Expecting Amy: Season 1

Expecting Amy: Season 1

Expecting Amy: Season 1

Three-part series following comedian Amy Schumer as she tours 42 American cities, while pregnant, in preparation for her stand-up special, Growing. The highs and lows are all chronicled: from the day she found out she was pregnant, to performing sell-out shows, to the emergency trip to hospital and the birth of her son. From director Alexander Hammer (Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé).

2020USA
ComedyDocumentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
27 August 2021

Part I: Conception

From finding out she’s pregnant, to morning sickness, to the gender reveal moment, comedian Amy Schumer documents her pregnancy as she prepares to go on tour.

EPISODE 1.2
27 August 2021

Part II: Gestation

Amy is diagnosed with hyperemesis, a complication that causes severe nausea during pregnancy. Plus, a flashback to Amy’s wedding and a look at her relationship with partner Chris.

EPISODE 1.3
27 August 2021

Part III: Birth

Heavily pregnant, Amy continues performing in front of a live audience. She makes a big decision about the birth of her child and welcomes son, Gene David Fischer.

Expecting Amy: Season 1 / Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

“Expecting Amy” is a funny, frank, open book of a documentary — sort of like a stand-up-comic version of “Truth or Dare.”

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Variety

Variety

Schumer is someone who cannot not be working, and her work is translating her experience into the form of a joke. This makes Expecting Amy both a poignant sort of reclamation project and an elaborate if hardly needed defense of her career.

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CNN

CNN

Because Expecting Amy offers such an intimate portrait, it's almost impossible to separate the project from the person, meaning one's interest level in Schumer going in will likely determine the extent to which this docuseries diary delivers.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The series works best as an authentic look at what it's like to be two humans engaged in the complicated, messy business of making a new human.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

If Ali Wong radicalized pregnant raunch, Schumer radicalizes pregnant rawness. She refuses to cut away, and, in turn, refuses the audience comfort.

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