Over the summer we discovered that our imaginary BFFs Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer have become friends in real life, and really, what could be better? Oh, right — it wasn’t long before Lawrence and Schumer revealed that they’re working on a comedy film together. We haven’t heard much more about it since then, though its mere existence has sustained the hopes and dreams of many a J-Amy fan. While we anxiously await this miraculous product of two beautiful minds, Lawrence has a few details to hold us over.
For a show that so often deals with politics, SNL rarely gets political. That makes the darkness of last night's fake commercial about guns all the more jaw-dropping. This show has been around for 41 seasons because it tends to play it safe on any issue that could actually stir up real trouble. But here we are, with the show dropping the gauntlet on a subject most people don't want to talk about at all.
There were a lot of very funny people sharing the screen with Amy Schumer in this summer's hit movie Trainwreck, but only one of them was a current SNL cast member who could reunite with her on the small screen for a very funny, very silly sketch. We didn't think we'd be so happy to see Schumer and Vanessa Bayer sharing the screen again, but we underestimated how much we enjoyed this duo on the big screen, even though they only shared a few scenes together.
SNL opening monologues are frequently the most uninspired portion of the episode, often feeling like they were thrown together at the last possible moment. And maybe they are! If you only have a week to put together 90 minutes of sketch comedy, you'd probably wait until the last second to get this part done, too. Thankfully, guest host Amy Schumer had everyone covered this week, using her opening bit to deliver some new stand-up comedy.
Amy Schumer has had an incredible couple of years with her hit series Inside Amy Schumer, her collaboration with Judd Apatow for Trainwreck, and her upcoming HBO comedy special. When you’re this beloved, there’s one place you need to be: on the SNL stage. Schumer makes her SNL hosting debut tonight and absolutely kills it, delivering a complete 180 from whatever happened with last week's relentlessly humorless season premiere (can we just pretend this was the season premiere? OK). There’s so much to love in this consistently funny episode, where even the weakest sketch of the night is still quite delightful. Read on for this week’s sketches, ranked from best to worst.
Season 41 of SNL returned Miley Cyrus to the stage for a ho-hum premiere this past weekend, but all eyes are on Amy Schumer’s first hosting this coming Saturday. The first promo has arrived, already staging a Trainwreck reunion. Well, sort of.
Among all the great stuff hitting the small screen this fall, it may be easy to forget that Amy Schumer — comedy goddess, hilarious human, et al. — has an HBO special coming next month. The live special was directed by HBO vet Chris Rock, but judging by the first trailer for Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo that’s probably going to seem like an afterthought because Schumer is absolutely killing it. And by it we mean this bottle of wine — but also jokes!
Earlier this summer, Trainwreck star Amy Schumer tweeted photos of her partying with newfound BFF Jennifer Lawrence in The Hamptons. Now, it seems like Schumer and Lawrence are more than just party pals, they’re future co-stars. Lawrence revealed the new friends are currently writing a script together that they plan to star in.
We’re closer than ever to Stephen Colbert’s Late Show debut on September 8, and while George Clooney’s guest appearance gave a marquee head start, the full guest list for Colbert’s full week offers a much clearer view of the new series. Everyone from Jeb Bush to Elon Musk and Amy Schumer will fill out the ranks, with musical guests on deck as well.
The summer of 2015 has afforded far too many absurd and newsworthy sagas for SNL to sit out, and Season 41 is already exploding off the bench. Not only will Miley Cyrus host the October premiere, but SNL will follow up with Amy Schumer, and a momentous return for alumni Tracy Morgan.