Amy Schumer to Star in HBO Comedy Special Directed by Chris Rock

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Amy Schumer speaks at Tribeca Talks: After the Movie: Inside Amy Schumer during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studio on April 19, 2015 in New York City.  

This is the first HBO special for the Comedy Central breakout & "Trainwreck" star.

Amy Schumer is set to headline her first HBO comedy special, the network announced Thursday (May 7).

The special, which will be directed by Chris Rock, will tape at the Apollo Theater in New York on May 29 and air later this year.

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“Amy is one of the most inspired comics working today, and we hope her first HBO special marks the start of a long and beautiful relationship,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “This event is even more special because our good friend, the incredibly talented Chris Rock, is directing.”

The special is just the latest feather in Schumer's hat. The comedian is in the middle of another acclaimed season of her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, which just won a Peabody Award, and she is starring in Judd Apatow's summer comedy Trainwreck. Rock is coming off of his well-received directorial debut Top Five.

The special is also a coup for HBO. Most recently, many white-hot comics like Aziz Ansari, Chelsea Handler and Chelsea Peretti have all turned to Netflix to debut their latest specials. 

Schumer will write and exec produce with Mike Berkowitz and Jimmy Miller.

Schumer is repped by UTA, Mosaic and Schreck Rose.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.


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