Straight from Amy Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind, Inside Amy Schumer explores sex, relationships and the general clusterf**k that is life with sketches, stand-up comedy and woman-on-the-street interviews.
What We Thought:
As somebody who actually knew who Amy Schumer was before this show came out, I’d love to be able to say that I’ve been a fan of hers since the beginning. But I’d be lying.
It’s not that I don’t like Amy Schumer; I do. It’s just that the stand-up I saw from her before she became a TV/movie star was always just so-so. I didn’t dislike it, didn’t love it. It wasn’t great enough for me to seek out any more of her material.
So when Inside Amy Schumer hit Comedy Central, I wasn’t terribly interested in it. Fast forward two seasons and the buzz on the show is deafening. When this new DVD collection came out, I had to see what I’d been missing.
The show is pretty much a typical sketch comedy, except it mixes in Amy doing stand-up, man-on-the-street interviews (which shows off how quick her wit can be), and sit down interviews with people like strippers and unusually well-endowed men. It’s this mix that makes the show work.
That said, the sketches are also pretty funny. There are a few misses here or there, but by and large, I find most of them pretty entertaining. I still think her stand-up is just okay, but I love her interviews.
The end result is a fun half-hour show that’s extremely focused on sex; jokes about sex, sketches about sex, interviews about sex. It’s funny stuff, and there’s no shortage of R-rated material.