Albuquerque Journal - Parade - - Personality -

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.

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