The CBS Home Entertainment February 23, 2021 complete-series DVD set of the 2013-16 Comedy Central series "Inside Amy Schumer" provides the second bite at the apple that makes physical media so awesome. This convert to the comedic stylings of the titular foul-mouthed darling of the Comedy Central roasts was not adequately grabbed by the Schumer pilot to grant it a season-pass on a near-capacity Tivo; watching the DVDs of this three Emmys winner showed the error as to that hasty judgment.
The tried-and-true formula of "Inside" is a series of sketches, stand-up that takes a page from the "Seinfeld" playbook, person-on-the-street interviews, and "Amy Goes Deep" segments. These episodes often loosely revolves around an amusingly "adult" theme, such as STDs and penis size.
Schumer additionally treats us to parodies of television commercials. The award for the best faux ad goes to a short about "Finger Blasters" which are chicken tenders that are designed for dipping.
Presenting a twisted version of the trope of "the nicest kids in town" descending on Mom's kitchen in search of an after-school treat is hilarious. A scene-stealing teen boy, whose stand-out moments including trying to persuade a girl to a triple-finger blast only then to sniff the finger, is a sketch highlight.
The following YouTube clip of the "Finger Blasters" sketch allows you to judge Amy for yourself.
"Deep" often provides insight into a world about which viewers have limited knowledge. These include a former telephone sex line operator, a well-endowed man, and a porn producer. A highlight of the talk with the filmmaker is the tale of the consequences of getting too close to the action. Schumer being Schumer even manages to make a chat with a young boy a little edgy,
The broad (pun intended) appeal of the Schumer humor is that it is funny because it true. On a related note, Comedy Central deserves praise for airing content that definitely offends people who cannot take a joke. There is NO doubt that Schumer tells such prudes to "pleasure" themselves.
The self-involved callous disregard persona of Schumer is one of her best sides. A highlight of this is a sketch in which she plays a woman obsessed with her sandwich order while having lunch with a man talking about being near the World Trade Center on 911. A similar bit has Schumer reliving the "trauma" of an objectively not-so-unpleasant flight in a segment on a television series about surviving great hardship.
A related look at whiners is a hilarious sketch in which Schumer faces an intervention for being addicted to buying a round for the house. Suffice it to say that this is not limited to nights of drinking.
We also get copious material as to Schumer essentially being a man with his reproductive organs on the inside. This includes a sketch in which a group of guys at the local bar get worked up seeing the Schumer character prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is one of the boys.
The best example of all the Schumor (and her many guest stars) is a sketch in which Zach Braff ("Scrubs") plays the husband of the Schumer character. A poker night with with the boys includes crude tales of sleazy hook-ups.. The Braff character getting shot down every time that he tries to share encounters with the Schumer character provides plenty of laughs. Schumer providing a wonderful raunchy climax ends this social commentary on a perfect note.
CBSHE supplements all this with unaired sketches and interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. We also get outtakes that supplement the bloopers that leave us wanting more at the end of each "Inside" episode.