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It can’t possibly be the real Jake Gyllenhaal.
That’s what Amy Schumer is told during a sketch called “Katfish” airing tonight on Inside Amy Schumer.
A riff on the MTV reality series Catfish — where co-hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph help people meet their online partner for the first time, often with disastrous results — Schumer’s episode of “Katfish” sees the star enlisting the help of “the one with gray hair and the one with not” to help her meet a man claiming to be Gyllenhaal.
Amy says she met “Jake” a year ago in a chatroom for ferret fanatics, where he identified himself as the actor and said she is “the most beautiful woman I have ever seen” (a “major red flag,” says fake Nev, played by Broad City‘s Paul W. Downs). After hearing that Jake was too busy reading Hollywood scripts to talk on FaceTime, the co-hosts agree to fly Schumer out so she can expose her fraud of an online boyfriend.
The joke, however, is on the trio when they are greeted by a ferret-toting Gyllenhaal, who is overjoyed to be meeting Schumer face-to-face. But the moment quickly turns sour and Gyllenhaal launches into a rant of epic proportions that feels like a scene out of one of his movies.
Inside Amy Schumer is no stranger to celebrity appearances, but Schumer has upped the ante this season: Liam Neeson, Lena Dunham, Steve Buscemi, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julianne Moore and Gyllenhaal’s sister, Maggie, have all joined the show’s A-list roster of guests.
Watch Gyllenhaal bring his Oscar-nominated skills to Schumer in the exclusive video below (the full episode airs tonight at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central).
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