Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Amy Schumer at Horseshoe Tunica Friday

Posted By on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 12:07 PM

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Amy Schumer will raunch up Bluesville at Horseshoe Casino this Friday, September 26th. Schumer got her big break on the 2007 season of Last Comic Standing. Since then, she's had a slew of guest roles on series like Girls, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, Louie, and Delocated. Cultivating a large cult following with her own brand of gross-out and sex-based humor, her comedy falls into the same territory mined by Chelsea Handler — only not pretentious.

Schumer’s breakout performance on the Roast of Charlie Sheen helped launch her into the pop-culture stratosphere. Her five minute, profanity lace diatribe skewered everyone from William Shatner to Mike Tyson to Sheen himself. The highlight of her insults was the comparison of Tyson’s facial tattoo to a tramp stamp. From 2010-2012, Schumer co-hosted Hoppus on Music, with musician Mark Hoppus. The talk show aired on Fuse.

Since 2013, she has starred on Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central. The show blends sketches with Schumer’s stand up and off beat interviews. Her 2011 comedy album, Cutting, broke Billboard’'s top five and was on multiple best of lists that year. A sample of the tracks on the album let you know where you're headed: “Masturbating,” “Cockblock,” and “Asshole” are just a few of the gems.

The comedian's next project should launch her into super stardom. Trainwreck is due out in July 2015 and stars Schumer along with an ensemble cast that includes Bill Hader and Tilda Swinton. The film was co-written by Schumer and comedy juggernaut Judd Apatow, who also produced and directed.

This will probably be your last chance to catch Schumer at a local appearance. If Apatow's previous films are any indication, she’s set to join the ranks of Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel and others whose careers skyrocketed after their starring turn in an Apatow summer blockbuster. Not to mention the fact that Schumer can tell a dick joke that would make the Diceman blush.

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