Amy Schumer, Michael Cera, Kevin Kane, Yamaneika Saunders, Lavar Walker, Laura Benanti, and Violet Young talk to The Knockturnal‘s Kinsey Schofield about Hulu’s original dramedy, Life & Beth.
Like so many creatives during the pandemic, Amy Schumer used her downtime to reflect and to create and the result of that reflection is Hulu’s latest dramedy, Life & Beth. Originally titled Love Beth, based on the concept of Amy going back and reading her old journals as a teenager, Life & Beth revolves around a woman that should technically be happy with her life… but isn’t. She has an amazing boyfriend… no, “parter,” a financially enriching job that involves copious glasses of wine… a luxury apartment in New York… and a fierce set of girlfriends. As Beth navigates where her unhappiness stems from, you revisit her childhood and how those moments affect who she is today. (Shout out to Michael Rapaport who plays Beth’s very sweet and helpless father.)
There is no lack of handsome on the screen as Beth fights to find her happy place. Jonathan Groff , who is single-handedly the reason that I still watch Glee reruns, plays an Instagram-perfect hook up with a dark secret. Her boyfriend/fiance (played by Kevin Kane) is totally adorable in a Kevin from The Office sort of way. Speaking of The Office, Michael Cera’s John in Life & Beth just might be the best mix of Dwight Schrut and Michael Scott the world has ever seen.
Life & Beth is not what you would typically expect from Schumer. The series is very sweet and vulnerable and certainly a project that the comedian should be proud of. I’m especially a fan of the way that Amy portrays adult female friendships and the importance of family and forgiveness.
You can stream Amy Schumer’s Life & Beth on Hulu beginning March 18, 2022.
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