7 female comics on what makes amy schumer who she is

in praise of amy

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This year will be remembered as the year when Amy Schumer went from popular stand-up to comedy superstar. In a recent profileThe New York Times said Schumer was "on the verge of replacing Louis C.K. as the pacesetter in stand-up," which basically means that Schumer—thanks in large part to the transcendent third season of her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer—is now one of the biggest draws in comedy, period. It's an incredible rise for a comedian who in 2007 was testing out her chops on the reality show, Last Comic Standing, and it's capped today with the release of Trainwreck, the crass romantic comedy Schumer wrote and stars in. To take stock of Schumer's incredible rise in a male-dominated industry, we asked seven of her peers for their thoughts on what makes Amy Schumer who she is.