We don’t need to tell you that “2015 was a big year for Amy Schumer” because everyone (including Barbara Walters) has already said it. And it’s true: She’s been everywhere this year, from her beloved Comedy Central sketch show, to her first starring role in a feature film, to venues and awards shows across the country. With such an astounding breakout year, it’d be easy to classify the comedian as “over-hyped,” but she more than proves she’s worth the praise in her first comedy special for HBO, Live At The Apollo. In the Chris Rock-directed hour, Schumer brings the laughs and shows off her wit and versatility.
Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo hit DVD shelves earlier this month, so, in conjunction with the release, The A.V. Club and HBO are giving away copies of the special to five of our readers. For your chance to win one of the DVD copies, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Live At The Apollo.” Be sure to include your name and mailing address in the body of the email. U.S. entrants only. On Wednesday, December 16, we’ll select five winners at random from our eligible entries and notify them via email shortly thereafter. Estimated retail value for the DVD is $19.99. You can watch a brief trailer for Live At The Apollo below.