Amy Schumer will take to the air this fall with her HBO comedy special that is highly anticipated and premiering at the perfect point seeing as Schumer’s starring role in Trainwreck has earned her rave reviews for her notable hilarity. If that’s not enough, the comedian also wrote the screenplay for the film.
The previously-announced special is coming to HBO on Saturday, October 17,and after a clip was shown during the pay cable network’s Thursday presentation at the Television Critics’ Association press tour, the level of excitement and buzz about the special has risen due to the amount of laughter the short clip resulted in.
The special, which was taped back in May at the Apollo Theater, was directed by Chris Rock, while Schumer took on the role of writer and executive producer along with Mike Berkowitz and Jimmy Miller. Variety notes the words of HBO programming president Michael Lombardo in regards to Amy Schumer’s comedic talent.
“Amy is one of the most inspired comics working today, and we hope her first HBO special marks the start of a long and beautiful relationship. This event is even more special because our good friend, the incredibly talented Chris Rock, is directing.”
Additionally, Schumer will be an opening act for the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna. And to pay homage to this golden opportunity offered to her from such an iconic figure, Amy has participated in creating a spread within Empire Magazine that is fully dedicated to the Material Girl. As The Huffington Post relays, one of the photos within the publication shows the “Trainwreck star wearing a low-cut black dress while surrounded by two hunky waiters. Her hair is teased and done up in large curls, with dramatic eye liner completing her vampy look.”
— madonnarama.com (@madonnarama) July 29, 2015
In a different shot, the 34-year-old is pictured with a finger in her mouth next to a hunk with unzipped jeans, clearly alluding to Madonna’s Steven Meisel cover shot of The Advocate.
Schumer is certainly a fan of Madonna and evidently, the sentiment is reciprocated. Huff Post communicates the words Madge had to share about funny girl Schumer.
“[Amy’s] a role model for women, and I am too, and I think it’s a good match. I love her and…I just thought, ‘That’s interesting.’ Try something new and different rather than the usual run-of-the-mill — have a band, have a DJ. It’s definitely a new thing. I hope it works. Fingers crossed.”
It’s safe to say it will, Madge.
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