Amy Schumer Gets Extroverted About Being A 'Classic' Introvert

"It seems strange, but yeah."

There’s no punchline here.

Amy Schumer wasn’t joking on Monday’s “Late Show” when she opened up about being an introvert. In her new book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, the comedian shares a variety of personal stories, but the reveal that she prefers to be somewhat withdrawn was the biggest surprise for Stephen Colbert.

Schumer is one of the most popular comics around, so you can understand Colbert’s bewilderment. However, she explains that performing is actually ideal for her situation. 

“I’m onstage and I’m yapping, and then I’m in my hotel room by myself,” said Schumer. “It seems strange, but yeah, I am a classic introvert.”

Actually, having some time alone is the best thing for introverts. Schumer says she just runs out of energy and needs some time to reboot.

“I don’t want to talk to anyone. If I see someone even I like at the gym, I’m like, ‘Oh God.’ It’s like, you wanna recharge and be alone,” said Schumer.

We hear that, Amy. Without time alone, we’d probably all be “trainwrecks.”

”The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.



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