Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair blew our minds last week when they recreated their famous “Cruel Intentions” kiss. But this week, it’s Tina Fey and Amy Schumer who are making headlines for their steamy smooch. The comedic duo shared an unexpected kiss at the 2015 Peabody Awards in New York City on Sunday, a prestigious ceremony that recognizes excellence in media. The lip-lock came after the “Saturday Night Live” alum honored Schumer for her “smart, distinctively female and amiably profane” series, “Inside Amy Schumer.”
Fey, who wasn’t anticipated to appear at the 74th annual award, divulged the impact Schumer’s Comedy Central TV show has had on society and just why the side-splitting series was worthy of the recognition.
"Many people will tell you that you can never ever joke about rape but it is all about context and point of view, and Amy and the ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ show's brilliant sketch about sexual abuse in the military as filtered through violent, combat videogames was inarguably funny and so, so rapey," Fey spoke about the series, adding that she had merit to say such things because she went to the University of Virginia. "So I have an excellent education that allows me to speak intelligently about satire. Where did you think I was going with that?"
Following the quip, Fey divulged that the “Inside Amy Schumer” star is “killing it" as "the agents like to say.”
“Usually they are lying. But in this case it is true. Amy is killing it. She is the biggest deal in comedy right now,” Fey said.
She’s not kidding. Schumer is on top right now. In addition to creating a successful feminist-based TV series, the “Trainwreck” film star is also wanted by ABC to become the next “Bachelorette.” The gig was offered to the funny girl after Schumer made a special -- and memorable -- appearance on the current season starring Kaitlyn Bristowe.
Your next bachelorette pic.twitter.com/OJgjVkcdb8
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) May 28, 2015
Due to Schumer’s success, Fey admitted that her initial reasoning behind attending the event was so that “in a Madonna kind of way” she could try “to like feed off of [Schumer’s] youth and maybe suck her soul out in a very awkward, staged lesbian kiss.”
"But when I pitched that idea to Amy's camp, they came back with such an immediate yes that it kind of grossed me out,” the “30 Rock” actress added. "Instead, I think we should just give you a really prestigious award.”
Despite Fey wanting to nix the kiss, Schumer laid one on the Peabody presenter before accepting her award.
— Pivot (@pivot) June 1, 2015
"This is an award that you really want to get, so we really tried to get this award," she stated. "We thought we were making this secret feminist show and people weren't going to catch on what we were doing, and they caught on very quickly and we're so glad that they did. We just wanted to make a show that would make people laugh and feel better and we really feel like we're doing that, so thank you so much for this award.”
"Inside Amy Schumer" airs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. EDT on Comedy Central.