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Watch Amy Schumer's Aaron Sorkin Parody 'The Foodroom'

Here's a funny sketch from last night's Inside Amy Schumer, in which Schumer and company parody The Newsroom by moving it to a fast food setting in "The Foodroom." Apple slices have never held so much dramatic weight before.

Amy Schumer Talks Touring and Dove Soap Commercials on 'Letterman'

Amy Schumer was a guest on last night's Letterman, where she talked about touring on the road as well as those Dove soap commercials featuring real-figured ladies who seem reluctant to have agreed to be on TV in their underwear. Also, according to Letterman, women have changed physiologically over the years — you can't argue with science like that.

Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, and More in Talks to Join Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck'

There aren't a lot of Judd Apatow regulars in the director's next movie, Trainwreck. Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Bayer, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Ezra Miller, Barkhad Abdi, and wrestler John Cena are all in negotiations to join the movie's cast, Variety reports. Trainwreck was written by and stars Comedy Central's Amy Schumer, with Bill Hader, Brie Larson, and Colin Quinn previously announced in supporting roles. Judd Apatow will direct the movie, which is the first of his films as a director that he didn't write, although he helped Schumer with the script. The movie's plotline is being kept under wraps.

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Bill Hader in Talks to Co-Star in Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' Directed by Judd Apatow

Bill Hader is gearing up for his next big film role. According to Variety, the SNL alum is in talks to star in the upcoming film Trainwreck starring and written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow. Hader had a small voice role in the movie Her and recently got positive reviews for his more dramatic performance opposite Kristen Wiig in The Skeleton Twins at Sundance, so it's good to see the mind behind "Donald Duck having a Vietnam nightmare" build some big-screen momentum.

Judd Apatow Is Producing a Movie Amy Schumer Is Writing as a Starring Vehicle for Herself

Judd Apatow has found his newest star: Comedy Central's Amy Schumer. Apatow is developing a new untitled movie that he will produce and Amy Schumer is writing as a starring vehicle for herself, according to Deadline. Universal has optioned the script, but there are no further details about what the plot of the movie entails. Schumer's new Comedy Central sketch show, Inside Amy Schumer debuted its first season to high ratings in April and was quickly renewed for a second season, expected to premiere sometime in 2014. This makes Amy Schumer the latest in a long line of comedians to be given a chance to write and [...]

Watch Amy Schumer Play a Depressingly Accurate Video Game

In case you missed it, here's a fantastic clip from Inside Amy Schumer where Amy tries to play a Call of Duty-type game but learns some very real-life lessons after she chooses to play using the game's female avatar.

Season 2 of 'Inside Amy Schumer' Starts Off with a Banging

Before Broad City exploded onto the scene, comedian Amy Schumer stood alone as Comedy Central's (to steal a term from tonight's Inside Amy Schumer premiere) "feminist-bent on a male-skewering network," serving as both a powerful female force and adaptable demographic-straddler on a channel that has traditionally catered to dorm room bros. Her TV success has depended on — as it often does for girls with a lot of older brothers — out-crassing them on one level then turning that crassness completely on its head on the other; in the first three episodes alone she plays the comic who calls out the objectification of women in fashion magazines then goes [...]

Brie Larson Cast in Judd Apatow/Amy Schumer Movie 'Trainwreck'

Amy Schumer's big-screen starring vehicle Trainwreck is rounding out its cast. Following January's news of SNL's Bill Hader in talks to star opposite Schumer, Variety reports that Brie Larson — who was a regular on United States of Tara and more recently appeared on Kroll Show and Community — has also signed on for a role in the film, though the details of Trainwreck's plot and Larson's character are being kept under wraps. Trainwreck will make Judd Apatow's fifth film as director and is slated for release in July 2015.

Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck' Starring Amy Schumer Gets a Premiere Date

Judd Apatow's upcoming film Trainwreck has been slated for a July 24th, 2015 release by Universal, Variety reports. The movie stars Amy Schumer, who also co-wrote the script with Apatow, and will make the director's fifth movie. Apatow already has another movie on deck with Comedy Central stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, so hopefully more details will emerge on both of these projects in the near future.

Amy Schumer Once Did Standup for a Terrorist Organization's Hunger Strike

Comedy Central star Amy Schumer went on The Tonight Show last night and told this story about performing for a hunger strike held by a known terrorist organization, which is probably something 99% of comedians at her level haven't done.

'Inside Amy Schumer's Premiere Beat Everything Else on TV in Its Key Demo

Last night's second season premiere of Inside Amy Schumer did super well in the ratings. The Comedy Central sketch show received 2.0 million viewers in the 18-34 demographic, making it the most-watched show on both broadcast and cable. The series actually improved on the ratings of Tosh.0, which airs before it and received 1.9 million in that same demographic, effectively beating one of the network's most popular shows.

Talking to Amy Schumer About Season Two of 'Inside Amy Schumer'

When Inside Amy Schumer premiered last April, it had the best first-episode ratings for any show on Comedy Central and got quickly renewed after only four episodes. The series successfully mixed often over-the-top scenes with standup, man-on-the-street interviews, and conversations with unique professionals, with Schumer always at the wheel.

Tonight, the show returns in full force, with a second season premiere called “Would You Bang Her” in which Schumer interacts with God (guest star Paul Giamatti), plays tennis, and goes deep with a porn producer. Recently, I got the chance to talk with Schumer, who in addition to Inside Amy's 10-episode second season is on tour doing standup [...]

Here's a Trailer for the Return of 'Inside Amy Schumer' on April 1st

Here's a trailer for the second season of Inside Amy Schumer, which counts Reggie Watts, Michael Ian Black, Zach Braff, Rachel Dratch, Colin Quinn, Paul Giamatti, and a screaming Parker Posey among its cameos. The new season premieres on April 1st at 10:30PM, so get ready for a whole new era in the fight against slut shaming.

The Next Movie Judd Apatow Is Directing Is Amy Schumer's 'Train Wreck'

Judd Apatow is gearing up to direct his fifth movie. Back in August, we reported that Apatow is producing a movie written by Amy Schumer for her to star in, but now, THR says the Schumer movie will be Apatow's next directorial effort. Called Train Wreck, the film stars Schumer as a "basket case" trying to put her life back together. Apatow, Schumer, and producer Barry Mendel are currently casting the parts of the main character's boyfriend, co-worker/best friend, and parent.

If Train Wreck makes it into production, it could be ready to hit theaters as soon as late 2014. This will be the first project Apatow will [...]