Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated standup comedian, actress, writer, producer and director, Amy Schumer returns to the road for the first time in four years and makes a tour stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 8pm, part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series. Often touring theaters and arenas all over the world, Schumer is the only female comic to headline Madison Square Garden. Her show at The Ridgefield Playhouse is a rare opportunity to see her perform in an intimate 500-seat theater. Schumer made a name for herself as a fearless standup, parlaying that into a Comedy Central show – Inside Amy Schumer. From there, she branched out into film, writing and starring in the Judd Apatow-directed Trainwreck in 2015 and several movies since. During the pandemic, Schumer released two seasons of her cooking show, Amy Schumer Learns to Cook, with her husband Chris Fischer who is an award-winning chef on the Food Network in 2020. In July 2020, Schumer’s three-part documentary series, Expecting Amy premiered on HBO Max. The docuseries takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Amy battles through an extraordinarily difficult pregnancy, while documenting the formation of her latest comedy special. Schumer also recently co-hosted the 94th Academy Awards alongside Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall and hosted the podcast, “Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith” alongside Bridget Everett, Rachel Feinstein and Keith Robinson that has run for five seasons on Spotify. The news of her standup tour coincides with the release of a Hulu original series co-starring Schumer and Michael Cera, Life and Beth.
Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the award winning “Inside Amy Schumer,” the popular Comedy Central television series, which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of that year. “Inside Amy Schumer” won the 2015 Writers Guild Award for Best Comedy/Variety Sketch series. In 2015, the show was honored with the first-ever Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sketch Variety Series. Schumer was also nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. Schumer received honors for Individual Achievement in Comedy and Outstanding Achievement in Comedy from the Television Critics Association in 2015. Additionally, she was awarded the 2015 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Among the show’s many accolades, it also received the prestigious Peabody Award in 2014. In 2019, she was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special category for her comedy special “Amy Schumer Growing.”
Schumer’s Universal Pictures film Trainwreck (2015), dominated the worldwide box office as the hit summer comedy. She won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy and was nominated for a Writers’ Guild Award in the category of Original Screenplay. That same year, the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) honored Schumer with The Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. Schumer’s one-hour Netflix Comedy special titled “The Leather Special” earned her a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Variety Special. Her one-hour HBO comedy special, “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo” directed by Chris Rock, premiered on October 17, 2015, and was HBO’s most watched Saturday night comedy special debut since December 2009.
Schumer’s first book, The New York Times bestseller The Girl with The Lower Back Tattoo, earned her a 2017 Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album and was released in paperback in August 2017.
Most recently, Schumer wrote, executive produced, directed and starred in her 10-episode comedy series LIFE & BETH, streaming now on Hulu. This past November, Schumer starred in Stephen Karam’s The Humans, which made its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival and launched in theatres and on Showtime.
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