Amy Schumer’s biographyAmy Schumer is an American comedian and actress, one of the few successful women in StandUp, the star of the series Inside Amy Schumer and movie I Feel Pretty; being curvy, she’s an advocate for self-love, regardless of body shape or size. She blurs the lines between gender humor at her performances and tackles even the most taboo of topics with ease.
Childhood and youthAmy was born on June 1st, 1981, in a pretty loaded family from a rich neighborhood in New York. The father, Gordon Schumer, was producing and selling furniture for children, and the mother, Sandra Schumer, was a housewife busy raising the kids. Amy has a sister, Kimberly, who became a screenwriter and half-brother Jason – musician.
The fame of the odd comedian, who had no insecurities whatsoever and who was able to tackle any topics during her performances, quickly spread around. She started taking part in comedy battles, and in 2007 she came fourth in the popular TV show Last Comic Standing. She started getting more offers for entertainment programs, she played a role in several series and started to think about having her own show.When I was in college, all of a sudden I understood that nobody here gave a damn about my cleverness nor charisma. Self-confidence kept fading away day by day. I wasn’t exactly what guys wanted. They needed someone slimmer, blonder, and dumber. Guys didn’t pay attention to me, and now, I’m ashamed to admit that it was killing me.
Career as a comedianIn 2013, she released her show Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central, the script and idea of which she developed together with her younger sister. The actress was tackling pressing problems of modern American society, such as gender gap, sexual harassment, family relationships, women’s self-image issues, in a typical shameless and cynical style.
PoliticsAmy supports the liberals. During the presidential election in 2016, she was supporting Hillary Clinton wholeheartedly, and during one of her performances, she called her opponent, Donald Trump a sexually obsessed orange monster.
Beauty standardsI was 21 when I had my first audition. They told me: you either lose weight, or you’ll be playing the leading role of a fat girl your whole light in romantic comedies. Can you believe it? We pressure ourselves and we end up following some unrealistic standards.
I will say whatever I want, I will share whatever I want, I will fuck, love, and I will definitely not apologize for the fact that millions of frightened people, who will never have what I have, are outraged by my behavior. I stand before you and I am amazing. For you, but not because of you. I’m not a digit on the scale. I am me, and I am all of you.
I feel comfortable in my own skin. When someone’s making jokes about my weight, I’m going insane. It’s not like that! I’m exactly how I’m supposed to be.
HumorI suppose this is going to sound as if I’m some megalomaniac, but I feel that I can be the greatest comedian ever, I will make history if I get off my ass and keep pushing forward the same way I’m doing now. I feel a sort of responsibility towards the women who have laid my path before me, and towards those women who will take my place.
People pegged me as a comedian who makes sex jokes. But if a male comedian comes up on stage and takes his dick out, everybody will say: Oh, he’s a philosopher.