See Amy Schumer Photobomb the "Game of Thrones" Cast Backstage at the 2015 Emmys
Shortly after winning an Emmy on Sunday for her Comedy Central sketch series, Amy Schumer spun into the backstage press tent like a cyclone of quips and comic energy. Peering into the crowd of tired reporters slumped over laptops and half-empty soda cans, Schumer cracked, "First of all, the energy in here is amazing."
Like Jon Stewart moments before her, the comedian couldn't help but poke fun at the press interrogating her — but she also interspersed her razor wit with genuine sincerity and gratitude for the latest milestone in her hallmark year.
After charming TV audiences on the Emmys red carpet earlier that day, Schumer was asked what goes through her head while walking Hollywood's crimson plank. "I usually disassociate, which is only available to you if you had a poor childhood," the comedian cracked.
Schumer was careful to note, however, that her memorable Kimye photobomb — when she fake-tripped in front of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Time 100 event in April — was a conscious decision: "I attribute that moment to seeing these two people who are, you know, media moguls in their prime, in their moment, and wanting to do something to remind everyone that we're all human and no one is more special than anyone else."
Schumer also spoke about finding strength in the women around her — "not just in my career [but in] my whole life ... My best friends are female comics, and all my friends from high school, and my sister ... I am lucky to be around a really strong supportive group of women." Now that Schumer is on TV and in movies, the comedian also revealed that she finds strength in “every woman I walk past on the Upper West Side, from 13-years-old to 73, saying, 'Keep going, Amy.' I feel very supported by women."
There was one woman with whom Schumer was especially thrilled to be hanging on Sunday. "Just to be presenting with Amy Poehler," Schumer said. "She's the best. And [the fact] that I can stand there and talk shit with her in the commercial break and it’s like a dream right now." Noticing the Emmy in her hand, she added, "This, too."
The comedian was quick to bring up another one of her new A-list acquaintances, interrupting her musings on the state of sketch comedy with this joking name-drop: "But I think the person who would bemost interested in this answer is probably Madonna, who I opened for three days ago and that was the shit."
Schumer recently schmoozed with another powerful blonde, Hillary Clinton, while on Ellen, but that experience was more terrifying, the comedian admitted. "It was very hot out and I was dressed like a plus-size Elsa from 'Frozen' ... I'm such a Hillary fan so it was amazing to be that close to someone I'm hoping is our future president, and also humiliating because I was wearing giant red roller skates fearing I would lose my life at Rockefeller Center."
On Sunday night, though, Schumer felt no fear or humiliation — simply joy that Inside Amy Schumer won the variety-sketch-series prize.
"When I won, I just thought, I can't wait to hug my sister, and that was the first thing I did," the comedian said, before swiftly undercutting her sentimental answer. "I was sitting in a separate spot from the writers because I'm really famous, so it was exciting to see them all onstage and just be like, 'Wow, you're such a group of dirt bags.' And just, like, being so proud of everybody."
As for how she was going to celebrate her Emmy, Schumer did not mince words: "I'm going to black out," she said. But before that, it seems, she was able to tick off yet another bucket-list item in a year full of them — a portrait with the cast of "Game of Thrones."
My real family pic.twitter.com/bGqV1XUgYi
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) September 21, 2015
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