Amy Schumer has found the time to trade up from the one-bedroom walk-up apartment that she likes to refer to as her “tiny” one-bedroom Upper West Side Manhattan co-op. Her other activities have been teaming up with her cousin United States Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer on gun control speaking engagements, participating in a standup comedy show in Maine, and hosting Glamour‘s Women of The Year Awards at the Carnegie Hall in New York City.
At the Glamour event Monday night, November 9, 2015, 34-year-old Amy Schumer mingled with such female luminaries as designer Victoria Beckham, ballerina Misty Copeland, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, transgender activist Caitlynn Jenner, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, actress and producer Reese Witherspoon, and the U.S. women’s national soccer team.
Relevant to Amy Schumer’s gun control advocacy, five women who lost loved ones in the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, this summer were also recognized at the event. Like Schumer, the five are outspoken about gun control reform.
Espousing her own cause, Caitlyn Jenner took the opportunity as she was recognized onstage to explain the necessity for people to participate in the conversation about gender identity.
Trainwreck star Amy Schumer seemed to relish the mix-and-mingle. According to Fashionista, she shared what was foremost in her mind when she opened the show.
“If you’re going to make new friends this is the place to do it. I really want to thank Glamour for introducing me to Hillary Clinton… I told her, ‘I’m a huge fan and if there’s anything I can do to help with your campaign, please.’ And she was like, ‘Ehhhh, you’re good where you are.’ “
At the standup comedy show in Portland, Maine, on Saturday, November 7, Amy Schumer ran into a scheduling glitch that left some fans disgruntled. According to Fox News, the scheduled 47-minute set was rushed because it was necessary to accommodate a second show at the Cross Insurance Arena venue. What resulted was that the first show ran only between 35 to 40 minutes while the second show ran an hour, leaving some first-show attendees feeling gypped.
Fan Richard Machlin complained to the Portland Press Herald about paying $80 for a 35-minute show and, the following Monday, asked arena management for his money back. Schumer described the shortened show as a “rookie mistake”.
During Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards, Comedy Central celebrity Amy Schumer recounted the July 23 shooting at the Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, where her summer film Trainwreck was being shown. She alluded to her heartbreak over the incident whereby the gunman killed two women and injured nine other people before turning the gun on himself as the motivator behind her gun control advocacy.
“If you’ve been convicted of domestic violence or you’re severely mentally ill, I don’t think you should be able to get a gun. It seems pretty simple, but people’s reaction is ‘She wants to take our guns’!”
Actress and comedian Amy Schumer’s teaming up with her senator cousin on the issue is an ongoing crusade. According to Politico, Amy Schumer joined forces with Chuck Schumer in New York City on Sunday, October 25, to urge residents to support stricter gun laws.
Amy Schumer and her senator cousin promoted their “crusade against guns” outside City Hall in Manhattan. They stressed the urgency to halt growing gun violence nationwide and encouraged the public to use Twitter and Facebook as well as traditional advocacy to correct the situation.
Prior to this rally, the two held an August press conference in New York wherein the senator presented his draft proposal intended to prevent violent criminals, abusers, and the mentally ill from obtaining guns.
As the whirlwind few months continue since her huge Trainwreck success, Amy Schumer is looking at a pay raise of more than 1,000 percent, between $4 million and $5 million, to shoot her next film. According to the Guardian, she only earned $300,000 for her work on Trainwreck, but the film’s success, scoring $110 million on a budget of just $35 million in July, has made her a major screen asset.
Listing her “tiny one-bedroom walk-up apartment” for a surprising $2.075 million, Amy Schumer now hopes to purchase her dream home — “a penthouse in the West Village by the water.”
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