Inside Amy Schumer: Cool With It
April 30, 2015 1:21 PM - Season 3, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Amy takes off her makeup; going out to a strip club; Amy dates a rap star.
posted by Mick (9 comments total)
Comedown from the premiere, but still a solid ep. The strip-club skit went juuust a tadbit too long, but the payoff made it work.

(And all of her dating sketches are colored in my mind because she used to go out with professional wrestler Dolph Ziggler, and they allegedly broke up because the sex was just too athletic for her.)
posted by Etrigan at 3:58 PM on April 30, 2015

After two episodes, it's looking like this season is cutting back on the standup clips, which is disappointing. As good as the rest of the show is, she's at her best on stage. Still, it's a strong season so far.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:31 PM on April 30, 2015

I binged through seasons 1 and 2; skits lasting just a touch too long is a recurring theme.

But wow, are some of them golden. The "Acting Off-Camera" skit is the first thing in a reallly long time that made me, literally, cry with laughter. It's mean and its grotesque and it's unfair, but boy, did she ever pull it off. Perfect timing.
posted by porpoise at 4:56 PM on April 30, 2015

kat518 mentioned that the 106 year old lady interview from... season 2 (?) was standout in the previous episode's thread.

The interviews are really hit and sometimes miss. In the 106 yo lady interview, Amy really showed some real empathy and "decent person" despite finding herself in some interview dead-ends due to completely different life experiences/viewpoints. That was fantastic.

Also fantastic was her interview with Bailey Jay, a successful pornstar who's transsexual, last ep.

This ep's interview with the founder of Ashley Madison, an online-cheating site, was also top notch. Of course these things are highly edited, but she seems to be a competent and entertaining interviewer, especially when she gets interviewee buy-in (which goes without saying).

There are some 'miss' interviews, especially with her friends, but the interview segment is the wildcard that I looked forward to every episode while binging through the first two seasons.


As for the standup clips, there were some real gems, but I appreciate the skits better even if they tend to be the same note, as some other posters have mentioned. The 'person on the street' interviews are ok. Might like them more if I was a NYer (?).


I appreciated the opening skit; the caricature inherent in dolls distorts self image, and having a (necessarily caricatured) doll of oneself is a powerful thing even moreso than a doll that one might aspire to physically emulate.

Then again, I am still overly fond of an ex of mine who's face that doll could totally be for (except for wider spaced eyes and narrower face but same cheekbones, skin, and colouration).
posted by porpoise at 11:37 PM on April 30, 2015

Was that a real boy band in the video?
posted by LizBoBiz at 8:18 AM on May 1, 2015

Was that a real boy band in the video?

Just to confirm: That’s not a real boy band we should know singing “Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup.”
No, it’s not a real boy band. They were all individually cast. Our casting director said that was the most fun she’d ever had in a casting session. The idea for that song came from one of our original writers, Kurt Metzger, who also wrote the “2 Girls 1 Cup” sketch and helped write the “Focus Group” scene that kicked off last season. He pitched that idea, and then we really worked out all the lyrics in the room. Then the song was composed by a friend of our writer Kyle Dunnigan, this guy Jim Roach. Kyle is a comedian, and on his last album he had a lot of songs, because he’s a great musician himself. So he hired the composer who had worked on his album, and they worked on the song together. Jim did most of the vocals himself, and then we sent the track to our casting directors.
posted by Etrigan at 8:44 AM on May 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

Thanks. Casting did a great job with that one.
posted by LizBoBiz at 9:22 AM on May 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

Etrigan, you either nailed that Major League reference in your first comment or I just have that movie on the brain.

Gone, gone, o form of man, become the demon Etrigan Bob Uecker Harry Doyle.
posted by phearlez at 3:33 PM on May 1, 2015

“Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup.”

lol, there's so much makeup on the boys.
posted by porpoise at 10:16 PM on May 4, 2015

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