Amy Schumer's Mom Is 'Never Embarrassed' by Her Raunchy Jokes
The actress and comedian revisited her hometown and old high school during an interview with CBS News's Sunday Morning
Surprisingly, she’s not shocked.
Schumer’s mother, Sandy Schumer, admitted that her famous daughter’s sometimes x-rated bits don’t offend her during a segment with CBS News’s Sunday Morning.
“I will tell you honestly, no,” she told Mo Rocca when he asked if she’s uncomfortable with the 34-year-old’s humor. “I’m never embarrassed.”
During the segment, Schumer and Rocca also visited her alma mater, South Side High School on Long Island, New York. The Trainwreck star surprised a drama class, and even dished out some life advice.
“This is such a time in your lives when all these insecurities creep in and you’re looking in the mirror like, ‘I don’t look like all the Kardashians,’ ” she told students. “And you think that that’s wrong. But it’s not. You should just totally look in the mirror and just love yourself, and be like, ‘This is the package I come in, and I’m just going to embrace it.’ ”
Despite her mom’s glowing approval, she also advised the high schoolers against trying to please their parents.
“And don’t try and make your parents proud, because it’s impossible,” she said. “They don’t understand!”
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Schumer also spoke about why she tends to be graphic in the sketches on her hit Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer.
“If you can be that honest about something that’s so seemingly forbidden,” she told Rocca. “Because that’s when the most ridiculous stuff happens. It’s such a weird thing.”
Schumer recently stood her ground against critics that argued that her comedy about race could be deemed insensitive.
The star responded to backlash through Twitter, explaining that she takes her job as a comedian seriously, which means she won’t be playing it safe.
The actress is fine, however, with fans labeling her comedy as feminist.
“If I’m preaching for women’s equality, then sign me up,” she said on Sunday. “It’s so crazy that people don’t identify as feminists. I think it’s only people that don’t know the definition.”