On Amy Schumer’s break up (dating a comedian must be bloody hard)

It came out today that Amy Schumer and her boyfriend Ben Hanisch have broken up after dating for a year and a half. They appeared to really like each other and he seemed to be a nice, normal guy – not a celebrity rock star throwing televisions out of windows, just a furniture designer (a furniture designer who looks like a lot like Chris Evans. )

Amy Schumer Ben Hanisch

About two months ago, I sat down and watched Amy’s Leather Special on Netflix. She did her Amy Schumer thing and went no-holds-barred on sex and what it’s like to have conjugal relations with Ben, including that story of how he yawned while she was giving him oral. For a brief moment, I wondered how comfortable I would be if my partner was mining our sex life for jokes. Let’s assume Amy cleared all of this with Ben first before she went live.

Of course, when you date a comedian, any comedian – chances are they will take your relationship and use it as material. Those are the breaks of dating someone who is funny for a living. On the other hand, if you’re a normal Joe Blow and you care about what the people around you think (particularly what your grandma may say about your girlfriend telling a very large Netflix audience that you came on her t!ts) then dating a comedian may not be for you.

Which is not to say that Amy shouldn’t say whatever she wants, whenever she wants but that flipside is that future partners may be more reticent about being with her, because how many people are actually okay with that kind of exposure? Pardon the pun.

Thinking positively and moving forward for Amy however (after she’s drank a vat of wine and cried herself to sleep for two weeks straight), the breakup and subsequent dating adventures will definitely create enough material for any upcoming Leather Special 2.


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