- Network: Comedy Central , Paramount+
- Series Premiere Date: Apr 30, 2013
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Not everything works in the two episodes made available for review, but even the ones that miss elicit a few chuckles. You can't ask for more from sketch comedy than that — except maybe the chance to hear Jon Glaser say the words "monthly drippy-drips."
Great comedy can come from a place of rage and indignation — that was the default mode for the late, lamented Full Frontal with Samantha Bee — but it’s a tougher needle to thread than, say, when Schumer satirized Friday Night Lights or Aaron Sorkin. ... Mostly, though, the new stuff works by finding ways to unleash the fury of Schumer and the other writers while maintaining a sillier vibe.
Season 5 of Inside Amy Schumer is another amusing showcase of the comedian’s deftness when she sticks to what she knows rather than trying to comment on a larger spectrum of issues, like too many progressive comics aim to do. ... Overall, the series’ post-Trump comedy feels more relaxed and less concerned with having something important to say. At times, that lack of urgency or desire to feel timely is refreshing; some solid counterprogramming to Ziwe or Saturday Night Live. Other times, the show comes off as unenthusiastic about its own existence.
Fans will find the same puckish feminist flavor as before, with perhaps a few more politically pointed punchlines. (Not surprising, given the times.) These can seem a little obvious. ... At its best, Schumer’s work goes off on unexpected tangents. ... The sketches are accompanied less effectively by short “behind the scenes” comments from Schumer and her team.
Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 2 out of 8
Mixed: 0 out of 8
Negative: 6 out of 8
Oct 30, 2022I didn't expect to see this but I'm glad to have this show back and funny as ever! We need more comedy these days.