Amy Schumer, who’s latest album Cutting landed on Laughspin‘s Top 10 albums of 2011, has scored her own show for Comedy Central. It’ll be a “sketch series that will feature single-camera vignettes centered around a theme with Schumer playing heightened versions of herself. The vignettes will be linked together with stand-up footage,” according to the network.
A lot of details aren’t available yet, but Schumer tells Laughspin that the show will shoot in New York City, adding, “This show will be funny as fuck and I am so proud to get to share it with people.”
“I’m most looking forward to the first and last day of filming season one,” she says. “I love the writers and the crew to death– great fucking group of people. I can’t wait to walk into the offices and say, ‘We have jobs, motherfuckers,’ and I can’t wait till the day we wrap when we’ll walk into a bar and I’ll yell, ‘We did it, motherfuckers!’”
For the last few years, Schumer has criss-crossed the country headlining comedy clubs and playing festivals when she’s not working out new material at New York City’s famous Comedy Cellar, alongside the likes of Jim Norton, Louis C.K. and Dave Attell. In fact Norton recently said of Schumer: “She’s great and ready to become far more famous than I am.” Last year, Schumer was named by Variety one of 10 Comics to Watch.
You may remember Schumer caused a bit of a stir in mainstream entertainment media last September during Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen when she made a joke about Jackass star Ryan Dunn’s death in front Steve-O, Dunn’s close friend. So I had to ask if Schumer would have Steve-O guest star on the upcoming, as-yet-untitled series. “He will co-star,” Schumer quips. “No joke though, you never know. He called me the other day. And we are totally at peace.”
Stay tuned for more details, Laughspinners!