Evolution of Amy Schumer: From Stand Up Comic to Broadway Star (Photos)



Long before we all came to know and love the charming witty multi-hyphenate, Amy Schumer was once an unknown comic longing for her big break.

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2003
Schumer enters the world of stand-up comedy. She performs her first ever gig at  Manhattan’s Gotham Comedy Club shortly after graduating from Towson University in Maryland.

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2007
Schumer appears on a Comedy Central episode of “Live at Gotham” which showcases comedians performing at the New York City comedy club.

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2007
After previously auditioning for but not booking it, the comedian finally makes it on to the fifth season of “Last Comic Standing,” where comedians compete for $250,000 and a TV special.
Schumer placed fourth.

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2011
Schumer applies to be a writer on the “Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen,” but doesn’t get the job — instead, she gets to be a roaster. 
She received a great deal of attention for her jokes.

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2012
Schumer’s comedy special “Mostly Sex Stuff” premiers on Comedy Central where she discusses… well, mostly sex stuff.
According to the Washington Post, Schumer’s comedy special was the second highest rated Comedy Central special in five years.

2013
Schumer premieres “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central, her first comedy pilot. The sketch show was renewed for a fifth season in 2016.

2015
Schumer hosts the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, where she gets praised for her great jokes. 

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2015
Time Magazine names Schumer one of its 100 Most Influential People of 2015. 
The magazine wrote:
“Amy’s got your back.She’s in your corner.She’s an honesty bomb.And she’s coming for you.”

2015
“Trainwreck” (costarring Bill Hader) put Schumer on the map as both a gifted writer and actress. She earned a nomination from the Writers Guild of America for Best Original Screenplay and won a Golden Globe for Best Actress — Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

2016
Schumer was joined on stage at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards by Jennifer Lawrence, and they quickly became Hollywood’s most loved BFFs.

2016
The comedian releases a memoir titled “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo.” The book rose to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller List. 

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 2016
Schumer was in talks to play Barbie in a live-action movie for Sony based on the iconic Mattel line of dolls; the deal later fell through.

2017 
The comedian co-starred with Goldie Hawn in an R-rated comedy about a super-cautious mom (Hawn) who joins her daughter (Schumer) on a jungle vacation to Ecuador that goes horribly, horribly wrong.

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Schumer made her Broadway debut in November 2017 in Steve Martin’s comedy “Meteor Shower” opposite Keegan-Michael Key, Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos.

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