Even with a groundbreaking Comedy Central series ( Inside Amy Schumer), a movie comedy ( Trainwreck) and a memoir ( The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo), Amy Schumer, 35, is first and foremost a stand-up comic. She returns to her roots with a new Netflix comedy special, launching March 7. Here are five facts about the native New Yorker. 1. She was voted Class Clown and Teacher’s Worst Nightmare by her senior class at Long Island’s South Side High School.
2. Her great-grandmother Estelle Schumer was a New York bootlegger during Prohibition.
3. She practices Transcendental Meditation and avoids caffeine.
4. Her go-to karaoke song is Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man.”
5. A former competitive volleyball player, she still plays at the beach.