Amy Poehler – Both conservatives and liberals watch…

Both conservatives and liberals watch ‘Parks and Recreation,’ and they each think the show is…


“Both conservatives and liberals watch ‘Parks and Recreation,’ and they each think the show is for them, which is really cool. ‘SNL’ was totally different. It was exciting because everyone was paying attention. Political humor works when people know what you’re talking about.”
-Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler – I worked at an ice…

I worked at an ice cream parlor called Chadwicks. We wore old-timey outfits and…


“I worked at an ice cream parlor called Chadwicks. We wore old-timey outfits and had to bang a drum, play a kazoo, and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to people while giving them free birthday sundaes. Lots of ice cream scooping and $1 tips.”
-Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler – As you navigate through the…

As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people…


“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”
-Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler – Improvisation is almost like the…

Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We’ve been trying forever…


“Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We’ve been trying forever to get improvisation on TV. It’s just like stand-up. It’s best when it’s just left alone. It doesn’t translate always on TV. It’s best live.”
-Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler – I also think if you’re…

I also think if you’re an actor and you can improvise, when you go on…


“I also think if you’re an actor and you can improvise, when you go on an audition and you can improvise you’re just a genius. If you can, you know, take a Tide commercial and you can just say one funny line that’s not in the commercial they think you’re a genius.”
-Amy Poehler