Amy Schumer makes fun of her experience writing and starring in her first studio film in a new trailer for her upcoming HBO stand-up special.
“They were like, ‘We just need you to do three things: Be yourself, have fun and stop eating food,'” Schumer, who wrote and starred in this summer’s romantic comedy “Trainwreck,” says in the clip.
The hour-long special taped at the Apollo Theater in New York in May, and is directed by Chris Rock. Mike Berkowitz, Jimmy Miller and Schumer serve as executive producers.
Schumer joins a long list of big-name comedians who have had their own HBO stand-up specials, including Louis C.K., Tracy Morgan, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, George Carlin, Jamie Foxx, Jerry Seinfeld, George Lopez, Sarah Silverman, Bill Maher, Katt Williams, Wanda Sykes, Lewis Black and Rock himself.
“Amy is one of the most inspired comics working today, and we hope her first HBO special marks the start of a long and beautiful relationship,” HBO President Michael Lombardo said in a statement when the special was announced.
“Amy Schumer Live at the Apollo” premieres Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. on HBO.