“The British Amy Schumer” -Arrives On Amazon This Fall with Fleabag

In TV by Beyond The Geek1 Comment

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, known for her brash, foul mouth frank humor is bringing her talents across the pond with help from Amazon Original. Amazon has produced a 6 episode series based on her award winning her one woman show, Fleabag. Phoebe won an Olivier award nomination and the Stage award for best solo performance, (big deals in the UK).

Fleabag, takes a humerus peak into the life of 30 something anti-heroine trying to live a modern life, only be bogged down by grief in London.

“Rarely does talent as special as Phoebe Waller-Bridge appear,” said Joe Lewis, Amazon’s Head of Half Hour series. “From writing to acting, Fleabag is as compelling as Phoebe’s talents are undeniable. We’re excited to let customers laugh, cry and occasionally watch things get real awkward.”

Waller-Bridge commented, “I’m over the moon to be working with Amazon on Fleabag. They are true risk-takers and it’s incredibly exciting to be alongside the other amazing shows they are creating. This character is very close to my heart and I’m thrilled that she gets to cause mischief on both sides of the pond. I never imagined in a million years Amazon would be ordering something from me.”

Like Schumer, Waller-Bridge is credited with being a pioneer for women in comedy. She’s know for her bitting wry-humour, something I know I dig. Personally, I love finding new comedians, so I’m looking forward to this. Also, she’s into Batman, so, points for that! What do you guys think?

Here’s an older promo for the stage version, give you a bit of a taste:

From the show: “F*ck it. Today I’m going to be a new person. No more slutty pizza’s. No more porny wanks. Lots more lovely threesomes. GO. The fleabag bites back. ”

*Photo from the UK Standard.

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