On the newest episode of the Laughspin Podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with comedian Amy Schumer, who, as they say in the business, is on fire. Her Comedy Central hour-special Mostly Sex Stuff was the second-highest-rated on the network in five years. And her new show, Inside Amy Schumer is set to premiere April 30 at 10:30 pm ET on the network. Having watched the first two episodes already, I can tell you, with utter confidence, you’re going to love it.
Each fast-moving episode features Schumer doing stand-up, conducting absurd man-on-the-street interviews – “like those Real Sex interviews,” she says – sit-down chats with interesting folks (think stripper, model, dude with a huge dong) and, of course, sketches, which prove to be the heart of the show. A diverse writing team that includes Jessi Klein, Tig Notaro, Kurt Metzger and Kyle Dunnigan keeps the show intelligently funny and just dark enough.
During our interview, Schumer and I talk about the show, her fear of not living up to her now-increased popularity, her love life and so much more. Check it out and pass it on.
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