In a lengthy cover story, Variety named Amy Schumer as its 2014 breakthrough comedy performer of the year. High honors to Schumer but at the same time totally worthy of the praise. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Amy’s been doing pretty well for herself between the recent release of her special, Mostly Sex Stuff, her sketch show Inside Amy Schumer, developing a movie with Judd Apatow, and her recently announced Back Door Tour. 2013 has been a monster year for Schumer and she’s poised to completely kick the door down in 2014. Perhaps in a way we haven’t seen a female comedian do in a long time.
The article, penned by comedy writer and our pal Julie Seabaugh from The Spit Take contains quotes with everyone from the heads of Comedy Central, other comedians, and Apatow professing their take on her likability while at the same time remaining to be an edgy performer.
Apatow heard Amy on The Howard Stern Show after appearing on the Comedy Central Roasts thought her authenticity was a breath of fresh air, they met, and things took off from there.
Aptaow stated awesome things like:
“For me, if I’m watching someone and I wish I could follow that person off the screen and see what that character’s life is like, then I know that’s somebody I want to pay attention to.”
“She’s just someone you want to watch,”
It must be very flattering to have someone with comedy success rate like Judd Apatow to want to heap some praise on you. Maybe we can create a new comedy app for comedians where it’s just snippets of Judd Apatow saying inspiring and flattering phrases. Every time a comedian gets a bit down, they just press a button and hear some words of encouragement from ol’ Judd Judd. We can call it the APPatow (TM).