Though we still await his return to the stage, Chris Rock is presenting new stand-up material but this time from behind the scenes. As mentioned, Chris stepped in to direct Amy Schumer’s first comedy special. With Harlem’s Apollo Theatre as the backdrop, fans will get a chance to see the upcoming work on HBO in October.
Amy Schumer is having probably her best Summer ever, what with the huge success of Trainwreck and the wrap of another incredible season of Inside Amy Schumer, for which she was just nominated for an Emmy earlier this month. So it seems perfectly serendipitous that her HBO stand-up special, Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo, is coming next. The just-announced premiere date is Saturday, Oct. 17, and the special, which was shot in May and directed by Chris Rock, will have Schumer joking about everything you’d want her to: sex, relationships, LA vs. NY, and wine. Obviously.