Amy Schumer Is Opening For Madonna At New York ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour Datesby Matthew Scott Donnelly | PopCrush
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) June 18, 2015
It took Amy Schumer years of performing in run-down clubs, a feature in a Butterfinger ad campaign and a fourth-place finish on “Last Comic Standing” to achieve top-tier standing in the world of comedy. As for breaking into pop music, well, it didn’t take much more than a childhood home video.
The “Inside Amy Schumer” standout, who snatched up a well-earned Peabody Award last month, put another feather in her cap today when she announced that she’ll open for Madonna at the Material Girl’s New York City dates across her upcoming Rebel Heart tour. Yup, the woman who’s played oversexed tennis pros, dismembered meth-heads and childhood pageant stars with rapid-growth syndrome will assume the role as de facto pop star at Madison Square Garden on September 16 and 17 and at Barclays Center on September 19 for Her Madgesty.
“Guess who auditioned for @Madonna and got the part? See you in NYC on Sept 16, 17 and 19″ Schumer tweeted with a video of her adorable childhood rendition of “Like a Prayer.” The power of God was clearly at work here…
Madonna’s certainly no stranger to inviting the cool kids to the party. Her video for current single “Bitch I’m Madonna” features the likes of Beyonce, Katy Perry, Kanye West and more, who all appear for split-second cameos.
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