The “Life & Beth” star is even trying to find a way to have Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky virtually attend the ceremony amid Russia’s invasion of his country.
Schumer continued: “I think it’s a great opportunity to at least comment on a couple of things. I have some jokes that kind of highlight the sort of current condition. I mean, there are so many awful things happening that it seems hard to focus on which one.”
As usual, Schumer says she’s not afraid to tackle hard subjects.
“I am not afraid to go there, but it’s not me producing the Oscars,” she said.
“I think there is definitely pressure in one way to be like, ‘This is a vacation, let people forget, we just want to have this night,'” Schumer said. “But it is, like, well, we have so many eyes and ears on this show.”
Schumer is co-hosting the ceremony with Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes.
The Oscars will air Sunday, March 27, on ABC.