Thursday, 3 December 2015

Inside Amy Schumer: DVD Review

Inside Amy Schumer: DVD Review

Rating: R18

Released by Roadshow Home Ent

Amy Schumer has had a blistering 2015 and this collection of her two series goes someway to explaining why.

Mixing stand up, skits and NY set street chats complete with some near the knuckle humour, Schumer skewers perceptions, cooks a snook at Hollywood sexism and generally elicits as many laughs as she can.

It's helped by some strong writing which mocks the double standards and some moments that shock; there's no target off limits and no boundary too hard to push. Explicit humour is threaded through here and there, but make the contrast between the hypocrises that Schumer's trying to demonstrate and actual attitudes stand out.

If season one is strong, season two sees the show and its humour hit its straps and vault its own ambition. Complete with a mischievous twinkle in her eye and a geniality which is disarming, Inside Amy Schumer is a devious treat, a daredevil sketch show which hits more often than it misses

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