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14 Shocking Facts On Amy Schumer

1. Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actress, and producer.

2. She is the creator, co-producer, co-writer and star of the sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, which debuted on Comedy Central in 2013.

3. Inside Amy Schumer has received a Peabody Award and Schumer has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards for her work on the series, winning for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series in 2015.

4. That same year, she wrote and starred in the comedy Trainwreck , receiving nominations for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

5. Schumer portrayed a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer in the off-Broadway black comedy Keeping Abreast.

6. After not passing an audition for an earlier season, Schumer said in April 2011, “Last Comic was totally fun.

7. I had a great time because there was no pressure on me; I had been doing stand-up around two years.

8. I kept it honest on the show and it served me well.”

9. Schumer co-starred in the Comedy Central reality show Reality Bites Back in 2008. Schumer was a recurring guest on Fox News late-night program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld between 2007 and 2012.

10. She served as a co-host of A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus in 2011.

11. I like tackling the stuff nobody else talks about, like the darkest, most serious thing about yourself.

12. In June 2012, Schumer began work on a sketch comedy series for Comedy Central.

13. The show features single-camera vignettes of Schumer playing “heightened versions” of herself.

14. Inside Amy Schumer was picked up for a second season that began in 2014.

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