Amy Schumer is one of the funniest comedians around, regardless of gender. However, her self-deprecating humor and her observational comedy centering on beauty standards and sex does offer a feminist slant. Her show Inside Amy Schumer has proven to be a success, and she will now be starring in the new Judd Apatow film Trainwreck, which she also co-wrote. She recently appeared in Night of Too Many Stars and delivered a brilliant 5-minute stand-up routine about sexism in Hollywood, and her observations couldn’t be more spot on.
“In L.A. my arms register as legs,” Schumer joked after saying that she’s glad that the show is held in New York. “They’re like, ‘What is that octopus walking around?’” The rest of her routine was centered on Hollywood’s obsession with body image, with Schumer saying that she was surprised that producers let her star in Trainwreck in the first place. However, Schumer said that the film’s producers have one condition: she has to stop eating.
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“Maybe I don’t need to do anything. They asked me to star in a movie. Am I maybe gorgeous? I think every girl has this sneaking suspicion, but then my stunt double was a guy,” Schumer said, which elicited a round of applause and laughter from the audience.
And she did not stop at Hollywood’s obsession with losing weight. She even poked fun at her role as a female comedian. “I think that I get labeled a sex comic just because I’m a woman,” she said. “I feel like a guy could get up here and literally pull his d**k out and everyone would be like, ‘He’s a thinker.’”
Inside Amy Schumer has been renewed by Comedy Central for a third season which will last for 10 episodes. The show is a sketch comedy series that shares the same themes as her stand-up routine, so it’s definitely PG-13.