If you've ever said the words "women aren't funny," you've definitely been living in a cave for the past few years. A torrent of wildly successful female comedians has emerged on the scene, among them Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling. But the most recent comedic breakout is Amy Schumer, whose appearance on "The Bachelorette" on Monday night inspired a frenzy on Twitter.
Schumer, along with comedians Nikki Glaser, Rachel Feinstein, and Bridget Everett, was brought onto the show to mentor the male contestants for a group date consisting of each one doing a stand-up routine. But Schumer's truly great moments were when she sat down with one of the men, JJ, to help prepare him for the date.
JJ, the self-described "most hated man in the house" was his usual over-confident self during the meeting. At one point, he muttered that he felt like he was "too smart" to perform at the comedy club.
"I'm going to make you feel better," Schumer responded, without missing a beat. "You're not. I hope it does comfort you that you're not smarter than anybody here."
Later, she said:
"JJ's a sweetheart. He's just missing, like... charisma, humility and a sense of humor. ... Maybe when he sees the show, he'll reflect a little bit on himself and not be such a turd."
Schumer, with her quick wit and no-nonsense demeanor, is the quintessential 21st century female comedian, proving not only that women are funny, but that they can expertly juggle the roles of feminists, book authors, TV show creators and writers, and unabashed caller-outers of people who think too much of themselves.
Naturally, Twitter went wild with excitement over her appearance on the long-standing reality TV show. Some called for her to be the next Bachelorette — which, in all honesty, would make an incredibly interesting season — and others suggested she do a commentary on the weekly show.
Even The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss hopped on the Schumer train, expressing his support for her as the next Bachelorette.