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Amy Schumer Plays a Hipster Drug Ring Leader in Colin Quinn's 'Cop Show'

Colin Quinn's fantastic new web series Cop Show premiered last week, and the second episode featuring special guest Amy Schumer was released this afternoon. Schumer plays herself, who is in turn playing the leader of a "female hipster drug gang," albeit a little reluctantly. Hopefully Quinn appreciates the favor.

Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Larry David, and More Join Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

Comedy Central's annual televised autism benefit Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs returns next month, and the network just revealed some of the all-star guests slated to appear: Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Larry David, Bill Burr, Jon Hamm, John Oliver, Paul Rudd, and Martin Short. The benefit will tape at the Beacon Theatre in New York with host Jon Stewart at the end of the month and will air on Sunday, March 8th at 8:00pm complete with live wrap-around coverage and a celebrity phone bank for viewers.

Amy Schumer Set to Host the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Amy Schumer took over MTV's social media accounts last night to reveal some big news: She's officially signed on to host next year's MTV Movie Awards, which is set to air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, April 12th a 9:00pm. "Wickedly funny and sharply insightful, Amy Schumer is perhaps the most ascendant talent in comedy today and she's on the brink of an epic year," said MTV President Stephen Friedman in a statement. "We are thrilled to work with Amy to create an unpredictable and hilarious showcase for Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and brightest stars in what promises to be the most combustible Movie Awards ever."

Amy Schumer Lures David Letterman Out of Sobriety

Amy Schumer is always a delight when she visits David Letterman, and Friday's Late Show was no different. In fact, Letterman has become such a big Schumer fan that he undid nearly 40 years of sobriety just to knock back some J&B with her. Watch more from Schumer's interview below:

Louis C.K., Amy Schumer Headline Funny or Die's Oddball Tour 2014

Last summer, Funny Or Die held its first ever comedy tour, The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, with Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords headlining. Today, they announced the lineup for the 2014 Oddball tour, with 21 dates across the nation starting out this summer, with a whole slew of big-name comedians set to appear, including Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings, Jeff Ross, Marc Maron, Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin, Brent Morin, Dave Attell, DJ Trauma, Jermaine Fowler, Jerrod Carmichael, Jim Jefferies, Julian McCullough, Michael Che, Moshe Kasher, Reggie Watts, Ron Funches, Rory Scovel, and a second stage hosted [...]

Amy Schumer and Bill Hader Trash a Movie Theater in the Latest MTV Movie Awards Promo

In the latest promo for this year's MTV Movie Awards, host Amy Schumer teamed up with her Trainwreck costar Bill Hader to celebrate the undeniable fact that winning is everything by trashing a movie theater together. The awards show airs on Sunday, April 12th at 8:00pm.

Amy Schumer Befriends Anna Kendrick in Her First MTV Movie Awards Promo

Amy Schumer is hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards, and the network released the first promo today featuring Schumer making a (very reluctant) new best friend Anna Kendrick. The awards show airs on MTV Sunday, April 12th at 8:00pm.

Amy Schumer Is Producing a Comedy Central Pilot Starring Rachel Feinstein

Amy Schumer is teaming up with comedian Rachel Feinstein for a brand new Comedy Central show. Deadline reports that the network has given a pilot order to an untitled series starring Feinstein and co-executive produced by Schumer described as "a field-driven sketch show that focuses on Feinstein out on the street using her social experiments and character-based comedy to explore and skewer gender, class and stereotypical issues in sketch and character-driven pieces." Feinstein has toured with Schumer, appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, and starred in her own Comedy Central Half Hour special earlier this year.

Amy Schumer's Ice Bucket Challenge Video Is Disgusting and Perfect

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been dominating the internet all week, but thankfully someone has taken it to a new, non-boring level, and that person is Amy Schumer. Schumer posted her Ice Bucket Challenge contribution to Instagram last night, and it's hard to say which part is better — her substitute for ice water, her killer nominations, or those fabulous high-rise undies.

Sketch Anatomy: Emily Altman Breaks Down 'Inside Amy Schumer's "Mom Computer Therapy"

Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.

For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy we spoke with Emily Altman, who teaches sketch writing at UCB in New York and has written for MTV's Hey Girl, Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, and the upcoming Tina Fey-created NBC series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Altman chose to take us behind the scenes of season 2's Inside Amy [...]

Here's the First Trailer for Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck'

Here is the trailer for @TrainwreckMovie #Trainwreck We are very proud. I hope you like it https://t.co/Sla2xMbGw2

— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) February 11, 2015

Get ready for Amy Schumer's inevitable jump to movie superstardom, because Universal just released the first trailer for her starring film debut in Trainwreck, which was directed by Judd Apatow and features Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Colin Quinn, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, Jim Norton, and tons more. "There’s a moment early in someone's career where they will kill and die for what they're writing about," Apatow told The New York Times last year on his collaboration with Schumer. [...]

Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Lawrence, and More Reportedly Want in on the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

One of the newer finds in the recently leaked Sony documents is an update on the in-the-works Ghostbusters reboot by Paul Feig. According to The Wrap, an October 8 email exchange between Ivan Reitman and Sony exec Amy Pascal reveals some of the actors who have already expressed interest in starring in Feig's all-women reboot:

Agree that everyone is way too nervous about how this issue and how we. present it but it's isn't a sequel to the 80s movies and it is gonna be totally original with completely different characters and our job is to find a clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise [...]

How 'Inside Amy Schumer' Fought — and Won — to Get "Pussy" on TV

Over the weekend, Amy Schumer and the writers/producers of Inside Amy Schumer sat down for a Paley Center panel all about the show, and it turns out we have them to thank for finally reaching true gender equality on Comedy Central. Prior to the second season of Schumer's show, the network bleeped the word "pussy" but often allowed the word "dick" to air uncensored — a policy that struck the writers and executive producer Dan Powell as unfair. From Vulture's recap:

"Dan decided that it wasn't fair that they bleep the word 'pussy,'" said Amy Schumer. "Because you are allowed to say the word 'dick' on Comedy Central," [...]

Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer Talk 'Trainwreck' with 'New York Times'

"There’s a moment early in someone's career where they will kill and die for what they're writing about. That's why sometimes these first movies are the best ones. Because people never have this level of commitment again."

- Judd Apatow in a New York Times article on his upcoming film collaboration with Amy Schumer, Trainwreck.