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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.

Comedy Central Renews 'Inside Amy Schumer' and 'Review'; Adds Two New Shows

Comedy Central announced today that they've renewed three series, Inside Amy Schumer, Andy Daly's Review, and TripTank, for another season. This will mark a third season for high-rated Schumer and a second for Review and TripTank.

The cable network also ordered two new shows, Another Period and IdiotsitterAnother Period is a turn-of-the-century comedy about a wealthy Rhode Island family co-created by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates). Idiotsitter is based on the Comedy Central digital series co-created by and starring Charlotte Newhouse and Workaholics' Jillian Bell. It's the second Comedy Central digital series to jump to TV, following Ari Shaffir's standup/storytelling show This Is Not Happening, which jumps [...]

Amy Schumer Has a Heart-to-Heart Chat with a 106-Year-Old Woman

Here's a segment from last night's episode of Inside Amy Schumer, in which Amy interviews a lovely woman named Downing who has lived long enough to see the Great Depression as well as the point in time where women wearing pants became a permanent thing. It's both adorably hilarious and enlightening, and we can only hope that in another 70 years there will be a young lady of the future who interviews Schumer about the days women didn't get equal pay and the Twitter fad was in its prime.

Watch Amy Schumer Instantly Regret Going to Couples Counseling

Here's a new clip from tonight's Inside Amy Schumer where Amy and her boyfriend go to couples counseling, which unfortunately for Amy is led by supermodel Chrissy Teigen, whose nerdy counselor glasses do little to take away from the "communication" problem Amy's trying to fix.

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 [...]

The 11 Best Sketches from 'Inside Amy Schumer' Season 2

In honor of Inside Amy Schumer’s season finale tonight, we’ve compiled the best sketches from the show's excellent second season. Comedy Central renewed Schumer for a third season, and we’re already looking forward to more hilarious on-the-street interviews and “Amy Goes Deep” segments in addition to the signature sketches in the year to come.

Check out a collection of the best of Season 2 below:

Contenders for 'Late Late Show' Include Michael Ian Black, Joel McHale, and Amy Schumer

While Stephen Colbert's appointment as David Letterman's successor went down in record time, THR reports that the hiring process to replace Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show won't be nearly as easy or fast of a process. There are a bunch of names reportedly being considered by CBS for the gig right now: former Late Late Show contenders Aisha Tyler and Michael Ian Black (who both guest hosted the show before Ferguson got the job), Joel McHale, Daily Show regulars Jason Jones and John Hodgman, and wildcard pick Amy Schumer, who recently made a memorable appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. CBS Entertainment chairman Nina [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Amy Schumer Visits 'The Joe Rogan Experience'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

The Joe Rogan Experience – Amy Schumer

LEIGH: Joe Rogan couldn't have been more accurate [...]

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 [...]

Amy Schumer, Rory Scovel, and a Giant List of Fake Tyler Perry Movies Star in This New 'Inside Amy Schumer' Sketch

Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer has been on a roll this season, and that continues with this new sketch, which stars Schumer and guest Rory Scovel as a couple trying to figure out which movie to watch before going to bed. It's another strong sketch from Inside Amy Schumer this season, with the highlight being a massive list of fake Tyler Perry movies on the screen for Schumer's On Demand service that's definitely worth freeze framing for stuff like Tyler Perry's Madea and the Temple of Uh Uh and Tyler Perry's Big Momma's Deposition.

Watch Amy Schumer Learn the Disappointing Truth About Magician Sex

Here's a clip from last night's episode of Inside Amy Schumer, in which Amy is determined to have sex with a very David Blaine/Criss Angel-type magician only to learn that magicians never break their act in any situation, especially when that situation involves going to bed with an eager-to-be-serious-for-once comedian.