Amy Schumer’s Raucous Feminism – The New Yorker

A boundary crossing comic, who works from a woman’s perspective.

CREDIT PHOTOGRAPH BY MARTIN SCHOELLER / AUGUST

On Television MAY 11, 2015 ISSUE

The Little Tramp

The raucous feminist humor of “Inside Amy Schumer.” BY EMILY NUSSBAUM

Comedy with a message can easily turn didactic or smug, but Schumer’s show feels built to withstand this pressure.

“I really need to stop making so many white girls,” God, played by Paul Giamatti, groans, on Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer.” In this sketch, the blond ditz “Amy Schumer”—a self-lacerating version of the comedian who plays her—finds out that she’s got herpes from a hookup.

Read the full article: Amy Schumer’s Raucous Feminism – The New Yorker.

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