Amy Schumer, comedy's next funny queen. (PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter / @amyschumer)


Amy Schumer, the stand-up who was slammed for her Ryan Dunn joke in September, has been quietly taking the comedy world by storm.

With fellow comedienne Whitney Cummings now busy with her hit NBC show, Schumer has remained one of the strongest upcoming female acts.

But who exactly is Amy Schumer, the 30-year-old comedian who happens to have Curb Your Enthusiasm on her resume?

Schumer, a New York native, first entered the comedy scene in 2007, during season five of the reality TV show Last Comic Standing. Schumer placed fourth on the show, as Jon Reep (Dodge Ram commercials) took home top prize that year.

In 2009, Schumer was the first female comic to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She achieved the same title the year after, appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

A graduate of the William Esper Studio (Aaron Eckhart, Kathy Bates), Schumer also earned her own Comedy Central Presents special, which aired in April 2010.

Schumer has written for Cosmopolitan magazine, co-hosted a weekly music show with Blink 182 member Mark Hoppus on the Fuse network and to date, still does stand-up in New York.

New York - I'm so glad I started there . . . I think New York keeps you on your toes. I think you've got to be really strong to move to New York and flourish there as a comic. It's a tough scene there, Schumer told Splitsider in April.

You know, on any given night, I'm doing a show with [Dave] Attell or Jim Norton or Colin Quinn or Nick DiPaolo. Just my favorite comedians. So if they're going to walk through the club during my set, I want to be doing something worthwhile, and really not wasting anybody's time, she added.

Schumer raised eyebrows in the comedy world and beyond, after her appearance on the Charlie Sheen Roast. On the show, the comedian made a joke about late Jackass star Ryan Dunn, who was killed in a car crash in June.

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend Ryan Dunn, Schumer told Jackass co-star Steve-O at the Roast.

I know you were thinking, 'It could have been me,' and I know we were all thinking, 'Why wasn't it?' she said.

Unlike many angry viewers and critics, Sheen showed his support for Schumer following the show.

Shocking!! @amyschumer . . . You're beautiful . . . funny . . . and incredibly mean!! And I love you!! Xo c, Sheen wrote on Twitter.

Since the Roast, the Amy Schumer comedy train has rolled into college campuses across the US, on the Conan show on TBS and most recently, The Howard Stern Show.

In April, Schumer released her first comedy CD, Cutting, under the Comedy Central label.

The funny woman is expected to appear alongside Steve Carell in an upcoming film called Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, due in 2012.

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