“I went home with this French guy because he said something adorable like, ‘I have an apartment.'” — Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. Her witty and urbane stand-up act takes observational humor and mixes it with jokes about sex, relationships, and her life.
She often cracks wise about incidents and events that others can relate to. She’s not afraid to make fun of those who make fun of her weight and appearance.
Schumer’s stand-up is usually applauded for its feminism and occasionally derided for being racist. Schumer claims she’s not racist but just says stupid things.
Schumer’s big break came in 2006 when she appeared on an episode of Live at Gotham (Comedy Central). That led to a spot on the fifth season of Last Comic Standing (NBC). She didn’t win but she did reach the finals.
After her Last Comic Standing appearance, she found regular work on a plethora of variety shows and sitcoms including 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Delocated, and Red Eye W/ Greg Gutfeld.
Schumer released Cutting, her debut standup comedy album, on April 25, 2011. Her own special, Mostly Sex Stuff, aired on Comedy Central the following year.
In 2013, Schumer received her own sketch show on Comedy Central called Inside Amy Schumer. The award-winning program features sketches, stand-up, and interviews.
In 2014, Amy Schumer tickets were sold to her successful “Back Door Tour.” Also in 2014, she appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
In the episode, Seinfeld picked her up in a yellow Ferrari but the car broke down before they reached the diner. They had to walk.
In 2015, Schumer hosted the MTV Movie Awards. Later that year, she celebrated her first starring movie role. She played “Amy Townsend” in Trainwreck. She wrote the script too.
On July 23, 2015, in Lafayette, Louisiana, a man opened fire during a showing of Trainwreck. He killed two people, injured nine, and then committed suicide. The incident inspired Schumer to speak out for stricter gun control laws.
Schumer once dated WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is her father’s second cousin.