Amy Schumer has proven herself to be one of the entertainment industry’s leading forces as a standup comedian, actress, writer, producer and director.
Amy is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the award winning Comedy Central television series “Inside Amy Schumer”, which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of that year.
Inside Amy Schumer won the 2015 Writers Guild Award for Best Comedy/Variety Sketch series. In 2015, the show was honored with the first-ever Emmy Award for “Outstanding Sketch Variety Series.” She was also nominated for “Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series,” and “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.” Schumer received honors for “Individual Achievement in Comedy” and “Outstanding Achievement in Comedy” from the Television Critics Association in 2015. Additionally, she was awarded The 2015 Critic’s Choice Television Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series.” Among the show’s many accolades, it also received the prestigious Peabody Award in 2014.
Schumer’s first book “The Girl with The Lower Back Tattoo” continues to live on The New York Times bestseller list. Additionally, the book earned her a 2017 GRAMMY nomination for Best Spoken Word Album.
Schumer can next be seen on the big screen in the highly anticipated “Snatched”, a comedy opposite Goldie Hawn for director Jonathan Levine. The film centers on a mother-daughter duo trapped in a vacation gone wrong. The film will be released on May 12th by 20th Century Fox.
Schumer can also be seen this fall in the independent film “Thank You for Your Service” opposite Miles Teller directed by Jason Hall, who also penned the script. The film is an adaptation of David Finkel’s book of the same name. It follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.
Schumer’s Universal Pictures hit, “Trainwreck”, dominated the 2015 summer comedy international box office. Amy wrote the film which co-starred Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, Lebron James and Vanessa Bayer. Judd Apatow directed the film which was nominated for two Golden Globes including Best Actress, Comedy or Musical, as well as Best Picture, Comedy or Musical. Additionally, she won the Critic’s Choice Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy” and was nominated for a Writers’ Guild Award in the category of “Original Screenplay.” That same year, the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) honored Schumer with The Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for “Excellence in Comedy.”
Her one-hour HBO comedy special, Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, directed by Chris Rock, premiered on October 17th, 2015. It was HBO’s most watched Saturday night comedy special debut since December 2009. The special earned her a Writers Guild nomination for Best Comedy/Variety Special, as well as a 2017 GRAMMY nomination for Best Comedy Album. Schumer’s next one hour Comedy special titled “The Leather Special” will debut on Netflix on March 7th.
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