BY Gila Lyons
on Nov 10, 2015
Sally Fields, honoree Marlo Thomas and Gloria Steinem.
“I didn’t realize how short this dress was,” Amy Schumer said when she took the stage to kick off the Women’s Media Awards, November 5th, at Capitale in New York City. She looked down at a photographer in the front row, “You’re basically taking a picture of my clitoris right now,” she said.
She also said, “Magazines are supposed to be empowering women. But they’re not. They publish articles like, ‘How to get your pussy to smell like a Christmas ornament. Read More
This Sunday in New York City, comedy goddess Amy Schumer and her cousin Senator Chuck Schumer (D – NY) joined forces in a speech urging for aggressive revision of gun control regulation.
Their demands are entirely reasonable: don’t allow online or gun show purchases without a background check, fix the flaws of the whole background check system to restrict those with violent backgrounds from obtaining weapons, and put a stop to gun trafficking. Read More
Liza Treyger is one of comedy's rising funny gals. Her smart jokes inspire tear-inducing laughs and sneak in commentary about social issues like feminism and sex education. Glittercheese, Liza's debut Comedy Central album, was released last August and is a compilation of more than six years worth of jokes. You might recognize Liza from the roundtable on Chelsea Lately or from Comedy Central's The Half Hour special. Read More
My favorite new phenomenon is the book of essays by female comedians. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say my life would be empty without them. I’ve read Tina Fey’s Bossypants more times than I can count, I practically put my life on hold when Amy Poehler’s Yes Please came out, and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) has gotten me through several hard times. So last week, when it was announced that the newest it-girl comedian Amy Schumer got a multimillion-dollar book deal with Simon & Schuster, I kind of lost it. Read More
Over recent years the media has been buzzing about the lovely and talented Emma Thompson, as she graces red carpets and interviews alike with her heart on her sleeve and a wit that won’t quit. Winner of multiple Academy Awards and Oscars, this vivacious actress has become known for her talent as well as her innate ability to speak her mind in the most unapologetic way that can only be described as awesome.
One thing she is not afraid to speak on: feminism. “I’ve been a card-carrying, radical feminist since I was 19,” she says. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Aug 27, 2015
It’s hard to imagine a more hilarious duo than Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence. The two funny ladies intrigued us with Instagram photos of them hanging out together this summer, and now JLaw has made an exciting announcement: they’re writing and co-starring in a movie together.
Lawrence let the news slip during an interview promoting “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” with the New York Times. Lawrence said that she and Schumer (a former BUST cover star) — have been writing a comedic screenplay for a movie in which they will co-star. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Aug 04, 2015
Nearly two weeks ago a gunman opened fire during a screening of Trainwreck in Lafayette, Louisiana. Eleven people were shot and three people were killed, including the gunman. Now, actress and comedian Amy Schumer is working with her second cousin Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) as he unveils new legislation to combat gun violence.
The two Schumers presented the proposed legislation at a news conference Monday. The legislation would reward states that submit information to the background-check system and penalize states that don't comply. "These shootings have got to stop. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Jul 27, 2015
Last week, Amy Schumer met with two Australian radio hosts, Matt Tilley and Jane Hall of KIIS 101.1, to discuss her new movie, Trainwreck. And a train wreck is exactly what happened.
Matt Tilley asked a few questions that Schumer was not happy about—and understandably so. Unsurprisingly, Schumer didn’t put up with his bullshit.
After discussing the costumes in the movie, Tilley asked, “Do you have the word ‘skanky’ in America?” Schumer cleverly responded, “We do have that word. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 30, 2015
For weeks following the announcement that Jon Stewart would be leaving The Daily Show, people speculated about who would be the next host.
Here at BUST, we were anxious to see a woman’s name in the mix, and on Friday, we learned that our prayers came close to being answered.
Comedian Amy Schumer recently revealed that Comedy Central approached her for the gig. However, much to our disappointment, she turned down the offer. Schumer noted that the five-year contract is what ultimately caused her to pass up the coveted position of The Daily Show host. Read More
BY Alice Lawton
in Eat Me
on Jun 26, 2015
Ever since Hooters opened, many have wished for a male version of the popular chain restaurant. Amy Schumer’s hilarious “Lunch at O’Nutters” skit further explored this desire for a male Hooters. Finally, someone has answered those prayers and opened Tallywackers in Dallas, Texas.
Young, muscular men walk around the restaurant serving food in tiny shorts and tank tops. The tank tops are required because of food safety laws, but that doesn't mean you won't see plenty of bare chests. The waiters are constantly ripping off their shirts for photo-ops and birthday wishes. Read More