It’s been a rough few years for comedy, but at long last the Amy Schumer bubble is on the verge of bursting. Schumer’s rise was fast and came from nowhere—much like the majority of her sex jokes—but certain events have pushed her out of the spotlight in a curt and emotionless way—not unlike the majority of her sex jokes.
Schumer’s dominance didn’t bode well for female comedians with more to talk about than tired tropes of hooking up and 'that time of the month'. But like an airborne virus, her limited scope dominated the landscape, forcing others to fall in line or risk irrelevance.
It got to the point where Schumer was held on a proverbial pedestal and those outside the comedy world wondered why more female comics weren't exactly like her. As if it wasn't hard enough being a female in a male-heavy business, this unwarranted fascination forced women with unique voices to live up to an arbitrary archetype.
Then, joke stealing allegations and Amy’s Comedy Central series hiatus happened all at once, finally opening the public ear to the variety of voices that have always been there despite recent trends unnecessarily sidelining them.