Long before we all came to know and love the charming witty multi-hyphenate, Amy Schumer was once an unknown comic longing for her big break.
Schumer enters the world of stand-up comedy. She performs her first ever gig
at Manhattan’s Gotham Comedy Club shortly after graduating from Towson University in Maryland.
Schumer appears on a Comedy Central episode of "Live at Gotham," which showcases comedians performing at the New York City comedy club.
After previously auditioning for but not booking it, the comedian finally makes it on to the fifth season of "Last Comic Standing," where comedians compete for $250,000 and a TV special.
Schumer placed fourth.
Schumer applies to be a writer on the "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen," but doesn't get the job -- instead, she gets to be a roaster.
She received a great deal of attention for her jokes. Not all of it positive.
Schumer's comedy special "Mostly Sex Stuff" premieres on Comedy Central where she discusses ... well, mostly sex stuff.
According to the Washington Post
, Schumer's comedy special was the second highest rated Comedy Central special in five years.
Schumer premieres "Inside Amy Schumer" on Comedy Central, her first comedy pilot. The sketch show was renewed for a fifth season in 2016.
Schumer hosts the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, where she gets praised for her great jokes.
Time Magazine names Schumer one of its 100 Most Influential People
The magazine wrote:
"Amy’s got your back.She’s in your corner.She’s an honesty bomb.And she’s coming for you."
"Trainwreck" (co-starring Bill Hader) put Schumer on the map as both a gifted writer and actress. She earned a nomination from the Writers Guild of America for Best Original Screenplay and won a Golden Globe for Best Actress -- Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
Schumer was joined on stage at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards by Jennifer Lawrence, and they quickly became Hollywood's most loved BFFs.
The comedian releases a memoir titled "The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo." The book rose to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller List.
Schumer was in talks to play Barbie in a live-action movie for Sony based on the iconic Mattel line of dolls; the deal later fell through.
Twentieth Century Fox
The comedian co-starred with Goldie Hawn in R-rated comedy "Snatched" about a super-cautious mom (Hawn) who joins her daughter (Schumer) on a jungle vacation to Ecuador that goes horribly, horribly wrong.
Schumer made her Broadway debut in November 2017 in Steve Martin's comedy "Meteor Shower" opposite Keegan-Michael Key, Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos.
Schumer starred in the comedy "I Feel Pretty" about a woman who finds confidence and self-esteem after suffering a head injury. Schumer took on criticism of the movie's body image themes. “I heard a lot of, ‘She doesn’t have a right to feel bad about herself because she looks however she looks,'” Schumer said
, adding that the movie is “not about an ugly troll becoming beautiful, it’s about a woman who has low self-esteem finding some … Everyone’s got a right to feel that feeling, regardless of their appearance.”