Amy Schumer was a local favorite on the New York City scene before she got onto Last Comic Standing in 2007. Though she placed fourth in the competition, Schumer hasn’t let losing stop her. She has appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and The Ellen Degenres Show. Ellen even went out of her way to say, “Amy is one of my favorites, I expect to see big things from this girl.” In 2010 she had her first Comedy Central Special and her album, Cutting, will be released April 26th.
Brazilian Waxes and Sex!
Many female comics tackle the issues of women, but none quite like Amy. She openly discusses vaginas, sex, and how women interact with each other. While these subjects may ‘go too far’, women in their 20s do talk about sex, vaginas, and brazilian waxing. It’s refreshing to hear Amy’s jokes about Plan B because we joke about Plan B all the time.
Schumer also gives us a glance at her versatility when she gives advice on breaking the ice in a short article for last March’s issue of Cosmo. Here’s an example: Wear a maternity shirt and say, “Dress for the job you want, right?”
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All Races Are Safe – She takes them all on
We like the fact that Schumer does treat everyone equally. She pokes fun at Asians, Black, French, Swedish, Mexican, and the Cuban cultures in her new album alone. She is confident in her jokes as she relates to the audience after making fun of black people at the movies, saying “Someone told me last night that that joke was racist. and I was like ‘I Know’.” She isn’t trying to disguise her jokes and that’s why the audience is laughing.
Schumer’s humor is quite sharp, does not hold anything back, and she keeps you guessing. She leads you one direction and comes at you from another angle just when you think you are following her on the right path. I love that Schumer keeps the audience laughing with her ability to think on her feet and discuss the issues that people would prefer she just left alone.
About the Author: Mallory Hayes lives in Sacramento, California while she figures out which graduate schools she wants to apply for. She loves reading, writing, and great comedy. She also loves penguins and would gladly dedicate her life to penguin research if it didn't conflict with her need for things like sunlight and functional appendages.