Tina Fey & Amy Schumer Kissed Last Night

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Her recent antics on Letterman have proved that Tina Fey is a dynamite solo act, though, of course, it never hurts to have an Amy around. Since Poehler wasn't available, it was Schumer on standby for last night's Peabody Awards.

Recognizing excellence in media, the Peabodys lack the fanfare of, say, the Tina and Amy-hosted Golden Globes. Winners are announced in advance, so sometimes it takes an on-stage stunt to drum up some excitement and suspense.

Fey delivered just that when she took the stage to present Amy Schumer with an award for her work on Inside Amy Schumer.

"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 video games was inarguably funny and so, so rapey," the 30 Rock star first remarked.

"And I went to the University of Virginia, guys," she added, with a nod to the swirling controversy over sexual abuse claims at her alma mater. "So I have an excellent education that allows me to speak intelligently about satire. Where did you think I was going with that?

"Amy Schumer is killing it, as the agents like to say," she continued. "Usually they are lying. But in this case, it is true. Amy is killing it. She is the biggest deal in comedy right now.

"I really wanted to come down here tonight, and in a Madonna kind of way, try to, like, feed off of her 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."

Not too much, apparently. Fey and Schumer then proceeded to suck face in the spirit of Madonna and Britney. The shenanigans were far from Girls Gone Wild territory, however, as Schumer turned the conversation toward feminism in her acceptance speech.

"This is an award that you really want to get, so we really tried to get this award," she told the crowd. "We thought we were making this secret feminist show, and people weren't going to catch on to 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."

No, no, thank you Amy. Now, maybe you two would like a room? A writers' room, comedy gods willing. (The Hollywood Reporter)
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