Amy Schumer’s New Self-Shot Cooking Show Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

updated Apr 14, 2020
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Amy Schumer performing stand up routine
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If you thought you might use your time at home during the pandemic to catch up on old episodes of TV because they can’t make any new ones, you thought wrong. It seems that even with everyone left to their own devices, entertainers will find a way. Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live produced an episode via Zoom, and the Pioneer Woman and her family made a TV special with their own phones and cameras. It might not look the same, but it’s still great content.

Now, an entirely new show is in development for the Food Network, and it combines two of the things we need most right now: food and funnies. The show is set to star none other than comedian Amy Schumer and her chef husband, Chris Fischer. The show is set to debut a little later this spring.

While many people may be familiar with Schumer’s comedy career, including her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer, her less-famous husband has a storied cooking career including working at Babbo in New York and The River Café in London, as well as writing the James Beard Award-winning book, The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook

Their new show, tentatively called Amy Schumer Learns to Cook, will have eight 30-minute episodes, and each will feature Fischer cooking up comfort food while Amy makes cocktails. The couple will be shooting the show themselves (no word on where their toddler will be or who will be keeping him out — or in — the shots), as they walk people through pasta night, brunch, tacos, and fridge clean-out.

“Chris and I are excited to make this project with Food Network combining our two passions,” says Schumer. “For Chris it’s cooking and for me, eating.” But jokes aside, they also underline the seriousness of the times that call for them to make this unique type of show by tying in personal donations to The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program and select domestic violence organizations.

It’s got it all, folks: food, funnies, and heart! We can’t wait.