Everything You Need to Know About Amy Schumer’s Husband, Chris Fischer

FYI, he's a chef

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ICYMI: Amy Schumer is nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Stand-Up Comedian on Television (Amy Schumer: Emergency Contact). So, will the 42-year-old comic bring her husband, Chris Fischer, to the awards show?

Back in 2018, our comedy hero announced that she and her then-boyfriend of three months tied the knot in a private Malibu, California, ceremony. Naturally, we want to know everything about the man who captured Schumer’s hilarious heart, so we did some digging. Here, seven facts about Fischer that piqued our interest. 

1. He’s a Chef

Fischer worked as a sous chef at Mario Batali’s New York City restaurant Babbo and at London’s River Cafe. He also ran the restaurant at The Beach Plum Inn on Martha’s Vineyard, which Michelle and Barack Obama reportedly consider their fave eatery on the island.

Schumer previously joked that his occupation is one of the reasons they’ll never get divorced. “That is right. I can’t lie. He knows what’s going on. We have a prenup, but we don’t need it,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “He’s a chef, he’s a chef!”

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2. ...With a Mean Green Thumb

Fischer took over Beetlebung Farm, his family’s farm on Martha’s Vineyard, in 2010. Schumer’s family also owned a farm when she was growing up, so their love of agriculture definitely makes them two peas in a pod. (Sorry.)

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3. He’s an Award-Winning Cookbook Author (NBD)

Schumer’s hubby snagged the 2016 James Beard Award for American Cooking for The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook. His debut cookbook offers delicious New England recipes and regales readers with stories about butchering his own meat and hauling lobster pots. (Which means he’s probably making surf and turf for Schumer on the reg. So jealous.)

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4. His Motto Is ‘Family First’

Fischer knows blood is thicker than water, whether it’s running the family farm or, as he told the James Beard Foundation in an interview, sitting down to lunch with “four generations of family.” In fact, family may be the reason he and Schumer got together in the first place. His sister reportedly worked as Schumer’s personal assistant and introduced the couple.

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5. He Has Autism

He was diagnosed with autism after the duo tied the knot in February 2018. Schumer discussed her husband’s discovery during an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “People just don't know much about autism,” she said. “They’re like, ‘Oh does he love to count? Should we drop a bunch of straws on the floor and will he count them?’”

She continued, “It’s really given us so many helpful tools. I think it’s a good thing for people to check it out and get tested so you don’t spend your whole life feeling like you're bad or wrong…my favorite people are on the spectrum.”

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6. He Understands the Allure of a Robust Red

When he’s not hanging with Schumer or cooking for the Obamas, Fischer is a part-time wine instructor at Boston University’s Metropolitan College. Swoon. A man after our own heart.

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7. He’s a Dad

Schumer and Fischer welcomed their first child, a son named Gene, in May 2019. While discussing the possibility of Gene having autism, Schumer revealed that it’s the least of her worries. “I will pay attention and try to provide him with the tools he needs to overcome whatever challenges come up like all parents,” she told Us Weekly. “I’d be disappointed if he liked the Big Bang Theory and NASCAR, not if he has ASD.”


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