Actor, comedian, writer, feminist icon; there are many strings to Amy Schumer’s bow. Arguably one of the most highly publicised women in entertainment across the globe right now, you’d be hard pressed not to have noticed your social media feed awash with her subversive, inflammatory (and undeniably charming) comedy.
Visiting Australia next week for the premiere of comedy feature, Trainwreck (Schumer both stars and wrote the screenplay) – Laneway Presents & Penny Drop can confirm that Amy Schumer will take to the stage for a special one-off headline show at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Wednesday 22nd July.
Having traversed a wickedly steep trajectory into the global zeitgeist, the New York City born talent has in fact been hard at developing her shtick for many years; from the amateur stand-up stage to the global phenomenon we see today.
Inside Amy Schumer debuted on the Comedy Central network in 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind is on full display as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews. The show, which just wrapped its third season in the US, earned Schumer a Critics’ Choice Television Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series.”
Later this year, HBO will premiere her first one-hour comedy special that Chris Rock is directing.
Schumer’s hit one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central, Mostly Sex Stuff, stands as the network’s highest rated original stand-up special since 2011. She was also one of the featured comedians on Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne, which followed her memorable and quotable performance on the 2011 Roast of Charlie Sheen.
Schumer is here in Australia next week for a brief visit to promote the release of her feature debut as both writer and star – Trainwreck – alongside co-star Bill Hader. Directed by Judd Apatow, Schumer plays a woman whose emotionally sloppy, promiscuous romantic life gets a jolt when she falls for a genuine nice guy (Hader).