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The Schmooze

Amy Schumer Becomes First Woman to Make ‘Forbes’ Top Paid-Comedian List

Amy Schumer drove home another win this week, nabbing a spot on Forbes’ round up of the ten highest-paid comics—the first time a woman has ever cracked the list.

Racking in an income of $17 million thanks in part to her book, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo,” and movie, “Trainwreck,” Schumer came in at fourth on the list, with Jerry Seinfeld ahead of her in second, at a whopping $43.5 million.

Schumer has garnered attention for her edgy shows, in which she mocks sexism within her industry and larger society.

“I’m labeled a sex comic. I think it’s just because I’m a girl,” Schumer said at a gig at the Apollo Theater “A guy could get up here and literally pull his [penis] out, and people would be like, ‘he’s a thinker!’”

Schumer doesn’t take guff from anyone, and now has the payday to show it. You go, girl!

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon.




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