For a raunchy gal who likes to drink and talk smack about sex (and, probably any day now, talk sex about smack), Amy Schumer is certainly an interesting proponent of feminist/humanist principles. The new season of “Inside Amy Schumer” is very funny and, just below its surface, very thoughtful, writes Yahoo TV critic Ken Tucker. Think it’s impossible to make a funny rape joke? Schumer not only does it, but she extends the premise to offer a critique of rape culture, sports and celebrity.
Schumer likes to present herself as a lazy goofball, but the quality of her work proves the opposite.
Yahoo TV critic Ken Tucker
Schumer hits another peak of pointed funniness in a sketch that finds her partying with Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Patricia Arquette. The occasion? It’s Louis-Dreyfus’s “last f–kable day.” The idea is that in showbiz, there’s an age that any woman in Hollywood reaches after which she is perceived by the industry as not being appealing in a sexual sense to the desired moviegoing demographic. It’s a concept you may have heard before, but Schumer and her impressive array of guest stars make freshly vicious fun of this kind of institutionalized male thinking.