Amy Schumer records stand-up special for Netflix
James R | On 11, Jan 2017
Amy Schumer is coming to Netflix with a brand new comedy special recorded for the streaming giant.
With her unique point of view and no-holds-barred approach to comedy, Amy Schumer has fast become a force to be reckoned with. Her Comedy Central sketch series, Inside Amy Schumer, where she serves as creator, star, writer, director and executive producer, premiered to critical acclaim in 2013 and went on to win the first-ever Outstanding Sketch Variety Series Emmy Award in 2015.
Schumer has since entered the feature film world with Trainwreck. Penned by and starring the comedian, the film garnered two Golden Globe nominations, including Best Actress, Comedy or Musical for Schumer. She also received a Writers’ Guild Award nod for Original Screenplay.
As a stand-up comic, Schumer continues to tour to sold-out crowds around the world. Most notably, she’s sold out London’s The O2 Arena and became the first female to sell out New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, which she’s now done twice.
Schumer’s Netflix show was taped Saturday 5th November at Denver, Colorado’s Bellco Theater. The special arrives hot on the heels of exclusive deals for new stand-up comedy specials from Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, as Netflix continues to position itself as a hub for top original comedy specials. Additional upcoming comedy specials include Reggie Watts and Gabriel Iglesias.
“As a comedian, actress, writer, director, producer and best-selling author, Amy Schumer is a boundless threat and a one-of-a-kind talent. We couldn’t be more excited that she’s making Netflix her home for her next stand-up comedy special,” says Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix.
“Very happy to be a part of the Netflix family for this special,” adds Schumer. “Maybe now they will look at my “Stranger Things” audition tape to play the demogorgon for Season 2.”
The show will be released globally on Netflix on Tuesday 7th March.