Amy Schumer: By the Book
The comedian, actress, producer and author of "The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo" reads everything by Elena Ferrante…
Amy Schumer, on the fear of getting punched:
I boxed for a while a couple years back, and the fear of getting punched was a big hurdle I had to get over. But you know what helped? Getting punched. Just one time was enough to learn that the fear of pain is worse than the pain itself. That’s like stand-up. I learned to just get up there and own my jokes. Relax and take the punches. The crowd will forgive you for less-than-perfect jokes, but nobody likes to watch a fearful performer.
Emphasis mine. The whole “By the Book” interview with her is a great read, so go read it.