What did Amy Schumer say to Steve-O about Ryan Dunn at Charlie Sheen Roast?

Charlie Sheen’s Comedy Central roast was held on Monday night, but most of the talk today is about a joke that comedian Amy Schumer made about Ryan Dunn, the Jackass star who died three months ago in a fiery car crash. Opinion on Twitter seems to be split between those who thought the joke was funny, and those who felt sorry for Dunn’s cast-mate and roast audience member Steve-O.

Schumer’s joke was that Steve-O must have been thinking “it could have been me” and that everyone else was thinking “why wasn’t it?”, and the camera caught Steve-O’s perplexed and not particularly amused reaction.

Some people think that Amy Schumer went too far and ‘crossed a line’. Others that she was just being funny. And some people think it’s a little pathetic that she had the words ‘Ryan Dunn’ and ‘roast’ and couldn’t come up with a better joke about a guy who died in a fiery car crash…



53 thoughts on “What did Amy Schumer say to Steve-O about Ryan Dunn at Charlie Sheen Roast?

  1. I see both sides of this, it’s a roast and the “easily offended” shouldn’t be anywhere near it. While a recent death is nothing to make jokes about the joke itself was directed at steve-o not Ryan dunn, in actual fact she basically said that people wished steve-o was gone instead of Ryan dunn. It’s a joke that will split peoples opinions and i don’t see it being a major deal personally, just a joke made in bad taste. Michael Jackson jokes were made within days after him dying, a lot of which were public, however because a family member or close fiend wasn’t present at the time it wasn’t frowned upon.
    In my opinion this one is worth forgetting about.

    Posted by David | September 20, 2011, 7:42 am
    • Way too far is an understatement, more like unbelievably offensive. death is never a laughing matter, it strays too close to an unimaginable loss, that unfortunately many of us have had personal encounters with. people who thought this joke was funny have never had a best frind die before. Period.

      Posted by Ann | September 20, 2011, 8:17 am
      • If you feel death isn’t a laughing matter, you shouldn’t discuss comedy. If there is a topic you can’t laugh about, you shouldn’t laugh about any topic.

        Posted by Steve | September 20, 2011, 9:51 am
        • So….
          Someone makes a joke about a dead best friend…
          And if you dont laugh…
          You shouldnt laugh about anything??
          Correct me if Im wrong.
          If Im not… youre a Jackass.

          Posted by D.D. | September 20, 2011, 12:22 pm
        • So Steve, you’re saying that if your best friend died, it would be funny and you would laugh about it?

          Posted by John | September 20, 2011, 1:21 pm
        • So, Steve. You’ve never cried or felt sadness, or anger, or fear. You’ve never felt loss, or felt what it’s like to miss someone. Instead you find humor in circumstances that NORMALLY bring out these feelings and emotions in, you know, normal people. That must mean you’ve never loved or known what it’s like to care about another person either. And you can’t say otherwise, to anything I said above, because that would just be hypocritical. In which case I truly feel sorry for you; it must be a lonely life to lead.

          And honestly, I personally find your comment offensive. On top of life’s everyday tragedies and losses, being a Marine has doubled the amount of times I’ve had to face that kind of crap, more times than I ever cared to. And I think I can speak for everyone (or almost everyone at least) when I say I have never laughed at tragedy. The kind of things you find “humor” in. When your mother, father, sibling, child, aunt/uncle, grandparents, or best friend dies, will that be funny to you? Do you even HAVE any of those things? Judging by your attitude, maybe not. Let’s go with something else instead, worst case scenario. Let’s say instead that YOU’RE the one who’s car is spinning out of control and heading into oncoming traffic, or staring down the barrel of a gun, or sitting inside the plane that’s about to crash, or have a knife at your throat, or falling off of a building, or being caught in a fire, or being hit by a train, or being stabbed, or being hit with an atomic bomb, or even just in the hospital, alone, on your death bed, dying of cancer or a drug overdose or liver failure or something equally as horrid. Will you laugh then? I don’t think so. No, I’m pretty sure you’ll have a very hard time finding something to laugh about when the topic of death becomes your own.

