Comedienne Amy Schumer made history being the first female to get her own show on Comedy Central, but it’s proven to not be a fluke as “Inside Amy Schumer” was just renewed for a third season. The network is being wise to add more comedies created by women to its program lineup after the success of Schumer.
Her show has been lauded as one of the most ‘consistently feminist show on televison’ along with being considered ‘always just a little dangerous, but with enough big laughs to justify any possible offense.’ The first season was non-stop laughs every episode, but this second season has had a few misses. Thankfully, her hits more than make up for the misfires. Some of her best parts are Schumer doing her stand-up segments or the ‘Amy Goes Deep’ bits where she asks people from all industries (including porn) all those questions we’re all dying to ask.
One of the more odd things that happened this year was when Schumer was nominated for a 2014 Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category. That would be like Louis C.K. receiving the similar. You can bet his fans would be crying foul, and I’m wondering why she is relegated to supporting when it’s her show and she stars in all of her skits.
Comedy Central also has five new digital series which will be premiering on different platforms this year. Check them out below:
6 Guys 1 Car
Written by and starring Dormtainment’s comedy troupe and directed by Nick Goossen, the series follows six guys from Atlanta to Los Angeles, documenting the “Broke and Famous” lifestyle of their YouTube popularity.
The comedy centers on the six roommates of 300 Sunnyside, who aren’t worried about their stagnant existence; they have too many petty squabbles to occupy their attention. Written by Barry Rothbart and Danny Solomon, the series stars Rothbart, Brian Huskey, Betsy Sodaro, Nick Rutherford, Chris Reinacher and Cornell Reid and is directed by Andy Landen.
Written and directed by and starring comedy duo Good Cop Great Cop, aka Matt Porter and Charlie Hankin, New Timers follows Matt and Charlie, two friends who managed to survive the apocalypse. The world has changed, Matt and Charlie have not.
Written by and starring Jon Barinholtz, Pie Guys follows the lives of three very different breeds of idiot, who work as delivery drivers for a pizza shop. It stars Mort Burke andRob Belushi and is directed by Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen.
Roustabout With Kurt Braunohler
Written by Kurt Braunohler and Scotty Landes and directed by Jeff Tomsic,Roustabout features Braunohler creating sweeping feats of absurdity to make the world a better place. Each season will feature a specific act of stupidity.
Team Tiger Awesome
Written by Nick Mundy, Michael Truly and Clint Gage, who will direct, the series follows a loose cannon detective, played by Chris Jericho, and his by-the-book partner (Mundy) who kill time on an endless stakeout by doing the one thing that ruins a good detective team…sharing feelings with each other.
Inside Amy Schumer has just finished running its second season on Comedy Central.