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]
The ‘TCGS’ Twinterns Pitch Female-Centric Movie Ideas to Amy Poehler (and Edgar Wright)
As the saying goes, the third time’s the charm, and after some practice with Bill Hader and Judd Apatow, The Chris Gethard Show’s twinterns Royce and Chris had a much more impressive pitch meeting this week with the one and only Amy Poehler, who even called up her friend Edgar Wright for... [Read More]
NBC says goodbye to “Welcome to Sweden”
Welcome to Sweden, and now fare thee well, Sweden. Amy Poehler said goodbye to NBC and Parks and Recreation earlier this year, and barely anyone stuck around to watch her brother, Greg, toil away with his wife and new life in Sweden. Viewership of Welcome to Sweden -- in its second season from Swede... [Read More]
Amy Poehler to Produce and Star in Basketball Film ‘Balls,’ Ike Barinholtz to Co-Write
Get ready for more Amy Poehler on the big screen. According to Variety, Poehler has signed on to star in and produce a comedy for Universal called Balls through her production company Paper Kite, which will center on Poehler as “a once-promising basketball coach who is asked to lead an NBA tea... [Read More]
Mike Schur Calls Amy Poehler’s Lack of Emmys “One of the Great Hollywood Tragedies”
The Emmy Award nominees were announced earlier today, and there’s one name on the list who is on the verge of suffering from Steve Carell-level Emmy Award injustice: Amy Poehler. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Parks and Rec co-creator Mike Schur doubled down on what he’s called in the... [Read More]
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Premiere the New ‘Sisters’ Trailer on ‘The Tonight Show’
Last night, the wonderful Amy Poehler and Tina Fey visited their old pal Jimmy Fallon at The Tonight Show, and they brought a very special treat: the first full trailer for their new movie Sisters, which was written by SNL’s Paula Pell and hits theaters on December 18th. They also faced off ag... [Read More]