*Amy Schumer happened to be in Minneapolis doing an interview for the July cover of Vogue on the day that Prince died at his Paisley Park home in the same town.
The article reveals that the comedian was performing that same night, April 21, at the Target Center.
The details, as written by Vogue’s Jonathan Van Meter:
We land in Minneapolis around 1:30 p.m., just as the news is breaking that Prince has died, and suddenly everyone is staring into their phones, murmuring in a state of stunned disbelief as we pile into several waiting SUVs.
As we roll along toward the hotel, Schumer is processing the news. “My manager is probably lying on the floor crying. He loved Prince more than his own children.” And you? “I was always a little confused about him. I was always like, I don’t understand why or what.”
It makes perfect sense that she would be immune to the Prince mystique; he was an unironic master of artifice and obfuscation—her polar opposite. The car goes quiet for a moment. “Izzy, were you a Prince fan?”
“I don’t know if I’d say fan,” he says. “I admired his music. I used to work for him, and I guess I shied away from him for about three or four years. Very unpredictable.”
“I hear that,” says Schumer. “I like people who are predictable.”
According to Vogue, Schumer honored Prince at the top of her Target Center set that night by pouring a little bit of wine out onstage, telling the crowd, “I’m not going to do, like, the too-soon Prince joke.”
Read Schumer’s full Vogue cover story here.