Amy Schumer announces pregnancy with comedic Instagram post

Sabrina Barr

Amy Schumer has revealed that she’s expecting a baby with her husband Chris Fischer.

The comedian hinted at the news with an Instagram post, humorously superimposing her and her husband’s faces on top of photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are also expecting their first child next year.

She then enlisted the help of a friend, journalist Jessica Yellin, to make the announcement official.

"About to announce some exciting news on @jessicayellin insta page," she wrote in the caption of her post.

When fans clicked on Yellin's Instagram story, they were then able to see a list of Schumer's recommendations for Democratic candidates to vote for in the upcoming US midterm elections, including a note at the bottom with the words: "I'm pregnant - Amy Schumer."

Schumer married chef Fischer in February 2018 in Malibu, California.

The Trainwreck star is very outspoken about her political views, having been arrested earlier this month in Washington DC for protesting against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Prior to her arrest, Schumer expressed her opposition to Kavanaugh during a speech at a rally, saying: "A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don't matter."

Yellin, who was chief White House correspondent for CNN in Washington DC from 2011 to 2013, was promoting political site NewsNotNoise.org in her Instagram story alongside the announcement of Schumer's pregnancy.