'Inside Amy Schumer' returns after six-year absence – Newsday
A new season of "Inside Amy Schumer" will begin streaming on Paramount+ Oct. 20, the comedian and streamer announced Tuesday. Credit: Invision / AP / Chris Pizzello
Playfully signing her missive "The Duchess of Long Island," comedy star Amy Schumer joined Paramount+ on Tuesday to announce on their respective social media that the long-awaited fifth season of "Inside Amy Schumer" would premiere on the streaming service on Oct. 20.
"Hey yo! I wanted to bring back 'Inside Amy Schumer' to burn any remaining bridges," the Rockville Centre-raised Schumer, 41, wrote in an image of a draft letter, complete with doodles and copy editing marks. The provocative and often risqué series, which ran from 2013 to '16 on the basic-cable network Comedy Central, "is returning for another season, and it's better than ever. Well, not as good as season 3," which won a 2015 Emmy Award for outstanding variety sketch series. "But close."
She jokingly concluded, referring to the recent death of Britain's Elizabeth II, "It's what the Queen would have wanted."
Schumer — whose current comedy tour takes her to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury Thursday after two dates this past weekend at Madison Square Garden's Hulu Theater — went on from the show to star in movies and on Broadway, earning a Tony Award nomination for lead actress in a play for her work in 2018's "Meteor Shower." "Inside Amy Schumer," in addition to its Emmy, also was a 2014 recipient of a Peabody Award, which honors both journalism and entertainment that "reflect the pressing social issues and the vibrant emerging voices of our day."
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