Amy Schumer said that she enlisted legal counsel before she hosts the Oscars, alongside Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall.

With the upcoming Academy Awards, the first time the Oscars has had a host in three years, the comedian revealed that she has prepared with all sorts of jokes before the show.

“Coming out of this pandemic, I really feel like performing. I’m really excited to do this, and I’m also like, you know, a mean-spirited comedian,” Schumer told The View. “I consulted my lawyer, and he said, ‘You can’t say half of those things,’ so the ones that I can say, I’m going to!”

The I Feel Pretty star also turned to The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who has hosted the Academy Awards in the past, for advice in handling the show.


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“Go have a good time. Don’t read anything, stay away from all the internet, don’t read it two days before, and don’t read it two days after,” Goldberg told Schumer. “Everybody thinks it’s the easiest job in the world, and it’s not. If you have a good time, they’ll have a good time.”

The trio of comedians have been working hard for their upcoming gig, arriving for rehearsals at the beginning of March to make sure to make it a night to remember for the audience.

“We want people to get ready to have a good time. It’s been a while,” the three women said in a statement with the announcement.

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