Amy Schumer to Headline HBO Comedy Special Directed by Chris Rock

Stand-up show will tape at the Apollo Theater in New York on May 29

Last Updated: May 7, 2015 @ 3:39 PM

Amy Schumer is set to headline her first stand-up comedy special for HBO, the premium cable network announced Thursday.

The special, which debuts later this year, will tape at the Apollo Theater in New York on May 29 and will be directed by Chris Rock. Mike Berkowitz, Jimmy Miller and Schumer will serve as executive producers.

“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. “This event is even more special because our good friend, the incredibly talented Chris Rock, is directing.”

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.

Tickets for the show will go on sale at Ticketmaster on Friday.

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