Can Amy Schumer always be on a press tour?
For some actors, press tours can be long, monotonous, and an easy way to find yourself in trouble over a flippant remark made at the end of a long day. (Just see anything from The Avengers interviews for proof). But not Amy. She's turned her months-long sojourn of promotion into a rip-roaring good time. And every talk show appearance and photo call has been rife with Schumer-isms that are more perfect than the last.
In fact, we'd go so far as to say that her Trainwreck press tour is even better than actual Trainwreck.
Have we lost you? Give us a second to explain ourselves. There's certainly no ill will towards the movie. It was great! We laughed, we cried, we idolized Amy Schumer every step of the way. But it's just that we didn't laugh or cry quite as much as we thought we would. Part of it is due to being a diehard Amy fan—when you've seen practically every second of her standup routines there isn't a whole lot of material left to be surprised by. It's also probably due to excessive watching of the trailer; again, the surprise factor is ruined there.
And we'd be remiss if we didn't mention the first-time filmmaker problem. Amy Schumer's quick wit and ultra-dry self-deprecating humor is literal comedy gold onstage and on a sketch-based show, but doesn't always translate perfectly to the pacing of a movie. Did we think Trainwreck was funny, refreshing and almost perfectly-cast? Yes. Did we also think that some scenes were a bit too long or a little too slow? Yes. Which is why we're so obsessed with this press tour: It's basically a nonstop dose of Amy Schumer in her exact element. What more could you ask for?
First there were the talk show appearances. She's been on everything, from The Daily Show to Watch What Happens Live to super obscure foreign YouTube shows and they've all been perfect. Amy is a great storyteller, so there's no better venue for her to riff on what it's like to vacation with the stars or tell self-deprecating jokes about looking like Jennifer Lawrence's coach. Or to snort fake drugs and pretend not to be in the Illuminati. Whatever.
As long as she keeps churning out gems like "I got my meal plan which was like, a smoothie for breakfast, and then like for lunch you journal about that smoothie" while she describes her diet attempts, we're happy.
Then there are the photo opps. The Trainwreck crew is currently in the midst of the international leg of the movie's press tour, which means there are lots of occasions that call for taking pictures with indigenous artifacts to connect with the locals. Which is how the world was given the gift of Amy Schumer and Bill Hader posing inside of a life-size Dutch clog. Just look at this picture. We didn't actually know joy until we saw it. Seriously—show us something that's better than Amy and Bill inside of a life-size clog and we'll show you $1 million.
(We should also give an honorable mention to the German leg of the tour, which is where the recreation of the now-infamous Kim-Kanye photobomb went down. It's no life-size clog, but it's a good second place.)
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Finally, the press tour is giving Amy some amazing Instagram material. The star is already pretty fabulous on the 'gram, but now she has the chance to be fabulous all over the world. Were it not for Trainwreck promotions, we would not get to experience things like, say Amy Schumer bonding with a koala bear.
Or Amy Schumer giving the side-eye to a goat.
Or, most spectacularly, Amy Schumer lip-synching to the Backstreet Boys on a yacht in Switzerland. Thank you, Trainwreck.
Now just remember, this press tour is a blessing. And like all blessings, they're not here forever. This press tour will be gone before you know it, and then we'll all have to get used to living in a world where there isn't a new Amy Schumer clip to laugh at every morning when we turn on our computers. And, more importantly, we'll have to get used to living in a world where Amy Schumer doesn't pose in a life-size Dutch clog. And that's just not a world we want anything to do with.
So here's to Trainwreck 2?