Amy Schumer Is Making a Quarantine Cooking Show with Chef Husband Chris Fischer
Amy Schumer Learns to Cook is being shot entirely in the couple's home kitchen and will air on Food Network.
The Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer had its share of hilarious food-themed sketches, including one where Amy and her roommate, Kelsie, face off in a Chopped-like cooking competition for drunk people called "Sauced."
The two women get back from a night out and find the show's host and a panel of judges in their apartment. They're given twenty minutes to "create an unforgettable meal" using the only ingredients that they had on-hand: a two-year-old container of Chobani yogurt, four baby carrots, a withered-looking lime, and a bottle of prescription medication.
It's probably safe to say that Schumer's next foray into televised cooking shows will have a slightly more upscale ingredient list—but it will undoubtedly be just as entertaining. On Friday, Discovery announced that Schumer and her husband, chef Chris Fischer, have been tapped for their own show on the Food Network, one with the (tentative) self-explanatory title Amy Schumer Learns to Cook.
The show's premise is simple enough: it's basically just a married couple cooking together while they're quarantined at home. (Stars! They're just like us!) Fischer will be preparing the "farm fresh meals," while Schumer has been put in charge of the accompanying cocktails. All eight episodes will be filmed in their actual home kitchen, and each show has a specific theme, including brunch, tacos, pasta night, and "fridge cleanup." (Hello, half-eaten container of Chobani.)
"Amy and Chris will give an unprecedented look at their lives as they are quarantined in their house,” Courtney White, the president of the Food Network, said in a statement. "Shot entirely themselves, Amy’s boundless humor and Chris’ culinary skills show viewers how they navigate life while at home making the best of these turbulent times with some good laughs and good food.”
Schumer said that the show combines two things that the couple loves. "For Chris it’s cooking and for me, eating," she joked.
"With everything going on in the world right now, we are so grateful to be able to share an entertaining and informative experience with viewers," she said. "And it is more important than ever to look out for one another, so Chris and I will be making donations to causes dear to us—The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program and select domestic violence organizations."
During that "Sauced" sketch on her Comedy Central show, Schumer's contribution to the contest was mayonnaise that she spooned out of a Myrtle Beach coffee mug. It's probably for the best that Fischer's handling the entrees this time.
No airdate has been set just yet, but production on the eight-episode series began last week.