Amy Schumer, who has taken the world by storm in 2015, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week, where she copped to rummaging through the home of actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Schumer and her sister were renting his home, and she drunkenly ate an old cake the actor had left in the freezer, according to Rachel Handler at Vanity Fair.
Schumer narrated a drunken video and told Colbert what her thought process was each step of the way.
“I went through all of Jake’s stuff. Of course I did. I would get drunk and I would eat it and I would talk as if he were there and I was at the party that the cake was served at.”
Turns out Schumer can have her cake and eat it, too. Schumer’s Comedy Central sketch comedy show, “Inside Amy Schumer” just picked up its first Emmy Award.
The Interrobang reports that the series has won the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Emmy for the song, “Girl You Don’t Need Make-Up.” The song, which satirized the effect of sensationalized media hype driving insecurities involving body issues, was conceived by “Inside Amy Schumer” writer Kurt Metzger, and was co-written by comedians Kyle Dunnigan and Jim Roach.
The award could be the first of many and with the roll Schumer has been on this year it wouldn’t be surprising to see her show, which found both critical and commercial success particularly in later episodes, take home the “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series,” and, “Outstanding Variety Sketch Series” Emmys that it is up for at next weekend’s ceremonies.
Schumer scored a hit and solidified herself as the current and reigning queen of romantic comedies with the release of Trainwreck earlier this year, which was written by Schumer and produced by Judd Apatow.
In it, Schumer plays a rough-around-the-edges magazine writer who unexpectedly falls for the safe and charmingly dorky Bill Hader, who we get to see wrestle with the culture clash of dating Schumer’s wild, unpredictable, promiscuous character. The film’s success paralleled that of her show, finding both critical and commercial success while allowing Schumer to reveal a capable dramatic acting ability.
Trainwreck is due out on Blu-Ray and DVD and digital download this Fall. “Inside Amy Schumer” has been renewed by Comedy Central. Amy Schumer’s latest comedy special, “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo” makes its HBO debut on October 17.
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