Amy Schumer Is Returning to Netflix with a New Comedy Special: 'It's The Best...I’ve Ever Done'
Amy Schumer will debut her second Netflix comedy special on March 19
Amy Schumer has a hilarious announcement about her baby’s gender — and her new comedy special!
The 37-year-old actress announced her new Netflix original comedy special Amy Schumer Growing, which will land on March 19, on Instagram Tuesday.
“Hi guys, it’s me, Amy. I know it probably seems like I’ve been pregnant for like a 1,000 years to you guys. It’s not just all relaxing and eating donuts,” she said while taking a bit out of a chocolate donut.
She continued, “What I wanted to announce was the baby’s gender, which we’re so excited to say, we don’t care what the baby is. However, the baby identifies it’s fine. Whatever the baby’s sexuality is, anyway the baby’s identifies is cool with us as long as it doesn’t identify as a DJ, because that’s heartbreaking.”
Schumer added, “The big announcement is that I’ve taped a special. I filmed it in Chicago for Netflix. It’s coming out March 19. I’m really proud of it. It’s called Growing and I think it’s the best special I’ve ever done.”
This is Schumer’s second Netflix comedy special for the streaming giant. Her first, Amy Schumer: The Leather Special, was available globally on March 2017.
Since then, plenty has changed for the I Feel Pretty actress. She married chef Chris Fischer on Feb. 13, 2018, in Malibu, California in a surprise ceremony in front of 80 guests. Some of her closest friends attended, including actress Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Larry David and David Spade.
Months later, Schumer enlisted help announcing her pregnancy in October 2018 — asking Jessica Yellin of News Not Noise to announce it for her via Instagram Stories.
The actress has frequently shared her pregnancy journey on Instagram — including her struggles with hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition marked by persistent sickness which can lead to dehydration and weight loss.
In November, Schumer was hospitalized for the condition. It’s also caused her to postpone a few stand-up shows.
“The last few days have been tough. I’m grateful as hell and know it’s temporary but tough just the same,” she wrote in late November.
One thing that makes it easier to deal with? “Knowing that I’ll feel better after I throw up,” she told Today co-host Savannah Guthrie during a sit-down at the beginning of January. Schumer added at the time that she’s “midway” through her pregnancy.
Meanwhile, Schumer has kept her sense of humor throughout it all. On Jan. 3, she wished Fischer a happy birthday by noting how he is slowly starting to resemble Emeril Lagasse.
“Happy birthday Chris. I love the man you’re turning into ❤️,” she captioned a side-by-side photo of Fischer and Lagasse.