Why You Should Get to Know Amy Schumer, the New Queen of Comedy

Why we're loving the 'Inside Amy Schumer' star

Sure, it’s only April, but it’s definitely not too early to declare 2015 the Year of Amy Schumer. That’s because the unabashedly funny and tremendously talented actress/stand-up comedian is already having one hell of a year, and it’s only going to get better. Whether she’s winning Peabody Awards, killing as a first-time host of the MTV Movie Awards, shooting down online body shamers, or cracking up her fellow comedy superstars, there’s no denying that she is straight up winning 2015. And honestly, the attention and the meteoric rise to her fame that’s about to take off, is all well-deserved.

As a hard-working comic, Schumer has hustled for years (she appeared on the NBC series Last Comic Standing and had smaller roles in both television and on film) and eventually made a name for herself as a brash, bold, and just plain hilarious female voice in comedy. She’s a force to be reckoned with (just check out her jaw-dropping Comedy Central Roast appearances), and made some ballsy specials, like 2012’s Mostly Sex Stuff.

But she really broke through to the masses with her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, a brilliant, absurd mix of on-the-nose sketches, unfiltered interviews, and raucous stand-up segments. The show has touched a nerve (or a funny bone, to be exact) with audiences and critics alike. Like the kooky sister to Broad City and Key & Peele, Inside Amy Schumer hits the sweet spot of whip-smart, off-beat comedy that is defining the network these days.

The eagerly anticipated third season of Inside Amy Schumer premieres on April 21, but whether you’re unfamiliar with the series (for shame!) or you just want to relive some of the show’s best moments, here are the scenes – from the raunch to the realistic — that has made Inside Amy Schumer appointment television.

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