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Amy Schumer

  • American comedian
  • Born June 1, 1981

Amy Beth Schumer (born June 1, 1981) is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She ventured into comedy in the early 2000s before appearing as a contestant on the fifth season of the NBC reality competition series Last Comic Standing in 2007. Since 2013, she has been the creator, co-producer, co-writer, and star of the Comedy Central sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, for which she received a Peabody Award and for which Schumer has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards, winning Outstanding Variety Sketch Series in 2015.


I just say what I think is the funniest thing I could say. I'm not trying to make headlines. I'm just trying to say the stuff that I think is funny and will make people laugh.




My background is in theater. I was a theater major in college.




The last couple of roles I missed out on went to Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Biel and Olivia Wilde.




I think you can go from being not very funny to working really hard for 10 years and figuring out how to make a living on the road, but I don't think you can rise much above that.




I tend to eat pretty healthy, though, and I work out - I work out hard.




I've always been really dark, and drawn to darker humor. Nothing has been forced, and I don't say anything for shock value.




I feel very comfortable in my own skin. When someone makes jokes about me being heavy, it makes me mad. It's not true. I'm right where I should be.




I'll never forget the day I realized I wasn't quite the Ford model I thought I was.




I like to create stuff. I like to express myself through jokes.




I think of myself as a fairly attractive girl and always have, thanks to my mom. I was brought into this world thinking I was gorgeous because my mother was extremely devoted to this notion.




To be really great, you need to be naturally funny in order to stand out. But you can work at it, and find the best vehicle that you have to communicate what you're saying to people.



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