“Inside Amy Schumer” returns April 21, or right now — if you choose to click on this clip featuring Schumer, “Hamilton” creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the stirrings of a misbegotten hip-hopera titled “Betsy Ross.”
Not content with merely pumping out promos and teases — the usual suspects — Comedy Central appears to have gone one better here and pumped out a tiny chunk of the fourth season of its white-hot property. This segment will appear in the second episode of the 4th season — a season that will also have Schumer meeting “a bad boy chef, give birth at a tea party, and . . . elected president of the United States.”
Separately, CC announced the new season guests, and there’s quite the lineup for a season that will (in part) revolve around the theme that “you can never be too exposed . . . ”
Names include: Selena Gomez, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Liam Neeson, Harvey Keitel, Laura Linney, Jennifer Hudson, Lena Dunham, Julianne Moore, Josh Charles, Steve Buscemi, Michael Strahan, Miranda . . . (full list at the bottom of this post).
And speaking of Miranda, he stars in the “Betsy Ross” skit, which also stars Schumer’s sister (also “Inside Amy Schumer” producer) Kim Caramele, both of whom pitch Miranda on a new interpretation of the life of Betsy Ross (1752-1836), who would most certainly be thankful to not have lived to witness this.
Rockville Centre-raised Schumer — hopelessly enamored of “Hamilton” — decides to create her own hip-hop opera, but also needs investors. Miranda, who is lured into her clutches with the promise of appearing on her show, will do.
She performs a few condensed acts, with props (including a mop) and fully costumed sister. Meanwhile, Questlove provides musical accompaniment.
Bottom line: This is amusing, while Miranda is game, and so is Questlove (stick around for him). Schumer recently got a considerable amount of free publicity for tipping a bartender $1,000 at the Richard Rodgers (where “Hamilton” is running) for a $77 bar tab. Miranda returns the favor here.
And as promised, the full list of 4th season guests: Selena Gomez, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Liam Neeson, Harvey Keitel, Laura Linney, Jennifer Hudson, Lena Dunham, Julianne Moore, Josh Charles, Steve Buscemi, Michael Strahan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sam Rockwell, Amber Rose, Irina Shayk, David Spade, Julia Stiles, Patton Oswalt, Justin Long, Natasha Lyonne, Andy Cohen, Questlove, Mena Suvari, Jim Norton, Michael Ian Black, Anthony Bourdain, Chris Parnell, Amber Tamblyn, Rachel Dratch, Abby Elliott, Jessica Williams, Bridget Everett, Jon Glaser, Perez Hilton, Missi Pyle, Ralphie May, Tim Meadows, Jon Benjamin, Reg E. Cathey, Sarah Chalke, Jemaine Clement, Vernon Davis, Greg Olsen and F. Murray Abraham