Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Amy Schumer Gives Fans the Inside Story at Sold-Out Consol Energy Center

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Amy Schumer Gives Fans the Inside Story at Sold-Out Consol Energy Center

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Who said Amy Schumer wasn't a topical comedian?

On Saturday night at the sold-out Consol Energy Center, she addressed such pressing matters as gun control, racism and her support of Hillary Clinton.

OK, that added up to about five minutes of her 65-minute set. The other 60, give or take, was about her body and her favorite lady part in particular.

The star of "Inside Amy Schumer," the semi-autobiographical hit "Trainwreck" and various Comedy Central roasts has become one of America's hottest comics by simply talking dirty to us.

"I don't want us to have any secrets," she told the crowd, and she did offer some during the short evening, without going into much detail about her personal life.

This being the week she bared it all, just about, for the Pirelli calendar shoot, she addressed the Annie Leibovitz photo.

"Here's a word you don't want to hear after a naked picture of you goes viral: brave!" (As an aside, despite the bluntness of that photo, there were no press photographers permitted into the show and no review tickets granted.)

On the way to making people feel good about themselves, she ripped on Women's Health magazine (and recent cover girl Gwyneth Paltrow) for its stories about "how to trick your stomach into thinking you ate last week," joked about her lack of intensity at the gym and had a laugh at herself for being the target of paparazzi.

"I am trash from Long Island. I have a back tattoo. I'm not going to start dressing nice," she said, describing her typical workout gear as lesbian gym teacher shorts.

She looked nice Saturday, in a short black dress, her golden hair pulled back, on a stage with just a stool, a wine bottle she sipped from, some notes and a couple video screens. Pretty low overhead, considering that Springsteen has to share the gate with all those band members and crew, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra has to truck in all that pyro and lasers, just to name the next few shows.

Having played here in her club days, she had some working knowledge of Pittsburgh. With just a little help she was able to come up with the name of Eat 'N Park to talk about all the "pageant hair" you'll find there. …

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