Amy Schumer’s HBO stand-up special comes out next week, and if you aren’t familiar with Schumer’s uniquely irreverent brand of joke-telling, her “Saturday Night Live” monologue was a good example of what we can expect when she takes the stage at the Apollo next Saturday.
In the zippy nine-minute monologue, Schumer covered many of her favorite topics, including body image and Hollywood sexism, repurposing the story she told onstage at the Madonna concert about her young “Trainwreck” co-star worrying her cheeks were too chubby to get work as an actress. And as always, she wasn’t afraid to veer into some risque territory, including a bit about washing her 18-month-old niece’s private parts.
As with "Inside Amy Schumer," much of Schumer's material is culled from contemporary pop culture, including a biting riff on the Kardashians as "a whole family of women who take the faces they were born with as a light suggestion." Schumer’s stand-up tends to veer to the autobiographical, and the set was brimming with personal anecdotes — including a meeting with Hillary Clinton and her “date” with Cooper — although they have gotten slightly less easy to identify with as her star has continued to shoot skyward.
Watch the video below: