Contrary to popular opinion, the name Amy Schumer is not as funny as the American stand up comedian writer and actor named so. It is only that some people just cant tell the two apart thus confusing everybody else on whose funny and whose not. Amy Schumer (the person and not the name) placed fourth on NBC fifth season of Last comic standing and 2nd on Comedy's Central Reality Bites Back. She also stars in the comedy series Inside Amy Schumer. Her favorite comedy subjects and jokes revolve around everyday life, friends, family and sex.
As you would not expect, Amy Schumer is Jewish and was born in Manhattan to a Jewish father Gordon Schumer and a protestant mother Sandra Schumer she grew up in long Island, New York and has a younger sister called Kimberly and both had a Jewish upbringing. During her stint in high school in Rockville centre, New York, Amy was voted as class clown and every teacher's worst nightmare upon graduation. This of course is still good news for her career to date. After high school, she pursed a degree in theater at Towson University and to say the least she is still on the stage.
Amy Schumer big break came when she participated in NBC reality television show Last Comic Standing season five where she was placed forth although she had an earlier stint in the off- Broadway comedy Keeping Abreast where she acted the part of a woman diagnosed with breast cancer . However, her stand up comedy experience come earlier than the fifth season of Last Comic Standing as she had also performed at Gotham Comedy club.
Like all other comedians, Amy has a personal life (and so should you) she has dated comedian Anthony Jeselnik and professional wrestler Dolph Ziggler.
When comedians start having personal lives you can trust your gut that there are more funny stories about them than meets the ear but you are right that's a story for another day.