WATCH: Amy Schumer Gives Hilarious Acceptance Speech at Glamour Awards
Amy Schumer is killing it lately, with a show that’s been praised for its overtly feminist content and critical accolades up the wazoo. That includes winning Glamour magazine’s Trailblazer of the Year Award. In collecting her award, presented to her by comedy legend Jennifer Saunders (of Absolutely Fabulous and French & Saunders), Schumer basically did a standup set that went more than blue in a few places and had the audience in stitches.
Speaking of being nonplussed by beauty standards, Schumer gave her most quoted line of the night: “I’m probably 160 pounds right now, and I can catch a dick whenever I want…It’s not a problem.”
She went on to talk about early feelings of awkwardness about her body, telling a story of losing her two front teeth in fifth grade and getting her period the same week, making her essentially “a jack-o-lantern with tits.” She described how female comics who appear on magazine covers are basically the butt of misogynist jokes, lauding Glamour for letting her just being herself.
“Glamour has given me a voice,” the comedian said. A bit later, after a harrowing story of a terrible hookup with a guy in college, Schumer said, “I told that story, just about losing your self esteem, and then just, like, finding it. And being like, no, I’m not going to apologize for who I am. And I’m going to actually love the skin that I’m in, and not be striving for some other version of myself."
She admitted she makes fun of women’s magazines because they’re “great fodder,” made light of how they make women feel like their genitalia is never quite good enough, and then went after men in the audience who weren’t laughing. (The jokes involved male underwear and looking “like a coal miner wiped their brow at the end of a shift.”)
“Yeah, I feel like I burned all the bridges possible,” Schumer said at the speech’s conclusion.
Check out the full 10-minute speech below.