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Inside Amy Schumer is an American sketch comedy television series created and hosted by its star, Amy Schumer. The series premiered on April 30, 2013, on Comedy Central.[1] Schumer and Daniel Powell serve as the show's executive producers. Inside Amy Schumer completed its second season on June 3, 2014, and was renewed for a third season a week later.[2] The third season premiered on April 21, 2015, with a fourth season ordered the same day.[3] The fourth season premiered on April 21, 2016.[4] The show has received a Peabody Award and has been nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two. On January 6, 2016, the show was renewed for a fifth season.[5]

Structure

Each episode is divided into segments of varying length – sketches, stand-up bits, street interviews and longer interviews with an unusual personality, often regarding sexuality and gender roles. Amy Schumer is the only actor featured in every episode and each segment. Comedy Central airs two versions of the series; the regular version for prime time and earlier airings rated TV-14 with profanity bleeped, along with a late night 'uncensored' version rated TV-MA-L with no censoring at all. This version, as of season three, is also the version offered on online video portals such as Amazon Video, and is also the version aired on Canada's Comedy Network at all times.

Guest stars

  • Scott Adsit
  • Patricia Arquette
  • Michael Ian Black
  • Tommy Bohanon
  • Zach Braff
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Kevin Cannon
  • Reg E. Cathey
  • Josh Charles
  • Jennifer Coolidge
  • Anthony Cumia
  • Nore Davis[6]
  • Vernon Davis
  • Nick Dipaolo
  • Jon Dore
  • Paul W. Downs
  • Rachel Dratch
  • Lena Dunham
  • Abby Elliott
  • Bridget Everett
  • America Ferrera
  • Tina Fey
  • Jim Florentine
  • Janeane Garofalo
  • Paul Giamatti
  • Ilana Glazer
  • Selena Gomez
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Tim Gunn
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Bill Hader
  • John Hawkes
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Abbi Jacobson
  • Bailey Jay
  • Jessi Klein
  • Nick Kroll
  • Lisa Lampanelli
  • Artie Lange
  • Natasha Leggero
  • Greta Lee
  • Laura Linney
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Natasha Lyonne
  • Method Man
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Julianne Moore
  • Rob Morrow
  • Kathy Najimy
  • Kumail Nanjiani
  • Liam Neeson
  • Jim Norton
  • Tig Notaro
  • Bill Nye
  • Greg Olsen
  • Chris Parnell
  • Parker Posey
  • Missi Pyle
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Questlove
  • Colin Quinn
  • Amber Rose
  • Rob Schneider
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Michael Strahan
  • Amber Tamblyn
  • Chrissy Teigen
  • Patrick Warburton
  • Ali Wong
  • Sasheer Zamata

Episodes

Main article: List of Episodes

Reception

Amy Schumer with the crew of Inside Amy Schumer at the 74th Annual Peabody Awards

Amy Schumer with the crew of Inside Amy Schumer at the 74th Annual Peabody Awards

The show has been met with positive reviews.[7][8][9] The first season received a weighted average score of 66 out of 100 on Metacritic based on eight critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[10] Critics were even more positive towards the second and third seasons, which received Metascores of 74 and 71 respectively.[11][12] The third season also received a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews from 10 critics, with an average rating of 10 out of 10. The site's critical consensus states, "Edgy and thought-provoking, Inside Amy Schumer's third season delivers more of the social relevance and self-deprecating wit that fans of the series have come to expect."[13] The series was honored with a Peabody Award in 2015.[14] The fourth season of the series saw more mixed reviews, receiving a score of 62 on Metacritic. [15]

International broadcast

In 2014, Inside Amy Schumer began to be broadcast in Australia by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, it is broadcast on the Viacom networks primarily Comedy Central and Comedy Central Extra.

Accolades

Year Association Category Nominee(s) Result
2014 4th Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series Amy Schumer Nominated
66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards[16] Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series Emily Altman, Amy Schumer, Jeremy Beiler, Neil Casey, Kyle Dunnigan, Jessi Klein, Kurt Metzger, Christine Nangle Nominated
Peabody Award Area of Excellence Amy Schumer Won
2015 67th Writers Guild of America Awards Comedy / Variety — Series Nominated
5th Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series Amy Schumer Won
Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series Josh Charles Nominated
31st TCA Awards Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Won
Individual Achievement in Comedy Amy Schumer Won
67th Primetime Emmy Awards[16] Outstanding Variety Sketch Series Won
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Amy Schumer
(Episode: "Cool With It")
Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Paul Giamatti
(Episode: "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer")
Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series Amy Schumer & Ryan McFaul
(Episode: "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer")
Nominated
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series (Episode: "Last Fuckable Day")
Nick Paley, Laura Weinberg, Jesse Gordon, Billy Song
Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series Jessi Klein, Amy Schumer, Hallie Cantor, Kim Caramele, Kyle Dunnigan, Jon Glaser, Christine Nangle, Kurt Metzger, Daniel Powell, Tami Sagher Nominated
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (Episode: "Cool With It")
Song: Girl You Don't Need Makeup
Music by Kyle Dunnigan & Jim Roach, Lyrics by Kyle Dunnigan
Won

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