Amy Schumer talks pranking Kimye on the red carpet in Howard Stern interview

The comic says she finds falling over 'the funniest thing in the world'.

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Amy Schumer is fast becoming the biggest break-out star in 2015, with smart sketches from her show Inside Amy Schumer going viral on an almost weekly basis and the upcoming release of Trainwreck, her first major film.

Schumer went on The Howard Stern Show to talk all things Amy, including her HBO Special (directed by Chris Rock), being offered the presenting gig for The Daily Show (she turned it down) and her obsession with guilty pleasure The Bachelorette.

But she also discussed her red carpet prank at April at Time’s 2015 Gala, which was honouring their list of the 100 most influential people.

Schumer’s fake-fall at the feet of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who saw her but refused to help her up, quickly blew up on social media.

“I love falling, I just think it’s the funniest thing in the world,” she told Stern. “I was like ‘Oh God, they’re right there’ so I said to my publicist, ‘Can I fall?’ and she’s like ‘You’re already gonna do it’… just to make myself laugh, but also to take the power out of the moment.

“They were just standing there posing and they were like really short and important and they’re just looking at the photographers like, ‘You’re welcome.’”


Schumer admitted that because her phone died during the evening she didn’t appreciate that the clip had gone viral.

“I got home and plugged [my phone] in and I had like 80 texts and I was trending in Dubai," she admitted.

Referring to Kimye's reaction, Schumer noted, “[Kim] kind of almost took a step like she was gonna help me but then she saw that that wasn’t the vibe they were gonna do and she was like ‘oh’ and they just walked away.”

But she insisted she wasn’t trying to mock the couple.

“It wasn’t about them personally, I just thought my friends would think it was really funny.”