Some People Can’t Stand Amy Schumer’s Cooking Show: ‘She’s Always Been Horrible’
When coronavirus (COVID-19) hit and the whole world had to quarantine, people got very creative. We had to come up with unique ways to keep busy at home, so we wouldn’t lose our marbles. Celebrities were no exception. They shared stories and videos about how they were spending lockdown time. Talk show greats like Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon started filming their shows at home.
Some celebrity chefs also continued their shows from the comfort of their homes. Amy Schumer— who is not a chef at all — started her own cooking show with her husband (who does happen to be a chef). The show is getting mixed reviews from viewers, and they seem to either love it or hate it.
Who is Amy Schumer?
Amy Schumer is an actor and comedian who is best known for her edgy humor and self-deprecating jokes. Schumer’s parents owned a baby furniture company in Manhattan, but when her father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis the company went bankrupt, and the family moved to Long Island, according to Britannica.
Schumer attended Towson University, earning a theater degree and developing a passion for comedy. She began to work as a stand-up comic and then made her television debut on the show Last Comic Standing in 2007. She began working on various projects with Comedy Central in 2010, and eventually got the green light for her own show, Inside Amy Schumer.
Inside Amy Schumer began in 2013, and in 2014 Schumer won a Peabody Award. In 2015, she received a prime-time Emmy award. 2015 was quite a year for the comedian — she also made her way to the big screen in her semi-autobiographical film Trainwreck.
In 2016, Schumer became the first female stand-up comedian to sell out an audience at Madison Square Garden. After going on tour, the talented star continued to make films, including the comedies Snatched and I Feel Pretty. She also starred in a drama called Thank You For Your Service, which explored the life of an Iraq vet.
Does she have a cooking show?
During the pandemic, Schumer found an interesting way to use her time in lockdown. She and her husband, chef Chris Fischer, started a cooking show from their home on Martha’s Vineyard. Amy Schumer Learns to Cook is now in its second season on Food Network.
The couple recently returned to the kitchen to bring viewers another season full of comfort food and witty banter. Chris is like a big kid in the kitchen and seems to have fun working with his wife. Schumer often acts exasperated with her husband and his childish behavior, but her sarcastic remarks and amusing commentary makes the show feel very laid-back and comforting.
Chris and Amy partner with Food Network to donate a portion of their income to the Know Your Rights Camp, founded by NFL star Colin Kaepernick, according to People.
Why don’t people like her?
Although Amy Schumer Learns to Cook was recently nominated for an Emmy Award (Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program), it seems not everyone is enjoying the show. Food Network viewers recently commented on Reddit about their problems with the show, and with Schumer herself.
One Redditor even stated, “She’s always been horrible.” Another Reddit user had very strong feelings about the show–“I’ve watched 10 minutes of this show and it is the worst product ever to make it to television.” They go on to say that Schumer isn’t very kind to her husband and everything about the show is awful — the camera work, lighting, lack of music, etc. Other viewers that don’t like the show weren’t quite so specific, simply saying that they can’t stand Amy Schumer so they don’t enjoy the show.
Many other Redditors had positive comments about the show, however. A lot of people enjoy the joking between husband and wife, and they don’t feel like it’s that unkind in any way. They love the laid-back feeling and the silliness, and call the show “charming.”