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There's inherent gravitas when boundary-pushing comedian Amy Schumer claims the mom of her boyfriend, Ben Hanisch, went "too far" to protect the comic's relationship.
Of course, we're pretty sure the "Trainwreck" star protested in tongue-in-cheek fashion when she told that story on Tuesday's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Schumer told the host that during a visit to Hanisch's family's home in Chicago, she warned her boyfriend's mother, Deb, that media outlets likely would be contacting Deb for quotes.
"I told her, 'Deb, they're going to call you. Just say, 'No comment,'" Schumer told Fallon. "And she's like, 'Oh, I got it, Ame. Don't you worry. No comment. Not a problem.' Not even 10 minutes later, I get a Google Alert that says, Time magazine [said] Deb was like, 'I've never heard of her before in my life!' Too far, Deb! Too far. You took it too far, Deb."
According to a Time article published Jan. 7, Deb told the magazine that she "had never really heard of" Schumer before the couple started dating. She added, "I think [Schumer]'s terrific. She's so sweet. But I haven't talked to her yet. I don't know her at all, and I had never really heard of the name before all this."
Back on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday night, Schumer praised Ben's relatives for their sunny disposition.
"His family is so nice," Schumer told Fallon. "They live in Illinois. His mom's the most excited person you'll ever meet in your life. [Deb] is just like, 'Oh, my gosh!' She's like the girls — you know the girls on 'The Bachelor,' whenever they walk into a hotel room, they act like they've never seen one before? They're like, 'Ahhhhh! A couch! A mug! A lamp!' … She is like that. At dinner she's like, 'Bottled water!' It's really cute."
Schumer also tried to bring some positivity to her recent frustration with Glamour, which included her in a feature about "plus-size" celebrities.
"I love Glamour magazine," she told Fallon. "Honestly, they've been so nice to me. They've done so many great things for women, but what I learned is that people really don't like being classified as 'plus-size.' We don't need these labels."
Schumer earned a round of applause from the "Tonight Show" studio audience for her body-positive remarks. And we're pretty sure Deb knows who she is by now.
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