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Q&A with Amy Schumer, at the Punchline New Year’s Eve

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I tried to set up a phone interview with the esteemed Amy Schumer, a very funny stand-up who finished fourth on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2007 and killed during the Comedy Central roast of Charlie Sheen earlier this year. But  we couldn’t work out a time. So I had to settle for a quick email Q&A to promote her two shows Friday and three shows New Year’s Eve at the Punchline. (You can get tickets here.)

Here it is:

Q: I was born in Rockville Centre, where you grew up, but never lived there.(I’m Oyster Bay High School graduate, Class of 1987). Did you luck out by actually getting to grow up there?

Schumer: No. Long Island is a dump.

Q; On the William Esper Studio Alumni website, your name is not included – yet. Where’s the respect?

Schumer: I have two movies this year. A pilot at CBS and Comedy Central. Maybe I blue balled the person who updates the site or maybe they still just think of me as a comic. Either way. It’s cool.

Q:  It has now been more than four years since you did “Last Comic Standing.” In retrospect, what was the greatest benefit of doing that show?

Schumer: The tour that followed. It was comedy boot camp. I bombed in 42 cities across our great country. All my worst fears about performing came true. So by the end, I was fearless.

Q: Was there any downside?

Schumer:  I probably gained weight. A four-month tour will do that to you.

Q: Who invited you to be on the Charlie Sheen roast?

Schumer: Comedy Central

Q: Did you know Sheen before the roast?

Schumer: Nope. I met him the night before. He had a party for all the roasters. I like him

Q: Your style of humor seemed to work well on a roast. What was your favorite joke you did?

Schumer: The one in said off the cuff. When Mike Tyson was heckling me with that crazy speech impediment I asked “Is his interpreter here?”

Q: Have you seen Steve-O since the roast? [She made a joke about his late friend Ryan Dunn, who got drunk and killed himself in a car accident: “I truly am — no joke — sorry for the loss of your friend Ryan Dunn. I know you must have been thinking it could’ve been me. And I know we were all thinking, 'Why wasn’t it?' ”] Do you think he was really that upset with what you said or was that all blown out of proportion?

Schumer: I have not seen him. I didn’t think it would upset him. The editor chose to cut to him looking really sad. Maybe he was. That wasn’t my intention.

Q: Is doing a New Year’s show any different from doing a show on any other day in your mind?

Schumer: Yes. New Year’s shows have a higher intensity. There’s a real sense of occasion and the energy is amazing. I love performing on NYE. It will be a great time.

Q: Louis C.K. is getting a lot of love lately. What’s your take on his $5 online concert sale that generated more than $1 million in sales? And what do you think of his show “Louie”?

Schumer: I think it’s great. And I think it’s great.

Q: Do you have any Atlanta connections?

Schumer: Not yet

Q: What’s the most annoying question reporters ask you?

Schumer: Is it harder being a girl?

Q: What is the most annoying question I’ve asked you so far? (Perhaps they are one and the same!).

Schumer: The first one. Because it was about you.

IN CONCERT

Amy Schumer

Punchline Comedy Club, 280 Hilderbrand Drive, Atlanta GA 30328 404-252-LAFF

For Friday, tickets are $25 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

For Saturday, New Year’s Eve, tickets are $30 for the 6 p.m. show, $40 for the 8 p.m. show and $50 for the 10 p.m. show

354 comments Add your comment

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:22 am

(ITL picking the lock on the door and sneaking in…..)

Hello???

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:23 am

Who is Amy Schumer??? I’m old…

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:24 am

Oooh, breaking and entering and I’m a freaking accomplice.

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:26 am

Tee hee….I’m not skeerd….FIGHT THE POWER!! (fist pumps!)

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:28 am

You think we will have company?

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:29 am

Let’s see….NYE Plans = ZILCH (lol).

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:32 am

I hope so….I was trying to figure out how to spread the word that we were squatting on another blog. HA! We can call ourselves Occupy AJC. :lol:

Same for me on NYE plans…and I’m tickled about that!

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:32 am

I’m leaving my gloves on ITL, no fingerprints…

Celisea

December 28th, 2011
10:33 am

Where are the others? I LOVE it!!! LOL

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:33 am

Too funny, Occupy AJC!!!!

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:34 am

No gloves for me….I had my fingerprints altered years ago when I was undercover for a certain government agency…. ;)

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:35 am

Hey Cel!

Glad you made it!

