Amy Poehler Is Producing New Comedy Projects for ABC and NBC
Amy Poehler and her production company Paper Kite are on a roll this month. Deadline reports that both ABC and NBC have given put pilot commitments to Poehler-produced projects: Jordan Roter’s Aunt Jill (ABC) and Nisha Ganatra’s Pre-Madonna (NBC). Here’s more info on both projects:... [Read More]
Amy Poehler is producing new family comedy for NBC
Amy Poehler and NBC go together like peanut butter and jelly and now the two are back at it. NBC has given the green light to Poehler and her team to produce the pilot Dumb Prince. The show will be written by Charlie Grandy who’s credits include The Mindy Project, The Office, and Saturday Nigh... [Read More]
Amy Poehler and Charlie Grandy Have a New NBC Pilot in the Works Called ‘Dumb Prince’
Amy Poehler and Mindy Project executive producer Charlie Grandy are teaming up for a brand new pilot at NBC. According to The Wrap, the network has put into development a half-hour family comedy called Dumb Prince about “a prince whose rule throws his family into chaos.” Grandy — w... [Read More]
Amy Poehler is set to produce “Schooled,” a new high school comedy
Schooled, a new show from writer and creator Erica Oyama (Burning Love), has been picked up by Universal. Saturday Night Live alum Amy Poehler will be in the producer chair. The show will focus on a high-school teacher and her struggle for the respect of her peers and students. Universal is also the... [Read More]
Amy Poehler Is Producing a Movie About a High School Teacher
Amy Poehler has a new movie in the works. Deadline reports that Universal Pictures has bought a pitch for a movie called Schooled, which will be written by Burning Love creator Erica Oyama and produced by Amy Poehler through her production company Paper Kite. The film — which Poehler is not ye... [Read More]
Revisiting the “Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot” American Summer with director Amy Rice
Amy Rice directed a documentary following Barack Obama from Illinois to the White House (2009's By the People: The Election of Barack Obama), which was nothing like summer camp. Especially nothing like a movie about summer camp. Nor the decks of footage Rice had stored away in her closet from four w... [Read More]
I Spent 4 Seasons as Amy Poehler's Stand-In
For years, I have described my job thusly: I am a moving piece of furniture. I am a crash test dummy with a working mouth. I am the understudy that never overtakes. I am the cheat sheet. The technical term for my job is “stand-in.” I am not a body double. I am not a stunt double. Before I got the gig as Amy Poehler’s stand-in on Parks and Recreation, I didn’t know the difference either. [Read More]
Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm Once Hosted an “Emmy Losers” Party
Count on Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm to make a loser-filled party cool. Variety has a new interview out today with Mike Schur and Robert Carlock all about their respective shows and tons of — or in Schur’s case, inexplicable lack of — Emmy wins, and as he is known to do, Schur pointed... [Read More]
Will Forte Tried to Pass the “Falconer” Torch to Amy Poehler at ‘SNL’
In anticipation of the Emmy Awards this September (written by Scott Aukerman and the Comedy Bang! Bang! crew, no less), Variety sat down with nominees Amy Poehler and Will Forte to talk about their shows and favorite SNL memories, and the two revealed a great bit of SNL trivia — particularly f... [Read More]
When James Adomian and Amy Poehler Introduced Nightmare Shock Jock Tom Leykis to ‘Comedy Bang Bang’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Improvisation is largely a matter of making choices in the moment. This can be exhilarating as well as terrifying but the nice thing about playing noted chauvinist pig Tom Leykis is that the path ... [Read More]