Amy Schumer sketch takes on rape through ‘Friday Night Lights’ parody

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Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Not one to shy away from sensitive material, this week comedian Amy Schumer made a statement about rape by parodying one of Texas’ most famous television shows.

Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

The sketch is called “Football Town Lights” and plays off of “Friday Night Lights” and its iconic small-town football story, down to the show’s score and some of its first season plot points.

The sketch was included in Schumer’s Monday premiere of the third season of her show, “Inside Amy Schumer.” At a Sunday panel for her show at the Tribeca Film Festival, Schumer acknowledged that talking about rape in a comedy context “is always a risk.”

WARNING: The sketch contains mature themes. Viewer discretion is advised.


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