Every episode of Inside Amy Schumer deserves to be talked about, but there’s always one segment that rises above the rest and necessitates a little extra conversation. In lieu of recapping full episodes, we’re here to help you with water-cooler conversation by letting you know which sketch was an absolute must-watch.
SNL alum Bill Hader was the MVP of last night’s episode, playing both pervy talk show host Cliffley and a retired porn star struggling to adjust in “Pizza World Nights.” In “Celebrity Interview,” both Hader and Schumer nail a very particular kind of host-guest dynamic: the hot-but-not-particlarly-interesting young actress touring the late night circuit to promote her latest box office hit/critical flop (in this case, Baz Luhrmann’s musical adaptation of Blade Runner).
Inside Amy Schumer‘s most popular sketches tend to have a straightforward feminist takeaway, like the title sketch of “I’m Sorry.” “Celebrity Interview,” however, adjusts the formula a bit, making fun of Amy’s vapid, faux-clueless character (“Amy Lake Blively”—subtlety in parody is for suckers) as much as her increasingly creepy interviewer. All the generic attempts to humanize are there: the insistence she’s really a tomboy; the performative klutziness; the game laughing at Hader’s barely veiled threats to his poor wife “Darflin.” It ends, as most such segments do, in a tsunami of yogurt.