The Bold Career Move Amy Schumer Made That’s Paid Off Big-Time

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Consistently topping our girl-crush list for a host of reasons (like making us laugh without fail and clapping back at body-shamers in the best way), Amy Schumer is the epitome of a modern, successful woman—one who’s witty, whip-smart and not afraid to play by her own rules. In her July cover story for Vogue, the 35-year-old comedian delivered an insightful look into her fast-and-furious reality—one that’s consumed by a headlining stand-up gig at Madison Square Garden later this month, an impending book release and a work-in-progress screenplay co-written by none other Jennifer Lawrence. Her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, has received widespread, enthusiastic attention in just a few short seasons—a feat rooted in shrewd business decisions by Amy herself. In the article, she reveals her decidedly bold move to hire writers with little experience working in TV. “I think that partly explains our success,” she said, “because they aren’t seasoned old vets who have seen every joke in the world. It was new to all of us.” A reminder to trust your gut, that move has clearly paid off for the Trainwreck actress, and shows a continued commitment to doing things her own way. Head over to Vogue to read the rest of the interview, which includes everything from how her family life shaped her comedy to voicemails from Hillary Clinton.