Amy Schumer: Growing

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  • 2019
  • 1 hr
  • 5.5  (4,423)

Amy Schumer's Growing is a stand-up comedy special that offers viewers an insight into the comedian's life as a newly-wed wife, pregnant woman as well as her thoughts on feminism, relationships, and motherhood. The 61-minute special was directed by Amy's long-time collaborator, comedian and writer, Jesse Peretz, and premiered on Netflix on March 15, 2019.

In this comedy special, Amy Schumer brings her signature brand of edgy and candid humor to her personal experiences. She starts off by discussing her journey to new-found happiness after marrying her husband Chris Fischer. In classic Amy fashion, she jokes about her new, lofty position as a "wife" and how it affects her feminist beliefs, while also giving an update on her pregnancy and its challenges.

Throughout the show, she takes on a wide range of topics from intimate taboos such as gender roles in relationships and sexual preferences, to more political issues such as gun control, reproductive rights, and immigration. Amy unfailingly maintains her honest and non-judgmental approach as she expresses her thoughts on these topics.

One of the most poignant parts of the special is when Amy talks about the criticism she received for her recent work, and how it affected her mental health. She pushes through the pain and shares how she learned to take care of herself and her mental well-being. There is an authenticity in her stories that is both relatable and refreshing, and that's what makes Amy such a widely-beloved figure.

The set design is simple and minimalist, with only a stool and microphone as props, allowing the audience to focus solely on Amy's sassy remarks and punchy delivery. The editing, like in most of Amy's shows, is slick, and transitions between different parts of her monologues are seamless. Overall, the production is seamless, capturing Amy’s charm and wit.

While Growing may not be the same raunchy, unapologetic material that Schumer is famous for, it still packs a punch in terms of humor and honest storytelling. Her delivery is sharp and unflinching, as she hits on everything from body-shaming to sex positions. This special is undoubtedly funny, frank, and worth watching not only for comedy lovers but anyone interested in the life and experiences of a modern-day feminist icon.

In summary, Amy Schumer's Growing is a bold, empowering and hilarious comedy special that showcases her unwavering principles of honesty and self-expression. She undoubtedly takes her art to the next level by opening up about her personal life and her beliefs, and delivers laughs with her signature brash style. Overall, this is one of the best stand-up comedy specials of recent times and will leave the audience thoroughly entertained.

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