Since the last astonishing season of Inside Amy Schumer, its star has skyrocked into superstardom — the movie she wrote and starred in, Trainwreck, was a massive hit; she picked up an armful of awards; she had an HBO special directed by Chris Rock; she opened for Madonna at Madison Square Garden; she hosted Saturday Night Live; she signed a book deal; she danced on Billy Joel’s piano (with Jennifer Lawrence). In short, she was everywhere. But did anyone really expect they could make a joke about her ubiquity before Schumer and co. did?
Just take a look at the promo spot below for your answer. “One of our writers, Christine Nangle, said it at an awards show,” explains Schumer. “She said I couldn’t be there because I was being treated for overexposure. It’s hilarious. When it came to market [this season], I was like, let’s totally lean in to it.”
Says executive producer Dan Powell, “We do touch a little bit on Amy’s higher profile — it would be weird not to. After the year she’s had? We wanted to acknowledge it.” He laughs. “But also make fun of it.” We wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Inside Amy Schumer — which will boast its usual dizzying array of guest stars, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steve Buscemi and Selena Gomez — returns to Comedy Central on April 21. Check out the exclusive new promo below.