy Schumer speaking about her film

Amy Schumer speaking about her film “Trainwreck” at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, April 19, 2015. (Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

(JTA) — Comedian Amy Schumer assured fans that her Comedy Central sketch series “Inside Amy Schumer” has not been canceled.

@ComedyCentral has provided us with a wonderful home and we couldn’t be happier there. I am just touring,” Schumer wrote Tuesday on Twitter after previously suggesting that the show is no longer in production.

Schumer said, however, there are no plans for a fifth season of the show in the “foreseeable future.”

Schumer, 35, whose rapid rise to fame was capped with her starring role in the 2015 film “Trainwreck,” was clarifying a previous tweet in which she asserted, “We aren’t making the show anymore.” Schumer was responding to criticism of one of the show’s writers, Kurt Metzger, who had posted on social media several messages that many interpreted as insensitive to rape victims.

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Urged to comment on reports that Metzger had been fired, Schumer responded Wednesday, “I didn’t fire Kurt. He isn’t a writer for my show because we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.”

In her new collection of essays, “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo,” Schumer recalled her bat mitzvah and attending Hebrew school on Long Island. Schumer suggested she became a comedian after her voice cracked during the chanting of the Torah portion and the congregation erupted in laughter.