Two comedians made Barbara Walters annual list of the 10 Most Fascinating People this year and you’ve probably already guessed that one of them is Amy Schumer. Schumer has been in more headlines on The Interrobang this year than any other comic for her meteoric rise in fame with the release of her movie, Trainwreck which she wrote and starred in, two giant tours (Oddball Comedy Tour and the Trainwreck Tour), hosting the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, a stand up special at the iconic Apollo Theater, opening for Madonna, a gig at Madison Square Garden, and a whirlwind summer of press appearances, magazine covers, and red carpets culminating in a spot in this year’s Pirelli Calendar shot by Annie Liebovitz– an honor all its own.
Also on Walter’s list, is the always fascinating Tracy Morgan, who has made 2015 the year he comes back after being in involved in a terrible car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. After a year out of the public eye, Morgan has come back strong starting with a surprise appearance on the Emmys, an interview on the Today Show, and following that up with a gig hosting Saturday Night Live, a return to the stand up stage at The Cellar and The Stand, a role in the movie fight fight, a huge 2016 tour announcement, a brand new house, an ad campaign for Footlocker, a wedding, and he’s in talks to play Redd Foxx in the Richard Pryor biopic.
At first we thought there was a third comedian on the list, but it turns out Walters named the real Bernie Sanders, and not master impersonator James Adomian on her list.
“Barbara Walters Presents: 10 Most Fascinating People 2015” will also feature actor Bradley Cooper, American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland, Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, UFC champion Ronda Rousey and fashion designer Donna Karan.