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Amy Schumer apologizes for short stand-up gig

Comedienne Amy Schumer has apologized for her shortened stand-up show in Maine on Saturday (07Nov15), blaming her inexperience with arena gigs for the "rookie mistake".

The Trainwreck star performed two sets at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, but attendees at the 7.30pm show became disgruntled after Schumer only appeared onstage for around 35 minutes after her opening acts.

She was flooded with complaints on social media, which only increased after it emerged her 10.30pm gig had lasted a full hour, and she later took to Twitter to address the angered fans.

"Loved the first crowd in Portland," she wrote. "You guys were amazing. Felt short to me too. Had to keep the show under 70 mins (sic) to move the next crowd in".

Amy has since apologized for the issue after detailing where she went wrong with local news station WCSH6.

"That seemed short to me, so I said right before I went up to Bill, the guy who runs the show, 'It says 45 minutes, is that right?' And he said, 'Yep, that's it,'" Amy said. "This is my first experience, I didn't have anybody with me to tell me any different, so I did what I was told to do.

"While I was on stage, it was a great show, and the crowd was awesome, I love performing, and I'm not like, 'Well that's all, that's it.' So it felt very weird to me to get off stage, and then I looked at Twitter, and people were like 'That's it?' And I said, 'I knew it felt like that.'"

Amy reached out to her agent for advice, and soon learned she should never have listened to the stage manager and just continued her show for her fans.

"It was a rookie mistake, but I was following directions," she continued. "I feel horrible about it, but I promise it wasn't laziness, or that I didn't respect the crowd I have to be out there, it was strictly a rookie mistake, and I'm sorry that they had to pay for it."

Some fans, who paid around $80 a ticket, have demanded refunds from venue bosses, but officials have yet to decide on the requests.

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