Amy Schumer’s love story with husband Chris Fischer is available on Netflix. The comedian has a new special called Amy Schumer: Growing out this week on the streaming service.
During her stand-up routine, which was filmed in Chicago in December 2018, Schumer reveals her husband has a medical condition that initially differentiated him from the sea of men she was dating.
“I knew from the beginning that my husband’s brain was a little different than mine,” she told the crowd when it was filmed (according to Entertainment Tonight). She then added, “I have to start this over, because I really want to get this right. Because I love him very much.”
“My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger’s. He has autism spectrum disorder. He’s on the spectrum,” she continued. “There were some signs early on.”
For example, once the couple went on a walk together and she tripped. His reaction was atypical of a usual response of asking if she was okay or if he could help her. “He kind of froze and became a lighthouse, opening and closing his mouth,” she recalled.
Once Schumer saw the full scope of the situation, she found it endearing. “Once he was diagnosed, it dawned on me how funny it was. Because all of the characteristics that make it clear that he’s on the spectrum are all of the reasons that I fell madly in love with him,” she continued. “That’s the truth. He says whatever is on his mind. He keeps it so real. He doesn’t care about social norms or what you expect him to say or do.”
The couple married in February 2018 at an estate in Malibu. They recently celebrated their one-year anniversary and are currently expecting their first child together.
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