Many a late-night Comedy Central fan would immediately recognize quick-witted comedian Amy Schumer for her ability to drop biting one-liners and gleefully roast the likes of Roseanne Barr and Charlie Sheen alongside some of her crudest male counterparts.
As the creator, star, and writer of the show Inside Amy Schumer, she may best be known for combining a sunny, blond-locked, girly-girl-next-door exterior with killer deadpan humor on everything from drinking (“Nothing good ever happens in a blackout. I’ve never woken up and been like, ‘What is this Pilates mat doing out?’ ”) to her friend’s pregnancy (“I’ll never forget how she told us. She took us all out to brunch, and she was like, ‘You guys, I’m keeping this one.’ ”) Schumer’s season two premiere brought in the largest audience of 18-to-34 males of any other show that night, cable or otherwise. But where Schumer saw a boon of seemingly unlikely admirers was this past May, following a speech at a Ms. Foundation for Women in honor of Gloria Steinem’s 80th birthday.
In a heartbreakingly honest, funny, and serious talk, Schumer shed light on issues of body image, sex positivity, and self-esteem, winning an overwhelmingly positive embrace from the feminist community. Schumer’s Back Door Tour arrives at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood) on Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $39 to $49. Call 954-797-5531, or visit hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.
Fri., Nov. 14, 2014