          None of my friend’s deaths – military or otherwise – have caused me to burst into spontaneous laughter. Same goes for deaths within my family. I see no humor in 9/11, or in the current war we’re in, or the Holocaust, or Pearl Harbor, etc. I don’t think murder is humorous at all. I don’t think rape, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or physical abuse is funny – especially when they happen to children. And, I’m sorry, but I also have a pretty hard time finding humor in tragedies such as Hurricane Katrina, or Japan being nearly wiped out by an earthquake. And if you’re honestly saying that you can find ANY sort of humor in ANY of these “topics”… well, then you’re one twisted and disgusting individual… and I can think of quite a few people who would love to meet you đŸ˜‰ That being said. It’s people like you who are largely responsible for the way the world is today. Extreme sociopathic tendencies much?

          I couldn’t help but reply to that, but I’m going to get off of my soapbox now… and seriously hope that your comment was satirical. Because if it wasn’t, then just… wow… I have no words aside from what I already said above. Like you care much anyways, if that’s truly your attitude towards life… but oh well. Somebody had to say it sooner or later!

          Posted by Trish | September 20, 2011, 2:14 pm
        • your an idiot. your mom has cancer. is that funny? there is many topics you shouldn’t laugh about and to say that if you don’t find everything funny then you can’t find anything funny is just stupid.

          Posted by Kyle | September 20, 2011, 3:21 pm
        • Ur an idiot kill urself so we can laugh at u

          Posted by dan | September 21, 2011, 4:57 am
        • Obviously you know nothing of comedy, every show or comic you watch always has limits, its in the context of a joke, not the subject itself. Cruelty for the sake of cruelty has never been funny, if you think this shit was funny….i have no words

          Posted by Emma | January 11, 2012, 10:47 am
      • There’s something you’re not understanding Ann, everyone in the world has different opinions, views and tolerance towards certain things and that’s what makes the world anything but boring. I’m not saying what she said was not offensive, many people may think it is, i simply stated that i can understand both sides and people who have had loss in their lives may find this funny. I fail to see your logic when it comes to this subject as your view seems very closed minded.

        Posted by David | September 20, 2011, 12:37 pm
      • i agree way way to far not funny in the slightest it was a night to roast charley and to have a good time.. to bring up the death of a good frend that had only passed 3 months ago is just horible .. what do you think stevo had on his minde the rest of the night..thats right the death of a good frend that has just died…. that is not a funn night way to far

        Posted by Ryan Kelley | September 20, 2011, 3:00 pm
    • For me, it’s not so much about the joke itself. Under any other circumstances, it probably would have been hilarious. For me, it was the fact that she said all of this to Steve-O knowing that Ryan’s passing was only fairly recent, and so the wounds would have been pretty fresh. You could see just from the look on Steve-O’s face that he is obviously still going through the grieving process and coming to terms with the loss of his friend. I just think it was wrong for Amy to attack this vulnerability.

      Posted by Ashlee | September 20, 2011, 8:22 pm
    • I dont give a shit if it is a roast idiot im a comidian myself and i am all for taking the piss out of someone but to cross that line is wrong okay it’s fucking Steve O you cant tell me you couldn’t come up with another joke i mean christ its steve o he’s a walking joke you couldn’t tell me she couldn’t come up with something better then that
      Steve O was like a brother to Dunn he just buried the guy and this talentless hack comes out with that poor joke please

      Posted by Doug | September 21, 2011, 4:56 am
  2. Why was Steve-O even there. Probably the least funny parts of the night were him trying to get punched by Mike Tyson. I thought the joke was hilarious, because it was true. It’s not like she used the circumstances of his death as fodder. She did however certainly distinguish herself.

    Posted by Tyler A | September 20, 2011, 7:45 am
  3. way too far.

    Posted by Dakota | September 20, 2011, 7:49 am
  4. Last time I checked, unless specifically asked beforehand (like Shatner not allowing any jokes about his dead wife during HIS roast), ANYTHING GOES. People are saying she crossed a line forget there is no line. Seth Macfarlane made a joke about Amy Winehouse that opened the roast but Ryan Dunn was too much? Please. Let’s not have a double standard here, one standard will do just fine. Amy Schumer was hilarious and probably the best roaster of the night.

    Posted by Soup | September 20, 2011, 8:09 am
    • not the best cmon to far

      Posted by whorefilled | September 20, 2011, 8:52 am
    • There is a difference, no one liked Amy Winehouse.

