Jon Stewart’s final week on “The Daily Show” started off on a somber note. Amy Schumer opened up to Stewart on Monday about last month’s tragic movie theater shooting at a screening of her film “Trainwreck.”
“That must have rocked you to your core,” Stewart said about the July 23 tragedy in Lafayette, La., that left three dead, including the shooter, and nine others injured.
“What a bummer, I was legit heartbroken,” Schumer told Stewart before lighting the mood. “To get that call, I’d had a lot of missed calls so I assumed there was a sex tape out of me or something. I was preparing for that, then to hear that news, it broke my heart.”
Earlier Monday, Amy Schumer teamed up with her cousin Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to announce a public initiative tackling gun violence. Their proposed legislation would offer monetary incentives to states that submit comprehensive records into background check systems as a means of preventing criminals and the mentally ill from obtaining guns.
“The fact that this happened — you want to act,” she said. “I wanted to go down there and do whatever I could, this was in the works. I am so happy [Sen. Schumer] invited me to be a part of it.”