Amy Schumer is scheduled to perform in Tampa in October and while some are angry at the comedian for dissing the Cigar City in her new memoir, Mayor Bob Buckhorn isn’t one of them.
“Based on what I read, she had a helluva one night stand,” Buckhorn quipped when asked about a passage in her new memoir, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo.”
Although the Mayor was asked about a different passage in the book which has offended some local residents, Buckhorn was instead referring to the part of the book where she writes that she met a man on a flight to Tampa, and says it was a great experience.
“So there are some Tampanians who are doing their job, so that’s a good thing,” Buckhorn joked.
The question was asked by WFLA news reporter Jeff Patterson, prompting Buckhorn to add,”It wasn’t you, Jeff, was it?”
Patterson hadn’t asked about that passage, but the one that prompted a story in Monday’s Tampa Bay Times, in which Schumer describes being on tour “traveling between two horrendous cities: Fayetteville, North Carolina and Tampa, Florida.”
Schumer added,”I’m not scared about writing that, because I know for a fact that no one who lives there has ever read a book. JKJKJKJK, but kind of not K.”
“Certainly she is entitled to her opinion, as misinformed as it might be,” Buckhorn said, trying to take the question seriously after concluding a news conference on how the city was going to work on combatting the Zika virus. “But I’m certain if she got to know us like we know each other, she’d probably want to move here.”
That remains unclear at this time. But it should make her appearance an even bigger cultural experience for the locals when she performs at the Amalie Arena in October.