In case you missed it while packing for Provincetown last week, Amy Schumer just wrapped the first season of her stand-up/sketch/self-referential vagina-metaphorical Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central. Where did this chick come from, anyway?! We hadn’t even heard of her and then boom, she’s filling NPR’s Fresh Air with awkward silences about that gray area around rape, “grape,” and freaking out Terri Gross. And that’s hard to do.
Schumer’s got a brand where she’s that chick that talks about sex and other stuff nice girls don’t, like a Lisa Lampanelli, and that’s funny enough. But then she’ll double down and completely embrace an idea, like performing in 2 Girls, 1 Cup because she really needs the on-camera experience. Or ask the questions we all want to in her interview segment, “Amy Goes Deep,” like with a guy named Karim who’s got an enormous cock, sure, but what’s going on with his balls and is he excited when he learns a girl has an enormous vagina?
Amy will be asking and answering more questions soon enough because Comedy Central renewed her for a Season 2, yay! In the meantime, here are some things you need to know about this very smart, funny and sexy provocateur, inside and out. Be forewarned: All video clips are very NSFW!
She’s as deluded as you are about last night’s one night stand.
She has a very funny cameo in the dinner party scene in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
She had the second highest-rated special on Comedy Central, where she killed it with an abortion riff. Yeah, she goes there.
She isn’t afraid to play the race card.
Her breakout performance on the Charlie Sheen roast got her a one-on-one with Joy Behar on The View. This is when she knew she’d made it, right?
She’s no overnight success. Schumer was on Last Comic Standing way back in 2007, when Ellen thought she was one to watch.
She knows how to handle a heckler.
She’s got a behind-the-scenes Tumblr for her show.
And she started work on Season 2 today. Can’t wait!
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 8, 2013