But while the comedian, 34, has a knack for doling out the insults, she proudly places herself front and center as the target of her own jokes. "I'm putting my dirty laundry out there, and I don't want to be around people who pretend they don't have any," she tells GQ in its new cover story.
Schumer's dirty laundry is wide-ranging – she spills to the magazine, in which she poses provocatively as a naughty Princess Leia, about a sexual encounter she had with a taxi driver, her onetime relationship with a sex addict that helped inspire Bill Hader's character in Trainwreck, and her thoughts on her own shelf life as a celebrity.
She also hopes that her self-skewering humor helps inspire a certain sense of truthfulness – and, ultimately, emboldens the women who watch her.
"It was empowering to put all those insults about myself out there," says Schumer. "I love being in my own skin, and I hope other women start feeling better about themselves and waste less energy being ashamed of their bodies."