Amy Schumer joins the podcast game


By MESFIN FEKADU

AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK

Amy Schumer is used to getting glammed up for red carpets, TV shows and movies, but for her new podcast, it was all about comfort.

“Never will a bra be worn,” the Emmy-winning comedian, actress and author said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday.

“Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith” launched Thursday and was recorded in her apartment with her comedian-best friends Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett and Keith Robinson. The original Spotify podcast will be widely available, and Spotify will have additional exclusive content.

“I mean, that was part of the draw,” Schumer said of taping at home without cameras filming. “There’s just such a feeling of us hanging out like we would anyway.”

The casual environment helped set the tone for the weekly podcast, which features Schumer and friends discussing love, relationships, sex, comedy, politics and more. Guests will appear each week; comedian Murray Hill and “Crazy-Ex Girlfriend” actress Rachel Bloom are featured on episode one and two.

Schumer said some of the podcasts she listens to includes “This American Life,” “S-Town,” Esther Perel’s “Where Should We Begin” and “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations.” But part of the appeal of doing her own was because she’s hadn’t heard any podcast like the one she wanted to produce.

The idea of doing a podcast started as a joke, Schumer said, and she had been thinking about doing it for a year.

“The goals were to make us all some money and just to hang out, honestly,” she said, adding that the podcast will let listeners “be a fly on the wall, just hearing casual conversation with friends and then also sometimes, maybe learn something or hear a perspective they didn’t have before.”

Schumer and friends also discuss their personal lives on “3 Girls, 1 Keith.” She tied the knot in February and said she’s enjoying married life.

“It’s funny, before you’re married, people don’t really tell you, but then once you get married, you talk to other married couples and they’re like, ‘Marriage is awesome!’ And you’re like, ‘Yes, it is,”’ she said.

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