The funniest works of Amy Schumer
“ Last comic standing ” (2007)
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Remember “Last Comic Standing”, the NBC talent contest that was like “American Idol” to comedians? This is where viewers got their first glimpse of Amy Schumer, who had only been doing stand-up for three years but was impressive enough to make the last four before her elimination in the 11th episode.
“Reality Bites Back” (2008)
Amy Schumer’s exposure to “Last Comic Standing” led her to be a comic book feature in “Reality Bites Back”, Comedy Central’s wackadoodle hybrid of sketch comedy and “Big Brother” style reality TV. .
Schumer was among several comedians (including future stars Bert Kreischer and Tiffany Haddish) to enter competitions inspired by reality shows, with one comedian being knocked out each week until the winner was crowned “Lord of All Reality” and receive a prize of $ 50,000.
Schumer wasn’t the winner (it would be Theo Von), but she came close, which made him second.
“Comedy Central Roast Of Charlie Sheen” (2012)
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In 2011, Amy Schumer was relatively unknown when she was one of the comedians chosen to join Comedy Central’s famous Charlie Sheen Roast. Host Seth MacFarlane’s introduction said pretty much it all, “Okay, what can I say about Amy Schumer? I honestly mean it, I’ve never heard of this woman.”
Schumer would never receive a similar intro, as she completely killed off with a devastating and vicious routine for the ages, brutally roasting Sheen with fellow roasters Mike Tyson (“You’ve got a slutty lower back tattoo on your face”) and William Shatner (“I’ve seen less bloated men flirt with rivers. Is Priceline paying you in empanadas?”).
When she got to Sheen, she did nothing, comparing her role in “Platoon” to her marriage to Denise Richards, who “looked a bit like her Vietnam, because she was constantly afraid of being killed by Charlie. “.
Schumer was invited to Spit Rosanne Barr in 2012.
“Mostly Sexual Stuff” (2012)
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The strength of Amy Schumer’s performances on those celebrity roasts led to her first Comedy Central stand-up special, “Mostly Sex Stuff,” which was recorded in 2012 but didn’t air until the following September.
The material was typically raw and edgy, like his word on the testicles, admitting that women might not care about them, “but when they’re not around you miss them. Like grandparents.”
‘The Howard Stern Show’ (2912
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The Amy Schumer star was on the rise when she appeared on “The Howard Stern Show” in 2012, sharing candid stories about everything from her sex life to her father’s battle with MS.
Unbeknownst to Schumer, Stern fan Judd Apatow was listening to the interview and became an instant fan. It was this interview, he later revealed, that prompted him to contact Schumer to work together and asked if she had any ideas. She wrote a screenplay in 10 days, which culminated in her big screen debut a few years later.
‘Inside Amy Schumer’ (2013)
In addition to her first stand-up special, Comedy Central hired Amy Schumer to create her own comedy sketch series, which became an instant hit with viewers and critics. A hilarious portrayal of her distinctive comedic voice, the series has managed to be both fiercely feminist and incredibly funny at the same time.
Schumer ended the show after four seasons to pursue greater opportunities.
‘The Bachelorette’ (2015)
An avowed member of Bachelor Nation, Amy Schumer made a special appearance on “The Bachelorette,” coaching the men on how to create a stand-up comedy routine that would win Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe’s heart.
Schumer’s appearance went so well that ABC officially invited her to be the next Bachelorette. She respectfully declined.
‘Living at the Apollo’ (2015)
Amy Schumer jumped to HBO for her second stand-up special, recorded at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. The performance was a winner, demonstrating how much she had honed her stand-up skills since the previous special.
“The Shipwreck” (2015)
In 2015, Amy Schumer made her film debut in the near-autobiographical “Trainwreck,” with a screenplay by Schumer, directed by Judd Apatow and “SNL” co-star alum Bill Hader.
Critics were positively enthusiastic and the box office was phenomenal. Costing just $ 35 million to manufacture, “Trainwreck” has grossed over $ 140 million worldwide.
“Saturday Night Live” (2015)
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Coinciding with the opening of “Trainwreck”, Amy Schumer made her animated debut “SNL” for the Mothers Day episode, and her sketch-comedy experience of “Inside Amy Schumer” left her fine. prepared.
She returned to reception in 2018.
“The Simpsons” (2016)
Amy Schumer made her “Simpson” debut in a 2016 episode, voicing Mr. Burns’ mother in a flashback.
‘The girl with the lower back tattoo’
Amy Schumer was sexier than hot when she wrote her first book, which instantly reached # 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list.
‘Judge Judy’ (2017)
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“Judge Judy” viewers were no doubt taken aback when they spotted Amy Schumer sitting in the audience for a 2017 episode.
She later confirmed that she was a huge fan of the show, and her hilarious side stares and invaluable reactions to the accused’s allegations easily resulted in the funniest episode of the show ever produced.
‘The Leather Special’ (2017)
Amy Schumer signed a massive deal with Netflix, which resulted in her first comedy special for the streamer. Early reports said she was paid $ 11 million, but she used her leverage due to Netflix’s recent major deals with Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld to take her paycheck to $ 13 million.
Contrary to the praise she received for her previous promotions, reviews for “The Leather Special” were mixed, with critics wondering if she was spreading too thinly with all of her other projects.
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Amy Schumer’s follow-up to “Trainwreck” – “Snatched” – paired her with the legendary Goldie Hawn, playing her mother in a comedy about a mother and daughter whose vacation in South America goes south when they are kidnapped.
This time the reviews were lukewarm at best. The film, which cost $ 42 million to produce, only grossed $ 45.8 million at the domestic box office.
“ I feel pretty ” (2018)
Amy Schumer’s third lead role on the big screen saw her play a woman who, thanks to a blow to the head, believes herself to be incredibly beautiful.
Once again, reviews were poor, but the box office was encouraging. With a budget of $ 32 million, the film grossed over $ 94 million worldwide.
In October 2018, Amy Schumer announced that she and her husband Chris Fischer were expecting their first child.
For Schumer, being a pregnant woman was a whole new source of inspiration, which culminated in her 2019 Netflix pregnancy-themed special “Growing.”
While critics found his previous special lacking, “Growing” proved to be a return to form, earning Schumer some of his best reviews in years.
“ Waiting for Amy ” (2020)
While Amy Schumer undermined her pregnancy for gold in comedy, fans failed to realize how difficult her pregnancy was.
They found out with the release of his HBO Max docuseries, which had been filmed in the nine months leading up to the birth of his son Gene.
Schumer’s steadfast, outspoken but ever-so-funny take on impending motherhood wowed critics and earned her more rave reviews.
‘Amy Schumer Learns to Cook’ (2020)
When the pandemic struck in the spring of 2020, Amy Schumer signed a deal with the Food Network to host a cooking show – a hilarious premise, considering she’s an admittedly terrible cook.
Enter husband Chris Fischer, a professional chef who teaches his wife how to create a different dish in each episode (Schumer helps by concocting cocktails).
Selfie on a smartphone, “Amy Schumer Learns to Cook” may not win any Cinematography Emmys, but the couple’s understated charm and hilarious banter turned out to be a winning combination; the show has been renewed for a second season.