Chris Rock Directs "Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo," the Comedy Stars First Stand-Up Special

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14 October 2015
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 "Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo"
Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on HBO
            AMY SCHUMER: LIVE AT THE APOLLO, featuring the comedy star in her first HBO stand-up special, debuts SATURDAY, OCT. 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). Directed by Chris Rock and taped May 29 before a live audience at New York’s iconic Apollo Theater, the one-hour special features Schumer talking about her life.

            Other HBO playdates: Oct. 17 (12:30 a.m., 3:20 a.m.), 19 (10:30 p.m.), 23 (midnight), 27 (10:30 p.m.) and 29 (1:00 a.m.), and Nov. 12 (2:30 a.m.), 18 (2:25 a.m.) and 26 (11:00 p.m.)
            HBO2 playdates: Oct. 21 (10:00 p.m.), 24 (2:45 a.m.), 28 (11:30 p.m.) and 30 (9:00 p.m., 3:30 a.m.), and Nov. 5 (midnight) and 25 (2:45 a.m.)
            The special will also be available on HBO NOW and HBO GO.

            Amy Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the Peabody Award- and Emmy®-winning series “Inside Amy Schumer,” and also won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for the series this year. Schumer was recently seen in the feature film “Trainwreck,” which she wrote and stars in. Her one-hour stand-up special, “Mostly Sex Stuff,” stands as the highest-rated Comedy Central original stand-up special since 2011. Schumer’s other credits include “Louie,” “Delocated” and HBO’s “Girls” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Chris Rock directed and starred in the critically acclaimed film “Top Five.”

            Schumer joins a long list of stellar comedians who have starred in HBO stand-up specials, including Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, George Carlin, Jamie Foxx, Jerry Seinfeld, George Lopez, Sarah Silverman, Bill Maher, Katt Williams, Wanda Sykes and Lewis Black.

            AMY SCHUMER: LIVE AT THE APOLLO is directed by Chris Rock; written by Amy Schumer; executive produced by Mike Berkowitz, Jimmy Miller, Amy Schumer, Tony Hernandez, Steven Ast; produced by John Skidmore; producers, Kim Caramele, Kevin Kane.


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