Comedian Amy Schumer is getting her first HBO Comedy special — a heralded series that's welcomed Louis CK, George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres, and many others — and it's being directed by comic legend Chris Rock. Schumer will tape the standup show on May 29th at New York's Apollo Theater, and it'll premiere on the cable network later this year.
Rock has relatively few directing credits (remember Head of State? I Think I Love My Wife?) but found critical acclaim for last year's Top Five, which he wrote, directed, and starred in. His stand-up career is universally acclaimed; Rock has won two Emmys across five HBO Specials.
For Schumer, it's just another high point of an already standout year for the comedian. The latest season of Inside Amy Schumer has managed to up the ante from her first in terms of bite and satire. Trainwreck, the Judd Apatow-directed project she's written and will star in, premieres July 17th.