Touring your stand-up act around the country to prepare for an upcoming comedy special is not easy work, and it’s even tougher when you’re doing it all while pregnant. That’s the focus of an upcoming documentary HBO Max announced today from Amy Schumer, whose most recent special, Growing, debuted on Netflix back in March.
Here’s the log line for the documentary, tentatively titled Expecting Amy:
The unfiltered documentary shows the struggle, strength and ambition that has made Schumer one of the singular comic voices of all time. It takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Schumer goes through an extraordinarily difficult pregnancy while touring to prepare for a stand-up special. From hospitalizations to going out in front of a crowd of thousands, to quiet moments at home with her family, Schumer shares it all. Beginning the day she found out she was pregnant, through the birth of her child, she showcases her incredible journey on the road, revealing just how challenging it can be working night after night, week after week, with no regrets or excuses. Expecting Amy (wt) offers a hilarious and raw 360 degree look at this new stage of her life. With her family and colleagues along for the ride to support her and keep her sane and balanced, she does it all with perseverance, heart and the priceless sense of humor she’s known for.
“Women are warriors, every one of us. And I hope sharing my story brings more awareness to the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth,” Schumer said on the project. Expecting Amy will be edited by Alexander Hammer, who previously edited Beyoncé’s Homecoming. A premiere date for Schumer’s documentary has not been announced, but HBO Max is expected to launch sometime in spring 2020. Schumer also has a new comedy series coming to Hulu next year titled Love, Beth, which was announced back in July.