Amy Schumer has announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Chris Fischer.

Schumer took to Instagram to share the news, sending her fans on a treasure hunt of sorts.

The actress and comedian posted an image of her and Fischer's heads edited on to the bodies of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – who are also soon to become first time parents – with the caption directing fans to go over to political journalist Jessica Yellin's profile.

Over on Yellin's Instagram stories, she shared a list of recommendations of who Schumer thinks her fans should vote for in the upcoming US midterm elections, with the news of her pregnancy at the bottom of the list.

"I'm pregnant – Amy Schumer," it read.

Schumer married Fischer, who is a chef and author, in California in February.