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By Randee Dawn

Amy Schumer is everywhere these days. She's got videos taken straight from her Comedy Central series "Inside Amy Schumer" going viral, she's one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, and she's written and is starring in her first feature film (directed by Judd Apatow), "Trainwreck."

But there's still plenty to learn about the rising star. So here are three fun facts we picked up when she and Apatow chatted on TODAY Thursday — including one that involves our Matt Lauer!

1. 'Trainwreck' came about because Judd Apatow was stuck in traffic

Apatow caught Schumer talking on Howard Stern's radio show as his car crept along, and liked what he heard. "[I] thought, 'Amy is really warm and funny and brutally honest ... and I thought, 'Oh I'd like to see her in a movie,'" he recalled.

"I'm the first woman to leave Howard Stern without regretting it," quipped Schumer.

2. She's a cousin to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

Here's the tweeted proof:

3. She may disagree that her stand-up comedy is 'dirty,' but she can still catch Matt Lauer off-guard

"I’ll get up and in a 15-minute set have one joke about sex sometimes but they’re still like, 'Oh, the sex comic.' But then a guy will come up and like literally take his [bleep] out onstage and it’ll be like, 'He’s a thinker; let’s give him a show.'"

Lauer chuckled, looking away. "I’m just imagining if that even has a shot at making it on morning TV."

Coquettishly, Schumer tossed back, "Come on, you asked, Matt Lauer!"

Watch TODAY on Friday, when Schumer's "Trainwreck" co-stars Bill Hader and LeBron James visit the show.

"Trainwreck" opens in theaters on Friday, July 17.

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