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Amy Schumer returns to area for stand-up show

Amy Schumer returns to area for stand-up show

Tour features material she may have tested at summer stop in Schenectady
Amy Schumer returns to area for stand-up show
Amy Schumer
Photographer: new york times

Comedian-actress Amy Schumer brings her new comedy tour to the Palace Theatre in Albany at 7:30 Thursday night.

The 37-year-old star of the films “I Feel Pretty,” “Snatched” and “Trainwreck” and the Comedy Central TV series “Inside Amy Schumer” has been in the news recently as she announced her pregnancy on Instagram. Schumer married chef Chris Fischer in February. Earlier this month she was arrested after protesting the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Schumer’s tour features all-new material. Fans might remember that she made an impromptu appearance on July 29 at Schenectady’s Mopco Improv Theatre to test some new material.

“She said she was looking for a venue and asked, ‘Do you want me?’ ” a surprised Mopco co-founder Michael Burns said at the time.

“She showed up in her Subaru with a chicken salad sandwich from Stewart’s and said, ‘Where do I park? ” said Albany comedian Dre Cerbin, who ended up opening for Schumer. “It was great.”

Mopco put the word out, and suddenly a packed crowd of about 85 appeared at the North Jay Street theater.

Schumer’s first book, The New York Times bestseller “The Girl with The Lower Back Tattoo,” earned her a 2017 Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album and was released in paperback in August 2017.  

Tickets are $32, $52.50, $72.50 and $120 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or the the Palace Theatre box office.

This is a strict “no cell phones allowed” show. Patrons are asked to leave their phones in their cars or at home. Anyone who brings a cell phone will be required to place it in a locked pouch. 

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