Celisea

December 28th, 2011
10:36 am

Hey there ITL…I dropped my shoe climbing the wall…had to go back :)

Celisea

December 28th, 2011
10:37 am

This room was totally empty…lol

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:38 am

I know, right? I can’t believe they locked our door and posted a guard and left this big, empty room unattended.

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:38 am

Hey guys, send an email to your friends….OCCUPY AJC will get no attention with only 3 of us. The police are laughing at us.

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:39 am

Well ho ho on the po po, because I’ve already been letting folks know. :lol:

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:40 am

I think czB may be joining us. She may not want to be an accessory to breaking and entering. She’s squeaky clean (lol)….

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:41 am

I think some others are on their way. Did you let Slim know?

Kym

December 28th, 2011
10:45 am

Ha! We broke in..we broke in..Occupy!! Occupy!! We are the 99%!!!

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:45 am

She’s not in my phone…

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:46 am

Yippee!! Cuz Kym made it! :)

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:46 am

LOL…Kym found us. Let’s wait for a few more than we can get an Agenda/Topic.

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:48 am

We are some bad a$$es!!!!! Kicking down doors, climbing through windows, scaling walls, picking locks. The Magnificant Seven has nuffin on us.

Kym

December 28th, 2011
10:48 am

I met Rodney Ho at a AJC tweetup at the Decatur Bookfest..nice guy..he said he was in his 40’s looked good..

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:48 am

Ummmm, there’s only 4 of us.

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:49 am

Rodney Ho is a very nice guy. Busy man, but always puts his wife first.

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:51 am

We are TOTAL BADA$$ES!! I’m a ninja.

Kym

December 28th, 2011
10:52 am

@Leggs..I follow a few folks on “the twitter” funny folks I was impressed I thought they would all be stuffy.

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:52 am

@Kym: Does he wear the hat all the time?

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:52 am

@Kym ~ did he have a hat on???

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:53 am

@ITL – like minds (too funny).

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:54 am

@ITL ~ I thought you were recruiting more ninjas…

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:56 am

i’m working on it, Leggs. I don’t have a lot of e-mail addresses…. :(

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:56 am

And where did Celisea go??? I hope she didn’t forget to leave the door propped open so she can get back in…

Kym

December 28th, 2011
10:57 am

@Leggs..yep he had the hat on.

I see Eddie Long has done it again. Poor kids and parents they have to find schools for the their kids since he closed his academy.

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
10:59 am

I heard that last night, Kym. Can you imagine, haivng a week to find another school and get your kid enrolled? smh….what a mess.

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
10:59 am

@Kym, what is this twitter you speak of??? (lol)

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
11:01 am

@Kym ~ and the news specifically stated the closing of the Academy has NADA to do with the Eddie Long scandal…ok, Boss, I’ll go along!!!

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
11:01 am

Seriously, y’all, I need a Twitter tutorial. I stink at all the # and RTs and etc, etc, etc…

Celisea

December 28th, 2011
11:04 am

I’m still here…having dern printer problems

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

December 28th, 2011
11:04 am

What the hell is this, did y’all invite Thelma and Louise too y’all ladies are a trip……..LOL

Into the Light

December 28th, 2011
11:05 am

Hey BF!!! Glad you made it.

Kym

December 28th, 2011
11:06 am

@Leggs..I actually like the twitter..I follow some interesting folks, plus I am a bit of a news junkie. So I try to stay informed.

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
11:07 am

Hey BF, how are you! Want to take a ride in my Cadillac…Louise is napping (lol).

Kym

December 28th, 2011
11:09 am

@Leggs..it all has to do with him. He is the sole board member for the church..he owns it all..lot stock and barrel. As the folks say..what is done in the dark comes to light. Eddie’s light is just taking other folks right along with him.

What up Blackfoote! Welcome to the crew..don’t make us have to cut ya.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

December 28th, 2011
11:10 am

Hey Light…….LOL

It’s a new day in the neighborhood, we done gone and hi-jacked Mr. Ho. I’m an accessory to the crime, I’ll be the Crime Dog from now on.

Celisea

December 28th, 2011
11:11 am

Hey there Blackfoote. I know it’s all googly and stuff when women do crazy things but it’s that much more googly when a man takes a ride to who the hell knows where with the women….buckle up buddy :)

Leggs

December 28th, 2011
11:11 am

I think I’ve recruited another….

Celisea

December 28th, 2011
11:12 am

Googly = Sexy, fun, adventurous, dangerous, the fuzzies