Then and now! Amy Schumer started doing standup comedy when she was just 22 years old and has since become a major A-lister. Now, nearly 20 years later, she’s still impressing audiences and has undergone a gorgeous transformation over the years.
The Trainwreck star reflected to Vogue about her first big moment on stage in 2003.
“It was at the old Gotham on 22nd Street. It was a bringer. I brought four people, including my mom. I just thought — like every other a—hole — I could kind of, like, maybe do this,” Amy explained about appearing at the New York City comedy club. “I had a couple hours to come up with a set. I did seven minutes.”
Although she was a comedy newbie, the I Feel Pretty actress knew she needed to define her onstage persona.
“It’s a really disgusting part of comedy: You need to do so much work and be so funny and you also need to understand who you are to people,” she continued. “I didn’t really remember seeing that many women talk about sex in stand-up … But I was like, I’ll be that.”
The New York native went on to have her own Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer, wrote a book called The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, starred in multiple comedy specials and wrote her first film, Trainwreck, in 2015.
In her personal life, the Snatched star married husband Chris Fischer in 2018, and they share a son named Gene, who was born in 2019.
Being in the spotlight also brought a lot of attention to Amy’s physical appearance. She revealed via Instagram in 2020 that she was undergoing antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease and opened up about the unsolicited comments she received about her body after the fact.
“For me, I was diagnosed with Lyme earlier this year, and I definitely lost a couple of LBs,” Amy told model Hunter McGrady during a video chat for Yahoo Life, adding that many people complimented her weight loss. “[It’s] like they’re congratulating you … And I’m like, ‘It’s really just about my health.’”
Amy has continued to stay very candid through the years. In December 2021, the Life & Beth star dished that she dissolved her plastic surgery facial fillers.
“I tried getting fillers,” the Expecting Amy comedian wrote via Instagram along with a selfie at the doctor’s office. “Turns out, I was already full. Thank God you can dissolve them I looked like #maleficent.” Prior to that, in April, Amy shared a video of herself getting CoolSculpting, which is a fat-freezing treatment, done on her chin.
The comedian revealed in January 2022 that she had undergone liposuction around her stomach and lower abdomen. “Never thought I would do anything but talk to me after your uterus doesn’t contract for 2.5 years and you turn 40,” she joked in an Instagram post showing off her flatter tummy and trimmer midsection in a black one-piece swimsuit.
Amy later stated during a March podcast, “I just wanted to say that because if anybody sees me in pictures or anything and they’re like, ‘She looks thinner,’ and whatever, it’s because I had a surgery,” adding, “It’s too hard, and I just wanna be real about it.”
Keep scrolling to see transformation photos of Amy then and now!