Comedienne Amy Schumer is currently riding an incredible wave of popularity through her stand-up routines and her hit Comedy Central sketch television show Inside Amy Schumer which is entering its third season. Schumer’s unique style and brand of laughs has garnered her a strong fan base and an in-demand status, as she will be front-and-center for the Judd Apatow-directed feature film comedy Trainwreck (as both writer and lead star) in the summer slate.
That film project is certainly up Schumer’s alley, as her crude comfort zone comfort consists of comedy based around sex, relationships and awkward aspects of life (showcased in her 2013 stand-up DVD Mostly Sex Stuff) . Such is the basis for her television show as well, as she mixes filmed sketches (like you might find in portions of Saturday Night Live) with segments from her stand-up routine and on-the-street woman interviews in New York City.
Paramount Pictures has collected the first two seasons of the show on a three-disc set, released on April 7, 2015. For those new to Schumer’s style of laughs, the experience can be quite organically fresh to a viewer. Her unique humorous perspective and witty senses feels like a new form of comedy. Whether it’s Schumer’s own brand of ‘sexting’ in one sketch or fraternizing with a waiter at a reverse-Hooters male eating establishment known as ‘Nutters’, Inside Amy Schumer is a show that raunchily seems to break new ground. While Schumer’s style may ultimately not be for everyone, she is incredibly smart and clever in what she creates for laughs.
The three-disc collects a total of 20 episodes and there a ton of antics that adequately display Schumer’s biting and provocative nature. Picture quality is good for a standard definition image and although the Dolby Audio doesn’t play much with any kind of sound effects on a system, the dialogue is consistently clear (even when jumping from the sketches to the on-site recording for the interview portions). The set contains some good bonus material too, like unaired sketches, additional stand-up material and amusingly funny behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Inside Amy Schumer is an envelope-pushing sketch comedy show infused with a fresh comedic talent who seems to be honing her craft with each passing year. The DVD set reflects Schumer’s writing style beyond her stand-up routines and its an excellent way to see a side of the comedienne besides her on-stage antics (but thankfully some of those are still included). The edition jam-packs as much as it can to make it a worthwhile edition for fans, making it a pretty solid way to get…er, go…no…ah, be…nope…how about watch Inside Amy Schumer for the first time