Amy Schumer to launch her own podcast, 'Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith'
'Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith' will feature Amy Schumer and three of her close friends talking about everything ranging from love to relationships to sex to comedy.
Having ventured into stand-up comedy in the early 2000s before going on to conquer the scene, Amy Schumer has since tried her hand at writing, creating, producing, acting, and even Broadway. Having earned considerable plaudits in each — she won a Peabody for 'Inside Amy Schumer,' received nominations at the Writers Guild of America and Golden Globes for 'Trainwreck,' and a Tony nomination for 'Meteor Shower' — the Manhattan native is now set to launch her own podcast 'Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith.'
Schumer told the Associated Press in an interview that the primary appeal of launching a podcast was that she would get to record it in the comfort of her own home without the constant attention of cameras around her all the time. The fact that the podcast features Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett, and Keith Robinson, three of her best friends in real life, was the icing on the cake.
"Never will a bra be worn," the comedian joked, adding that speaking for the podcast felt natural because there was "a feeling of us hanging out like we would anyway." But besides Schumer and the trio, a guest will appear each week as well, with comedian and drag king entertainer Murray Hill and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' actress Rachel Bloom making their bows for episode one and two respectively.
Schumer says it will feature her and her friends discussing topics ranging from love, relationships, sex, comedy, politics, and more, and says the idea to host one cropped up because none of the podcasts she listened to, such as weekly public podcast 'This American Life,' Esther Perel's 'Where Should We Begin,' 'Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations,' and Brian Reed's 'S Town,' talked about these issues.
The personal life and marriage will also be a point of discussion. Having tied the knot with chef and farmer Chris Fischer this past February, Schumer claims she's enjoying married life. She said, "It's funny before you're married, people don't really tell you, but then once you get married, you talk to other married couples and they're like, 'Marriage is awesome!' And you're like, 'Yes, it is." She continued by saying, "It was like a secret because they don't want to tell you because they don't want you to be jealous or something. But it's nice. I don't think it's totally necessary, but if you're into it, it's pretty dope."
The idea started out as a joke. "The goals were to make us all some money and just to hang out, honestly," she said, but added that it will allow those who tune in to "be a fly on the wall, just hearing casual conversation with friends and then also sometimes, maybe learn something or hear a perspective they didn't have before."