Amy Schumer

American stand-up comic and actress, best known for creating the hit show 'Inside Amy Schumer' and the 2015 movie 'Trainwreck.'

Born in 1981, in New York City comedian and actress started her career in the mid-2000s. She participated in NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2007 and had her first albim in 2011. In 2013 her show Inside Amy Shumer debuted on Comedy Central and it managed to win an Emmy 2 years later. In 2015 she wrote and starred in comedy Trainwreck. Amy received a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

Schumer has received much praise for the subversive feminism of her comedy, and for cleverly addressing various social issues through comedy. In June 2015, Monica Heisey of The Guardian criticised her for "a shockingly large blind spot around race." Schumer responded on Twitter, stating "I go in and out of playing an irreverent idiot. That includes making dumb jokes involving race... You can call it a 'blind spot for racism' or 'lazy,' but you are wrong. It is a joke and it is funny."