Amy Schumer dropped her Netflix one-hour special, and it’s a flaming pile of junk.
Let’s start off with the title and look: Leather. She jokes about how terrible she looks in it, and she isn’t kidding. But at the end of the day, we do have to spend an hour looking at it, and it’s not flattering.
Her topics are strange and not funny, despite her being funny with similar topics in the past. She tries to make up for it by being self-deprecating, and even that just falls flat.
I used to appreciate Inside Amy Schumer, but something went terribly wrong here. I don’t know if she was just trying too hard or ran out of material…but when she turned it political and into a PSA for gun control, it just seemed out of place.
If she had been funny until that point, I would’ve applauded her effort at bringing around awareness to who can stupidly get a gun permit…but when it’s all downhill, throwing a speedbump in there just makes the viewers go careening into a tree.
She also tried for the “German Jewish jokes”, and whilst Gilbert Gottfried might have gotten away with these, her nonchalant attitude towards the jokes just made them sad.
Even her topical non-dirty humor couldn’t cut the cheese (and yes, you the reader laugh at that, and I just got more laughs (and a lot less money) than Amy did from any normal person during this special).
In all fairness, I did laugh once about halfway thru. Once. A single ‘Ha’. And then nothing until five minutes left.
Strangely she started referencing Alfred Hitchcock and seemingly fell into her comfort zone and things seemed to be righting on this hole-laden dinghy, but just like that the hour was over, and it was too little too late.
All that was missing from this Looney waste of a special was Porky Pig coming out at the end and dropping a ‘That’s All Folks’.
Recently Schumer wrote on Instagram:
The alt right organized trolls to attack everything I do. They organize to get my ratings down. Meeting in sub Reddit rooms. They tried on my book and movies and tv show.
But I hate to break it to her…they may be out to get her, but this is still a terrible piece of television.
Biggest waste of an hour on recent TV, and barely manages a 2 out of 10.