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Comedian Amy Schumer performs at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on April 9

Comedian Amy Schumer performs at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on April 9
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From a press release:

Comedian and actress Amy Schumer makes her debut at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, April 9.

Tickets, which start at $39, plus fees, go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.) and all Ticketmaster outlets. A special Internet-only pre-sale will take place on Thursday, March 3 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. for Mohegan Sun Arena’s Backstage Club e-mail subscribers. To join the list, visit

Schumer has proven herself one of the entertainment industry’s leading forces as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director.

She is the creator, star, writer, and executive producer of the award-winning “Inside Amy Schumer,” the popular Comedy Central television series that premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of that year. The show, which is currently in production on Season 4 and was recently picked up for a fifth season by Comedy Central, will be returning on April 21.

“Inside Amy Schumer” recently won the Writers Guild Award for “Best Comedy/Variety Sketch Series.” Last fall, the show was honored with the first-ever Emmy Award for “Outstanding Sketch Variety Series.” She was also nominated for “Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series” and “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.”

Schumer received honors for “Individual Achievement in Comedy” and “Outstanding Achievement in Comedy” from the Television Critics Association in 2015. Additionally, she was awarded the 2015 Critic’s Choice Television Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series.” Among the show’s many accolades, it also received the prestigious Peabody Award in 2014.

This fall, Simon & Schuster’s imprint Gallery Books will publish Schumer’s first book, which is set to be released in September 2016.

Schumer is currently in production on the independent film “Thank You for Your Service” opposite Miles Teller with director Jason Hall. The film is an adaptation of David Finkel’s book of the same name and follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.

Soon after, Schumer will begin shooting an as-yet-untitled mother-daughter adventure comedy opposite Goldie Hawn with director Jonathan Levine. The film centers on a mother-daughter duo trapped in a vacation gone wrong. Schumer and Kimberly Caramele are executive producing the project and completed additional script work on Katie Dippold’s screenplay. The film will be released by 20th Century Fox.

Schumer’s Universal Pictures hit “Trainwreck” dominated the 2015 summer comedy international box office. She wrote the film, which co-starred Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, LeBron James, and Vanessa Bayer. Judd Apatow directed the film, which was nominated for two Golden Globes, including “Best Actress, Comedy or Musical,” as well as “Best Picture, Comedy or Musical.” Additionally, she won the Critic’s Choice Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy” and was nominated for a Writers’ Guild Award in the category of “Original Screenplay.”

Her one-hour HBO comedy special “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” directed by Chris Rock, premiered on Oct. 17, 2015 and was HBO’s most-watched Saturday night comedy special debut since December 2009. The special earned her a Writers Guild nomination for “Best Comedy/Variety Special.”

In 2015, the British Academy of Film and Television honored Schumer with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for “Excellence in Comedy.”

As a stand-up comedian, she continues to tour to sold-out shows around the world. Schumer’s hit one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central, “Mostly Sex Stuff,” stands as the network’s highest-rated original stand-up special since 2011. She was also one of the featured comedians on Comedy Central’s “Roast of Roseanne,” which followed her memorable and quotable performance on the 2011 “Roast of Charlie Sheen.”

She made her network debut in 2007 when she starred on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and soon after co-starred on “30 Rock” and received her own Comedy Central Presents special. Her other television credits include FX’s “Louie,” HBO’s “Girls” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” as well as Adult Swim’s “Delocated.”

Additional film credits include “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” starring Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightley, and “Price Check,” an independent feature opposite Parker Posey, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Her album “Cutting” placed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Charts and has been included on multiple Best Comedy Albums of the Year lists.

Schumer is a founding member of The Collective, a New York-based theatre company, and a graduate of the William Esper Studio, where she studied for three years.