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Chris Fischer Is Amy Schumer's Husband Who Has Autism — Get to Know Him

Manuela Cardiga
Apr 29, 2021
06:40 A.M.
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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer's life has changed a great deal since she married Chris Fischer, who has an autism spectrum disorder.


Funny woman Amy Schumer's wacky stand-up act has always been based on her personal life, and her experiences with sex and dating. Since 2018 Schumer has had plenty of new material.

She married celebrity chef and restauranteur Chris Fischer, and now she's been sharing the peculiarities of their relationship, made even more poignant by the fact that Fisher is on the autism spectrum.

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards in 2018, in New York City | Source: Getty Images



The one characteristic that Schumer and Fischer have in common is their no-holds-barred honesty -- a characteristic of his Autism spectrum condition. Amy wryly revealed:

"I knew from the beginning that my husband’s brain was a little different than mine. (...) (he) was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger’s."

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer with son Gene in March 2020 in New York City | Source: Getty Images



Schumer revealed that all the things she loved about him -- his frankness, his disregard for social conventions, were all rooted in his Autism spectrum condition.

Fischer keeps it real, and honest. Once, Schumer confessed, she asked her husband if he liked her outfit. and he asked her if she didn't have more clothes in the closet...

Schumer and Fischer met in 2017 through her assistant Molly, who happens to be the chef's sister.



Fischer's single-minded determination and conviction have served him well in his chosen profession as a chef. The Massachusetts native learned all about food by growing it on the family farm in Martha's Vineyard.

As a young boy, he went fishing and hunting with his father, and developed a passion for growing food at the family Beetlebung Farm. Fischer later worked with the famous Mario Batali and studied at the  American Academy in Paris.



Fischer collaborated with Catherine Young on his award-winning book about cooking with the ingredients he raised and grew on his farm for a year, called "The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook." He wrote:

"The food we grow, the fish we catch, the animals we hunt, and those we raise on grasses and flowers salted by the sea breeze are special."



Schumer and Fischer met in 2017 through her assistant Molly, who happens to be the chef's sister. Schumer was on a getaway on Martha's Vineyard, and Molly suggested her brother come over and cook them lunch.

The attraction between Fischer and Schumer was immediate, and only months after they started dating, the chef proposed to the comedian. Schumer confessed she took two or three days to plan the wedding. 



Fischer and Schumer married in February 2018 in Malibu and in October of the same year she announced that they were expecting their fists child together. The proud parents welcomed their son Gene in May 2019.

Schumer responded heatedly to a fan on Instagram who asked how she'd "cope" if her son is also on the Autism spectrum, stating that her husband is kind, loving, and funny, and she hopes her son is like him.



Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Fischer and Schumer have been posting a hilarious show online, in which Fischer teaches the audience and the fumble-fingered Schumer how to make delicious dishes.

The process of Schumer's apprenticeship to the chef is filled with comic incidents -- after all, Schumer's gift is comedy. Nevertheless, the pair always manage to make something delicious, liberally flavored with laughter.

Fans can catch the comedian in an upcoming Stephen Karam drama film, "The Humans," with Beanie Feldstein, Richard Jenkins, and Steven Yeun -- an opportunity for Amy Schumer to show off her acting chops.


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