On the same day that the hilariously in-everybody’s-face comedian Amy Schumer debuted the first Season 3 episode of her excellent sketch series Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central made damn sure not to give her a Viking funeral and renewed the comedy for Season 4. When Key & Peele is taken into account, it’s pretty obvious that Comedy Central has cornered the market on biting sketch comedy.
Despite not bringing in as many viewers as it’s worth, especially during each episode’s first airing, Inside Amy Schumer remained a critical darling throughout its first two seasons, receiving nearly as many compliments as there are genitalia references in the show. I genuinely thought that Schumer might back away from it for a year or two, given her film career will undoubtedly take off after the release of Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, which she wrote. Never have I been more pleased to be wrong, though.
Schumer, who was reportedly one of the many people Comedy Central considered as a replacement host for The Daily Show, recently won a Peabody Entertainment Award for Inside Amy Schumer. She also made the list of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, hosted this year’s MTV Movie Awards, and was on one of the sweetest Entertainment Weekly covers of all time. (All those little bottles!)
If Season 4 is going to be anything like everything else Inside Amy Schumer has given us, then we’re in store for a slew of explicitly poignant looks at gender inequality, both between men and woman and between women and women. Season 3 will be taking on Bill Cosby’s alleged rape career, birth control problems and much more, featuring a ridiculous assortment of guest stars. We can look forward to seeing Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Goldbum, Dennis Quaid, Broad City’s Abby Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Paul Giamatti and about a million other funny actors and actresses.
In particular, Season 3 debuted with the predictably confrontational episode “Last Fuckable Day,” which featured a hilarious small town football sketch that took on an extremely ugly problem, as well as guest stars such as Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Patricia Arquette. And then there was the music video that kicked it off, “Milk Milk Lemonade,” which featured appearances by Amber Rose and Schumer’s Trainwreck co-star Method Man. Watch it in all of its fudge machine glory.
Be sure and watch Inside Amy Schumer every Tuesday night on Comedy Central at 10:30 p.m. ET. Season 15 or bust.