      Posted by JoeDaddy | September 20, 2011, 9:00 am
    • That is completely irrelevant. Shatner got to make “rules” about his roast because it was HIS roast. This was not a roast about Ryan Dunn. If it were, I would completely agree that anything goes. Just as with Charlie Sheen…I didn’t feel bad about anything that was said about him because he signed up for it. The difference between the Winehouse joke and the Dunn joke (although I believe both were a little off-color), is that one of Ryan Dunn’s best friends was sitting there in the audience. If Amy Winehouse’s dad was sitting in the audience while McFarlane made that joke, I would fully expect McFarlane to get knocked out.

      Posted by Who the hell is Amy Schumer? | September 20, 2011, 3:01 pm
    • There is a line. There is jokes cut out of every roast (there was few jokes about Charlies mother that were cut out) and last night she crossed it, 3 months is too soon to joke about death especially with a best friend in the room. Amy Winehouse isn’t even American. who cares. Ryan Dunn (yes a Jackass) was an american legend and a staple of extreme acts and comedy

      Posted by Kyle | September 20, 2011, 3:29 pm
    • you are an idiot he didn’t make a joke about amy winehouse to her mother or father idiot
      This stupid talentless bitch made a joke about Stevo’s best friend right to his face if you cant see that kill urself

      Posted by sam | September 21, 2011, 5:02 am
  5. what a cold hearted bitch. may she burn in a car crash

    Posted by nick | September 20, 2011, 8:12 am
  6. yeah she would have to be drunk driving

    Posted by Lily | September 20, 2011, 8:32 am
  7. how would you react if your friend died and someone made a joke about it if u think its funny your a fucking idiot if it were me up there i would beat her ass all she did is show the world she is a cunt

    Posted by todd | September 20, 2011, 8:42 am
  8. think about it this way…seth made a joke about my winehouse but not right to any of her friends or family members faces. Amy Schumer directed the joke at steve-o but still started the joke out with ryan dunns death. not cool at all…ever

    Posted by Kyle | September 20, 2011, 9:27 am
  9. I definitely had a mixed reaction to it. On one hand, I understood the aversion to involving such a recent death, but on the other hand, I saw the comedic side to Schumer’s wish that Steve-O had died in Dunn’s place. Schumer’s jokes were notably hard-hitting across the board, so I don’t think that it was especially vitriolic, relatively speaking. I would definitely say that it was the most poignant joke of the night, for better or for worse.

    Posted by Nick Chen | September 20, 2011, 9:32 am
  10. Lol fuck Ryan Dunn.

    Posted by Ryan Dunn Goofed | September 20, 2011, 9:36 am
  11. WAAAY too soon and even so still in poor taste. I think Schumer is jealous of that fact that most average Americans know who Steve-O is and practically no one knows who the hell she is. I think this was a cheap shot out of disgust and jealousy. If she would like to redeem herself though or even possibly make herself known, there might be an opening to make an even bigger ass of herself in the next Jackass flick.

    Posted by Mark Twainer | September 20, 2011, 10:09 am
  12. During the Donald Trump roast, someone made a similar joke, in that the comedy world lost a legend with Greg Giraldo…but left Jeff Ross. I could see how some could be offended by Amy’s joke, roast or not.

    Posted by BG | September 20, 2011, 11:33 am
  13. as much as anything goes, i thought it was a little to far. especially considering steve-o’s history

    Posted by Jess | September 20, 2011, 12:54 pm
  14. All I can say is get an editor it could have been funny.

    Posted by theeveningpostage | September 20, 2011, 1:38 pm
  15. im a huge jackass fan, and i was so sad when Ryan Dunn died its was a horrible incident, in honestly if Amy Shumer did what Roger Ebert did, then yes i would be pissed off big time, but lets face it, its a roast, you’re supposed to make fun of helpless people, if she made some really disrespectful comment then yeah people have a right to be mad, the real disrespect is forgetting about Ryan Dunn and never talking about him, but anyway’s it was way more directed towards steve-o, see that’s a roast, you roast people and make fun of there struggling situations, its kinda a horrible concept, but yet i cant stop watching them, yes to steve-o it probably hurt him alot, but lets face it charlie sheen was probably crying inside, same as all the people that the roaster’s were cracking jokes at, its all the same shit just different toilets…Ryan Dunn rest in peace!

