The eight-episode series will be set in Martha’s Vineyard as Amy Schumer takes up new trades
Actress, comedian, and mom Amy Schumer just landed her second HBO Max unscripted series. Coming on the heels of Amy Schumer Learns to Cook, this one’s called Amy Learns To…, which means we’re not actually sure what she’ll be doing but it will center around her learning a new skill or craft from a local expert in her husband Chris Fischer’s hometown of Martha’s Vineyard.
The eight-episode series will likely be full of one-liners and (crossing fingers) cameos of her son, Gene. She’s previously teamed with HBO Max for her docuseries Expecting Amy, which documented her difficult pregnancy as she continued to tour and do standup. She also has a Hulu scripted comedy Life & Beth coming out this year and is working on five new installments of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer with Paramount+. That’s it? It’s a good thing she’s taking it easy.
Her Amy Schumer Learns to Cook show on The Food Network was wildly popular and if you haven’t seen it, you should. Her chef husband makes a ton of yummy-looking items and if you love fennel, you’ll love him even more. While Schumer does get her hands dirty, she mostly drinks, cracks jokes, and pets her dog, which I personally love.
“We are thrilled to be working with Amy again! She is sure to surprise and amaze us with her willingness to push boundaries and try something new, always with a hilarious spin,” HBO Max exec Jennifer O’Connell told The Hollywood Reporter.
There aren’t a lot of details out right now but Deadline reported that, among other things, she will learn to dive for clams, sell real estate, perform a magic trick, and repair a roof. What could go wrong there?
More recently, she’s been posting about her life as a mom to Gene and recently a throwback to when she performed at The Garden. “5 years ago today I was the first female comic to headline @thegarden I sold it out a few times and I will be back,” she wrote next to a short video of the event.
When she’s not selling out shows, she’s always vocal on social media about matters close to her heart, including Black Lives Matter, gun control, and women’s rights. She’s not afraid to put some of her feelings about politics into her standup routines. Hundreds walked out of a show back in 2016 after she called Trump an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake- college-starting monster.” I doubt she was too bothered by it.
In response to the news of this new series being created, Schumer said, “We are pumped for this.”