Three reasons why you need to know all about Amy Schumer right now.

If you haven’t met Amy Schumer, you’re in for a treat.

You’ve probably heard of Amy Schumer by now, at least in passing. You’re likely sitting there reading this and saying to yourself ‘Yep, I know that name.”

Well, get ready to know her better.

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Amy Schumer. Genius. Image via Getty.

Amy Schumer is being hailed as the biggest name in comedy right now. She’s smutty, she’s smart, she’s funny, and while she’s blowing up in her home country of America, she’s yet to really explode over here.

That was, until today when she pulled off a brilliant photobomb of Queen Kim Kardashian and King Kanye West. More on that later…


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But if you’re still a little hazy, don’t worry. We’re going to tell you everything you need to know about comedy’s newest legend.

1. Amy Schumer is a comedic genius.

Schumer is 33 years old, a stand-up comedian and an actress. At the moment, she’s best known for her latest comedy series called Inside Amy Schumer. Schumer’s show, which started in 2013, features her delivering hilarious stand-up skits, scripted scenes and non-scripted interviews.

2.  She’s an excellent feminist icon.

Schumer uses her comedy to promote body positivity, sex positivity and she frequently talks frankly and openly about sex and relationships for modern women.

Which, let’s face it, is a truly excellent thing.

Amy Schumer – a feminist legend.

3. Her comedy tackles issues that are relevant for women.

Schumer isn’t afraid to talk about the big issues. Like in this video she released today, where Schumer gets fellow hilarious/brilliant women Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Julia Louis-Dreyfus to make fun of Hollywood’s ridiculous age discrimination rules. The skit revolves around toasting Louis-Dreyfus’s “last fuckable day”, which is a day where Hollywood decides she’s not a believable love interest anymore, and replaces her with a younger, more “fuckable” version, while the male actors stay… well, fuckable.

Related: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey prove rape jokes can be funny. On one critical condition.

It’s brilliant. You can watch it below. Post continues after video. 

In another video from her show, she tackles rape culture in football by spoofing US tv show Friday Night Lights.

Watch the video below. Post continues after video. 


Okay, we know we said three things, but this last one is just too good so we’re giving it to you as a special extra.

4. She photobombed Kimye.

Schumer was at the Time 100 party last night and saw Kim Kardashian and Kanye West walking the red carpet in front of her. She decided, like any good comic would, to literally fall at their feet like so many do figuratively.

“I saw them, and I asked my publicist, ‘Can I dive in front of them and act like I fell?’ And she said, ‘I can’t stop you,'” Schumer said.

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Amazing. Image via Getty.

Right, you know her name – and once you’ve seen her comedy, you’re unlikely to forget it.