As far as female comedians go, Amy Schumer is probably at the top of the pack at the moment. She’s had a year filled with great highs, from her super successful leading lady cinematic debut, Trainwreck, to her recent Emmy win for the brilliant sketch show Inside Amy Schumer, but what is it about her that makes her one of this year’s funniest stars?
I’d seen a few of the sketches from Inside Amy Schumer online, as well as the adverts on heavy rotation over on Comedy Central, but after watching one or two episodes a couple of weeks ago out of boredom, I was instantly hooked. Her sense of humor relies heavily on referring to herself as an ugly, fat slut, but it’s so tongue in cheek that it’s not nearly as offensive as it should be!
I’ve watched all 3 seasons in the span of about a week, and it’s one of those shows that’s very easy to get caught in a binge-watch spiral. I’ve picked out some of my favourite sketches that I think best represent the funny lady’s style of comedy, and hopefully they are enough to get you interested.
1 Girl, You Don’t Need Make-Up
2 Last F**kable Day
3 Urban Fitters
5 Amy Schumer Doll
7. Milk Milk Lemonade
8 New Body
9 Pretentious Hotel
It’s definitely worth watching the full episodes, because as well as these hilarious sketches there are also some other segments; which include stand up, on the street interviews, and a segment called ‘Amy Goes Deep’, where she interviews interesting people (such as a porn director, a 106-year-old woman and a transsexual to name a few).
As far as comedy shows, this is one of the most original, interesting and hilarious series currently airing. Amy Schumer is a very talented and creative woman, and I’m just glad she’s finally getting the recognition she deserves.