    Posted by missy castelvecchi | September 20, 2011, 1:40 pm
    • you are a fucking dumb bitch seriously
      It was not funny she is a no name ho
      trying to get attention

      Posted by sam | September 21, 2011, 5:05 am
    • kill urself please you have no clue
      They were like brothers
      He just burried Dunn and this bitch pulls this fucking joke come on
      Off all the jokes she could of used this one please its stevo he’s a walking joke but to use dunn in a joke seriously ur an idiot if you can make excusses for her christ

      Posted by ben | September 21, 2011, 5:10 am
  16. I think that the joke was in poor taste, and what made it worse was that nobody really knows who she is. She hasn’t earned the right to make such a low blow remark.She ‘s just some stranger making jokes about his dead friend. If she were someone that Steve-O knew or worked with it might have gone over a little better, but I’m sure someone who knew or work with Steve-O would have known not to go there.

    Posted by Cyn | September 20, 2011, 1:46 pm
  17. No one’s ever heard of this pudgy Linda Blair wanna be. She wasn’t funny, couldn’t deliver a punch line and was just plain evil and insulting. If she’s trying to get into the business, she just buried herself. She could always try her luck in the porn industry.

    Posted by Redskin | September 20, 2011, 2:20 pm
  18. JoeDaddy, your comment made me laugh out loud….at you. How funny that you cannot see the irony in your statement. You made a comment that dishonoured a deceased person (amy winehouse) while trying to justify why the Ryan Dunn comment was disrespectful. I’m still laughing while typing this. I’m sure you have many people in your life who do not like you, so they can totally joke about you when you die, right? Steve-O participated in a roast. Gloves are off. Amy was hilarious and crossed a line. It’s a roast.

    Posted by Sharon | September 20, 2011, 2:56 pm
  19. It was a joke, from Steve-o’s perspective it may have been in poor taste and he may have been hurt by it, but they made jokes about Kurt Cobain’s lack of talent in a previous roast, but it doesn’t matter. It’s just meant to make people laugh. Tons of comedians take stabs at peoples short comings, downfalls and appearances. Crossing the line makes it even funnier, if he was so sensitive he shouldn’t have been there and at the very least he should have expected it to come up at some point. If comedians took shit off the table then that is a type of censorship. Fuck it, it was a joke let it go, besides who cares about all of your opinions anyway.

    Posted by JOE | September 20, 2011, 3:32 pm
    • IDIOT

      Posted by ben | September 22, 2011, 2:45 pm
      • Ben, YOU are the idiot. People are such morons, don’t watch the show if you can’t take a joke. People aren’t allowed to laugh at a joke about a guy who drank, drove, and died, killing a “friend” in the process. It’s funny to me that the people who are mad about this are the people who probably laugh at Steve-O and friends eating shit and drinking sweat, but a simple one-liner is too far? Get some perspective, and grow the fuck up.

        Posted by Shay | October 9, 2011, 10:39 am
  20. Amy Schumer sucks, i’m not saying this because of this joke but all her jokes. God I rather stab my ear drums with a rusty nail than to see one of her stand ups again. Honestly I missed this joke because when she came on I turned the channel.

    Posted by Clint Gibson | September 20, 2011, 7:09 pm
  21. I love how the Winehouse joke was OK because her friends and family weren’t there… like it wouldn’t get back to them at all. So we all agree jokes about death are fine as long as we don’t have to see the response from someone close to them?

    Posted by Aaron | September 21, 2011, 4:55 am
  22. you’re* (this applies to pretty much everyone)

    Posted by james hetfield | September 22, 2011, 4:19 am
  23. Joke hmmm thats questionable, the fact that it was so un-funny and so insensitive made me instantly hate her, She isnt a good enough comic to be remembered as anything but that bitch who made a joke about ryan dunns death.
    It doesnt matter that it was aimed at steve-o we all see that, but to bring up a death of someones close friend is comepletely out of line, and then to make a joke from it makes her a comically desperate twat.

    Posted by Emma | January 11, 2012, 10:40 am

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