|Michael Wex. Credit: Jewish News|
|Amy Schumer. Credit: Time|
Schumer's work puts to bed the stereotype of the feminist who lacks a sense of humour. She delivers sketches that are topical and skewer gender politics. The material she writes covers issues such as rape culture and Hollywood's standards of beauty with wit and humour. As Schumer hits mainstream fame, her popularity exposes sexism. Former SJWF guest Emily Nussbaum, television critic at The New Yorker, recently wrote an article about Schumer and feminist humour that is well worth a read. Now in its third season, Inside Amy Schumer airs on Comedy Central.
Schumer has also written the screenplay for her first feature film, Trainwreck. Directed by Judd Apatow of Freaks & Geeks and Knocked Up fame, the comedy will be released in cinemas in July. Make sure to check out the trailer!
Writing comedy is as much an art form as any genre, and we celebrate the Jewish talent coming out of North America - as well as our local stars!