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Amy Poehler Is Developing an NBC Comedy About an Agnostic Woman

Amy Poehler has another NBC show in the works. Deadline reports that Poehler has teamed up with Parks and Recreation writer/producer Aisha Muharrar for a single-cam workplace comedy for the network that follows "a young, agnostic woman who inherits a church and the crew of strong-willed characters who make up her new community." No word yet on who will star in the untitled show, but in the meantime Poehler and Muharrar are hard at work on the final season of Parks and Rec.

Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's Old Second City Show 'Dratch & Fey' Is Now Online

Before they broke into SNL stardom, Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch starred in a two-woman show together called Dratch & Fey that ran at Second City and New York's UCB from 1999-2000, and a couple days ago an old VHS copy of the entire show showed up on YouTube. The quality isn't the best, but considering it's nearly an hour of vintage Dratch and Fey in their element, a few VHS bugs shouldn't hold you back. (via)

Mike Schur Says It's "Downright Un-American" That Amy Poehler Hasn't Won an Emmy

"Amy Poehler has been nominated for 10 Emmys in six categories and she's never won. That's silly. It's downright un-American. And it ends, hopefully, this year."

- Parks and Rec's Mike Schur in a new guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, in which he makes a solid case for why Amy Poehler is long overdue an Emmy Award for her work.

Here's the Trailer for 'Are You Here', from the Creator of 'Mad Men' and Starring Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner wrote and directed his first movie this past year, and it's finally hitting theaters this summer. Called Are You Here, it stars Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, and Amy Poehler, which sounds like a slam-dunk on paper but the early reviews from Are You Here's film festival premiere have been pretty rough on the movie. Are You Here is set for a theatrical and VOD release on August 22nd.

Amy Poehler Puts People Who Don't Have a Nielsen Box in Their Place

"Sometimes I have to go to fancy parties like this. And if there’s just anything you can take away from today’s event, it’s that being an actor is very, very hard. [Someone in the crowd claps.] Thank you. Thank you, sir. You understand. I appreciate you. Do you have a Nielsen box? No? Then fuck off, I don’t care."

- Undoubtedly the best part of Amy Poehler's speech at yesterday's New York Restoration Project spring picnic.

Amy Poehler: "My Whole Life Changed Once Don Pardo Said My Name"

"My whole life changed once Don Pardo said my name. I will really miss that kind and talented man."

- In a short but sweet statement for The Wrap, Amy Poehler remembers SNL's legendary announcer Don Pardo.

'They Came Together': Beating a Dead Horse with Efficiency and Spite

Made by smart, talented comedy people and starring smart, talented comedy people, They Came Together is a dumb movie. It's built on dumb ideas and executed as dumbly as possible, and that's the point. Slickly directly by David Wain and starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, They Came Together is a self-assuredly dumb parody of the romantic comedy, intent on skewering the genre's worst instincts mainly by reproducing them in a biting tone dripping with mockery. To be clear, this movie doesn't give romcoms a good-natured roasting — it's straight up mean. Nearly every scene features a clever riff on the familiar beats of a romcom formula, and even when Wain's absurdist sensibility closest [...]

Maya Rudolph Joins Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in 'The Nest'

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's upcoming film written by Paula Pell now sounds even more amazing with news that fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph has also signed on for a role. According to THR, Rudolph will play a childhood friend of Fey and Poehler's sister characters in The Nest who are "summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house." James Brolin has also signed on to play the father. Rudolph will film her part in The Nest before starting production on her next project — an indie drama with Catherine Keener called The Greens Are Gone.

'Parks and Rec' Boss Mike Schur Wants to Cast "The Funniest People" for Every Part

"On Parks and Recreation we have this casting rule that we call the Poehler Doctrine. In season [two], there was a guest character that called for a handsome, hunky police officer who Leslie Knope was going to date. Amy suggested Louis C.K., and I said, 'He doesn’t match the profile.' Her response was, 'Who cares? He’s hilarious.' I agreed, and from that point forward, even on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, our M.O. is to cast the funniest people for the part."

-Parks and Rec/Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Mike Schur in about why he doesn't care about stunty guest stars and just wants to hire super funny people.

Take a Look at the Cover of Amy Poehler's Upcoming Book 'Yes Please'

Last year it was announced that Amy Poehler had signed a deal to write a "memoir-ish" book due out sometime in 2014, and now the official cover and title have been released. Via Today, Yes Please will be a collection of Amy's advice that "will tackle a variety of topics, from friendship and parenting to advice on love and life, all done with her inimitable wit" and will be available through Dey Books on October 28, now up for pre-order on Amazon. Click through to view the full-size book cover.

Chris Pratt Tells Seth Meyers About the Time He Flashed Amy Poehler

Despite NBC explicitly telling him not to make public jokes about it, last night Chris Pratt told Seth Meyers a great story about the time he flashed Amy Poehler while filming a scene during the second season of Parks and Recreation instead of putting on the skin-colored briefs he was supposed to wear. Meyers even plays the clip of Poehler's reaction for good measure.

Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and David Wain Share Their Favorite Rom-Coms

"Annie Hall is pretty amazing. A lot of the Woody Allen ones are pretty great, but I also love Defending Your LifeLost in America. Albert Brooks has some — Albert Brooks had a series of movies back-to-back that rivaled just about anything."

-Paul Rudd, in a Vulture piece in which he, Amy Poehler, Ellie Kemper, Jason Mantzoukas, and writer/director David Wain, all from the soon-to-be-released romantic comedy satire They Came Together, rattle off their favorite rom-coms. 

Ike Barinholtz Cast as the Lead in Tina Fey-Amy Poehler Movie 'The Nest'

Mindy Project star Ike Barinholtz has landed a big movie role. THR reports that Barinholtz is playing the male lead in The Nest, an upcoming movie starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Written by SNL alum Paula Pell and to be directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), The Nest follows two dissimilar sisters who return to their childhood home to clean out their rooms before their parents sell the place, only to decide to throw one big party for their friends. Barinholtz, an alum of MADtv recently played a supporting role in the Seth Rogen hit Neighbors and is currently a series regular and writer on The Mindy Project.

Amy Poehler on What to Expect from Her Upcoming First Book

Last week, the cover and release date (October 28th) for Amy Poehler's first book, Yes Please, was released. Over the weekend, Poehler appeared at BookCon to share some more info about the memoir (via Bustle and Vulture):

"I’m writing a book in what feels like the middle of my life,” Poehler explained adding that the tome is her attempt to describe what it feels like to be "young and old at the same time" and that she's too old for "cute" and too young for "wisdom."

Poehler explained the title, saying, "The good things that’ve happened to me are because I said, 'Yes, please.'" She also [...]