Amy Schumer, a Towson University alumna and nationally-known comedian, attributes a lot of her comic inspiration to the Muppets, according to a story published by the Capital Times.
“I just watched ‘The Great Muppet Caper,’” she told the newspaper. “And I was like, ‘Wow, so much of who I am comedically came from the Muppets.’”
Schumer graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in theatre. Since then, through plays, movies, television and stand-up, the 31-year-old has steadily made a name for herself on the national stage.
She tells the Capital Times:
“When I first did stand-up…other headliners were like, ‘If you keep working hard you’ll be able to make a living this way’ and I just didn’t believe it. Then a college agent came to a show and was like, ‘Do you want a college agent?’ Then a manager came and was like, ‘Do you want a manager?’
“I’ve never been seeking anything. It sort of found me, and now I feel like I blinked and I’m here.”
Read the full Capital Times story here.