Amy Schumer HBO Comedy Special Gets Director Chris Rock
Inside Amy Schumer creator/star Amy Schumer is set to headline her first HBO comedy special, with Chris Rock set to direct. The Amy Schumer HBO Special will be filmed at the Apollo Theater in New York City on May 29, with HBO set to air the special later this year. Here's what HBO's Michael Lombardo had to say about the special in a statement.
"Amy is one of the most inspired comics working today, and we hope her first HBO special marks the start of a long and beautiful relationship. This event is even more special because our good friend, the incredibly talented Chris Rock, is directing."
The comedian's Inside Amy Schumer is currently airing its third season on Comedy Central, and she also wrote and stars in the upcoming summer comedy Trainwreck, which hits theaters on July 17. Her one-hour Comedy Central stand up special Mostly Sex Stuff was the highest-rated comedy special on the network since 2011. Her other acting credits include Louie, Girls, Delocated and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Amy Schumer will write the currently-untitled special and executive produce alongside Mike Berkowitz and Jimmy Miller. Chris Rock is coming off his recent directorial effort Top Five, which he also wrote, produced and starred in. Fans can start purchasing tickets for the May 29 Apollo Theater shows at 7:30 and 10:30 this Friday at TicketMaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.