If you don’t already know who Amy Schumer is, this is certainly the right time to read on. By profession, Amy’s an American stand-up comedian, writer, actress and producer. Her eponymous show (‘Inside Amy Schumer’) debuted on Comedy Central in the US three years ago. She’s been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards, her debut film made $110 million in the US upon release and her latest memoir is sitting pretty at the top of bestseller lists around the world.
None of the above qualifies as the main reason you should know her though.
Amy Schumer isn’t size 0, but she rocks the red carpet. At the Emmy Awards earlier this week, she looked stunning in a Vivienne Westwood dress — accessorising with laughs for adding that she had “eight corsets and nine pairs of Spanx” on underneath. She said something else at the Emmys that we aren’t at liberty to repeat and we laughed out loud at that too. For being a woman who is breaking stereotypes, you should know Amy Schumer. For being a woman who is boldly pushing the envelope, you should know Amy Schumer. For being a woman who is every bit as graphic as any male comic, you should know Amy Schumer. For making it to Time’s 100 Most Influential People and People’s 100 Most Beautiful list, you should know Amy Schumer. For being a person who plays bold while she reinvents ‘normal,’ you should know Amy Schumer.
Vanity Fair calls her “the biggest breakout star of 2015, unless maybe you count BB-8.” Need we say more?
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