Amy Schumer, Ali Wong Lead Pack of Pregnant Stand-Up Comedians

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Pregnant comedians are popping up on comedy specials, late-night shows, and in clubs, marking one of the newest--and strangest--trends to occur in comedy in recent years. Leading the pack are Amy Schumer--whose filmed-while-pregnant comedy special Growing hit Netflix on March 19--Christina Pazsitzky, Natasha Leggero, and Ali Wong--who filmed not one, but two Netflix specials while pregnant. According to The New York Times, the comics have managed to turn a previously unsexy and slightly boring topic into fodder for comedy gold, mining their personal experiences and newly engorged bellies for rich source material.