Amy Schumer is famous for putting herself out there in her wild and funny comedy (opens in new tab). But her latest project for for HBO Max (opens in new tab)might change that reputation. The three-part documentary coming to the streaming service on July 9 will show the comedian like never before. Per a press release, the special is "like Jerry Seinfeld's movie Comedian if he had been pregnant" and it'll give a raw look into Schumer's life.
The docuseries—directed by Alexander Hammer, who previously worked on Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, and produced by Schumer—will give a closer look into Schumer's pregnancy with her son (opens in new tab), Gene David Fischer, as well as her process of creating a comedy show that she's unsure she'll ever perform. The HBO Max show will also highlight her marriage with her husband, Chris Fischer, and his journey being diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
Marie Claire got a first look at the documentary in this exclusive clip. In it, Schumer and Fisher discuss each other, their relationship, and how it's changed during the pregnancy.
"It's hard to be in a relationship, but you know, especially when you been alone so long, but I really f**king love him," the comedian says in the clip. She continues, "I love him more than I thought I was capable of loving anybody."
Schumer and Fisher were first linked in fall 2017. They met each other through Schumer's personal assistant (opens in new tab), Molly, who invited her chef brother to make dinner one night at Schumer's vacation home in Martha's Vineyard. They hit it off and got married only a few months later in February 2018 in a private ceremony in Malibu, California.
The couple announced they were expecting a child in October of that year. During the pregnancy, the comedian suffered the effects of hyperemesis gravidarum (acute morning sickness) even being hospitalized at one point (opens in new tab). Since Gene's birth, Schumer has been very open (opens in new tab) on social media about her journey with in vitro fertilization, revealing she and her husband are now freezing eggs in case they want more children in the future.
All three episodes of Expecting Amy will be available to stream Thursday, July 9, on HBO Max. Watch the exclusive clip below.
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Bianca Rodriguez is the Fashion & Luxury Commerce Manager at Hearst Magazines, covering fashion, beauty, and more for Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Town & Country. She likes lounging about with a good book and thinks a closet without platform sneakers is a travesty.
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