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Amy Schumer is super famous now. How will that change her Comedy Central show?

Characters from Season 4 of “Inside Amy Schumer.” (Washington Post illustration; Comedy Central)

2015 was a really great year for Amy Schumer. She wrote and starred in “Trainwreck,” hosted an awards show for MTV, was nominated for a Golden Globe and took home her first Emmy for her sketch comedy show “Inside Amy Schumer.”

The comedian is currently on tour and slated to perform at a little place called Madison Square Garden this June. Meanwhile, her Comedy Central show returns Thursday at 10 p.m. How will it be different after Schumer’s breakout year? We have three educated guesses.

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Schumer will mine her superstardom for laughs.

Schumer has already confronted her fame head on. In a teaser for the fourth season of “Inside Amy Schumer,” a doctor diagnoses Schumer as “overexposed.”

“Go away for a while, no late-night TV show appearances, no podcasts and do NOT go back to your basic-cable TV show,” he warns.

Welp.

The celebrity guest stars will be even more famous.

“Inside Amy Schumer” has become known for its celebrity appearances, which have become more A-list as Schumer has gotten more popular. Last season’s opener featured a sketch with Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Patricia Arquette. This season will feature cameos from the likes of Selena Gomez, Julianne Moore, Laura Linney and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The Season 4 opener finds Schumer pitching Lin-Manuel Miranda on her version of “Hamilton,” called “Betsy Ross.”

“I thought, how hard is it to write, like, a hip-hopera about, you know, historical wig and knee-sock people?” she tells Miranda, who just won a Pulitzer for the Broadway sensation.

Miranda’s appearance is a pretty clear indication of Schumer’s fame: Most people can’t even get tickets to see “Hamilton.”

It will remain as provocative as ever.

This season’s first episode, “The World’s Most Interesting Woman in the World,” features sketches that include: a man and his girlfriend trying — and failing — to come up with excuses to not have sex; a group of women pitching a yogurt we can’t describe here (it’s in the trailer below); and Amy encountering a group of men at her annual her pap smear, in a bit that’s almost certain to go viral.

Schumer also interviews her longtime bikini waxer and calls out a man who has an interesting way of describing sex with his wife. It’s trademark Schumer, who has become, yes, famous for her feminist brand of humor.

[The video below contains strong language.]

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