Beside Amy Schumer with Amy’s Sister Kim
PART 1: Dogs
Welcome back guys. On the pros and cons list of working on IAS Season 2, those dogs are the biggest pro.
Here is what a typical day for the writers look like, and how these dogs factor in.
12:00 – 2ish: The writers sit together around a conference table in an office space in Chelsea. Kurt performs his latest beat poetry. Neil is usually into it for a while, then disassociates. Next, everyone pitches scene ideas and Emily makes some lanyard friendship bracelets.
2:15 – 3:00: We break for lunch. Amy and I usually walk a few blocks to a little sushi place near the office. The sushi itself is pretty dope but this is not why we go there. We go there for those goddamn dogs who are prominently displayed in the window next to the restaurant. Amy and I usually visit these fucking miracles in shifts. I will take the first shift while she orders the food for us. Then while we are waiting for the food to come, she will tap me out and I will return to the restaurant in a deep depression, wishing I could have stayed longer.
3:00 – 6:00: After lunch, we walk back to the office where there is usually at least two types of cookies to chose from on the conference table. For a room filled to the brim with, to quote Amy, “morally bankrupt” people, there is a great deal of politeness and self-sacrifice related to the cookies. The rest of the afternoon is spent finishing scene pitches. Some are met with a collective “eh,” while others are greeted with laughter and a “Yesssss!”
PART 2: Questions
Last week, I invited you guys to email me your questions for the writers at BesideAmySchumer@gmail.com. While I thank most of you for refraining from sending me a junk shot, I have to say that my favorite email came from our dad who wrote the following:
“You’re right baby…Kurt Metzger and I really do look a lot alike. “
Dad, that was comment, not a question. I appreciate your support but please get your shit together.
Here are answers to some of your other questions:
-Yes, Kristin, Jessi Klein has heard that she looks like Natalie Portman.
-No Doug, dating me as a ploy to eventually date Amy would not work. Amy prefers to date people who have not had their genitals anywhere near me. She’s weird that way.
- Geo asked what Amy’s character was supposed to have witnessed in the Multiple Personality scene. It was a murder. The cops say it at the very beginning of the scene. Incidentally, I still laugh out loud when I think about Amy saying “I…sars…a moon with a goon.”
Thank you for your questions and please keep them coming.