- Peter Yang
- Amy Schumer
New York comedian Amy Schumer is unapologetic about her sexuality, narcissism, and hatred for almost everyone—consequently creating a comedic triple threat that spares nothing from her snark. Her hilarious first TV special, Mostly Sex Stuff (2012), is filled with jokes that are, well, mostly about sex. With a coy smile and a sweet delivery she details her experiences with encountering an uncircumcised penis, being the slutty one in a group of prudish Connecticut housewives, and taking the Plan B pill (“They should call it Plan A; it’s a great plan”).
Since the premiere of her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, she’s only grown more brazen. She shows off quick wit during man-on-the-street interviews about sexting and porn, and she holds nothing back in sketches about sex tips and STDs (as the editor of a Glamour-style lady mag, Schumer suggests that rubbing red-hot pumice stones and microwaveable dinners on your dude is the ultimate turn-on).
The comic won’t be at a loss for material anytime soon, which bodes well for the new jokes she’s bringing to Chicago. Now that Schumer’s zeroed in on her audience (“You guys are dirtbags . . . thank you, bad people!”), she has rid herself of the little shame she might have had left—and is all the more entertaining because of it. With her show’s second season beginning Tuesday, April 1, and a film with Judd Apatow in the works, it’s safe to assume that there will soon be plenty more dirtbags to fall in love with her.
Fri 3/28, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress, 312-341-2310, auditoriumtheatre.org, $37.50-$47.50.