Madonna's Unusual Opener: Amy Schumer

Her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, clarifies that it's not him
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2015 6:36 PM CDT
Amy Schumer attends the 74th Annual Peabody Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on May 31, 2015, in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Madonna might well get upstaged by her opening act in three upcoming shows in New York City, though not musically. Comedian Amy Schumer will do the honors for the mid-September shows, reports Billboard. The news comes with two unusual tweets: The first, from Schumer, is a video clip of her as a girl singing along to Madonna's "Like a Prayer." The second, from her famous cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, is him clarifying that the newspaper headline "Schumer Will Open for Madonna in New York" is not referring to him, notes the Washington Post.

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