By Matt Kelemen
This could be Amy Schumer’s year. The 31-year-old, angel-faced stand-up phenomenon has been a comedy road warrior since taking the stage at the Gotham Comedy Club on her 23rd birthday. In 2007, she made her debut before a national audience when she placed fourth in NBC’s Last Comic Standing behind three other comedians who don’t have a Comedy Central series titled Inside Amy Schumer scheduled to broadcast this spring. Schumer channels the spirit and attitudes of contemporary women caught between Sex and the City empowerment and the effervescence of Girls, delivering frank but funny sex talk, empathizing with women while providing men with eye-opening insights.
Inside Amy Schumer: The Live Tour coincides with The Mirage’s Aces of Comedy showcase and the Comedy Central Vegas weekend shows featuring Dave Attell, Anthony Jeselnik, Jim Norton and Nick Swardson. Schumer takes cues from Sarah Silverman’s edgy weirdness and Wendy Liebman’s timing as she doles out her Mostly Sex Stuff, as her breakthrough Comedy Central special was called. She also devastates hecklers—you have been warned.