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Amy Poehler Calls Gilda Radner "My Favorite, My Number One"

On Monday night in New York, cancer charity Gilda's Club honored Amy Poehler as part of their first-ever annual comedy festival GildaFest, and Poehler certainly didn't disappoint in her acceptance speech praising legendary SNL cast member Gilda Radner. Here's an excerpt from Poehler's speech:

Gilda Radner was my favorite, my number one. She was the person whose voice was in my head, the woman my mother was laughing at, the person that seemed kind of like me, the first Jewish woman I think I ever met… I truly wish I was Jewish but I'm too lazy to convert. I love how Gilda was just as funny as [...]

This 20-Year-Old Amy Poehler Pilot Is the Stuff of Comedy Nerd Dreams

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

If you're mourning the end of Parks and Recreation today, Second City dug up an extra special clip for us this week that will help ease your sadness — a compilation of Amy Poehler scenes from a never-before-seen pilot from 1995 she starred in [...]

'Transparent' and 'Jane the Virgin' Break Records at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes aired on NBC last night, and in the world of comedy, freshman hits Transparent and Jane the Virgin took home some history-making awards. Amazon's Transparent became the first online show to win a Best TV Series Globe, while Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez took home the award for Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy in a surprise win over Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Taylor Schilling, Lena Dunham, and Edie Falco, making it CW's first-ever Globe win. Check out the full list of comedy-related awards as well as clips of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's hosting performance below, including an appearance by Margaret Cho as an unimpressed North Korean [...]

'Parks and Rec's Final Season Premieres January 13th and Ends February 24th

NBC is rushing the final season of Parks and Recreation on a new time slot far away from the once-great NBC Thursday comedy block. According to Entertainment Weekly, Parks and Rec's seventh and last season will kick off on Tuesday, January 13th at 8:00pm — two days after Amy Poehler cohosts the Golden Globes with Tina Fey — and air back-to-back episodes each week until the hourlong series finale on February 24th. "I think everyone feels like, 'We don’t want to overstay our welcome. We want to go out on a high note,'" creator Mike Schur told EW earlier this year. "We did this big creative [...]

This Compilation of Amy Poehler's 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Freestyle Raps Is a Thing of Beauty

In Amy Poehler's recent Reddit AMA she was asked to comment on her rap skills and had this to say: "Well, you know, look – do I think I'm the best in the game? No. But do I think I'm one of the best? Absolutely." All the proof you need is in the above compilation of Poehler's freestyle raps from Comedy Bang! Bang! that was recently uploaded to YouTube. From Paula Deen to dieting in America to butter pecan to bitches, Poehler's got a rhyme for everyone, and they're all equally delightful. (via Uproxx)

Comedy Central Reportedly Considered Amy Poehler, Louis C.K., and Amy Schumer to Take Over 'The Daily Show'

Comedy Central revealed this morning that Daily Show contributor Trevor Noah is set to replace Jon Stewart when he leaves the show this year, and according to Grantland's Bill Simmons, Noah was considered among some huge comedy stars: Amy Poehler, Louis C.K., and Amy Schumer. As Simmons notes, both C.K. and Poehler were probably not the most realistic candidates for the gig, but had Schumer been offered the opportunity prior to making her new film Trainwreck with Judd Apatow, who knows what could've happened? In any case, Noah is an excellent choice for the job, and Schumer agrees.

The Problem with Poehler and Fey's Golden Globes Cosby Joke

In what is perhaps the most French thing to ever happen, a handsome, stubble-faced marcher wearing a manscarf at the Charlie Hebdo rally was photographed holding a sign that said: “I’m marching, but I’m aware of the confusion and hypocrisy of the situation.” I love this guy because this is precisely how I feel about a great many political and social things and most recently, the 2015 Golden Globes.

By now we’ve all heard that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler went in on Bill Cosby in their opening monologue (dialogue?). This is a good thing for anyone who is generally against people being raped and their attackers being shielded [...]

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Share Their 2015 Golden Globes Hosting Ideas

The lovely Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes this Sunday for the third time, and NBC just released this promo featuring the ladies going over their approach and ideas for the ceremony. So get ready for a doped up Tina and Julia Louis-Dreyfus-obsessed Amy, because they're coming to you live this Sunday at 8:00pm.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Return in This 2015 Golden Globes Promo

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the Golden Globes for the third time in January, and NBC recently released the first promo featuring the ladies revealing what they're wearing for the big show. In the meantime, check out Fey and Poehler's opening monologues from the 2013 and 2014 Golden Globes below:

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers Talk Weekend Update and the First Time They Met on 'Late Night'

Amy Poehler visited her old friend Seth Meyers last night, and the two looked back on the week Meyers had to anchor Weekend Update solo due to Poehler's completely inconsiderate decision to give birth to her first son. Watch more from Poehler's interview — where she claims to have no memory of meeting Meyers for the first and second times — below:

Amy Poehler, George Clooney, and Maya Rudolph Join Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola's Christmas Special

Last year it was announced that Bill Murray was teaming up with Sofia Coppola for an upcoming Christmas TV special, and today THR reports that the project just added a few big stars. According to the report, George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Miley Cyrus will play versions of themselves in the special, which will follow the famously agent-less Murray as "he evades the advances of a shark dying to sign him." The project hasn't officially found a distributor yet, but it already sounds like the weirdest holiday special ever. Coppola told Variety in October that it won't be live and will be "like a [...]

Here's a Sneak Peek of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's New Movie 'Sisters'

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's upcoming film The Nest written by SNL's Paula Pell not only has a brand new title but a first-look teaser to get you excited. Now titled Sisters, the film follows Fey and Poehler as sisters who return to their childhood home to clean out their bedrooms before their parents sell the house. It's slated for a Christmas 2015 release.

The 16 Best Comedy Books of 2014

To add to your diet of comedy consumption which is likely already at critical mass, what with the comedy movies, sitcoms, sketch comedy shows, web videos, Twitter feed, and novelty T-shirts, here's your reading list: the best comedy books of 2014. This year had an especially delightful selection of comedy and comedy-related books. Here then are some of the comedy history, comedy theory, comedy memoirs, comic essay collections, and comic novels that stood out.

Hulu Orders Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner's 'Difficult People' to Series

Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are coming to Hulu. The streaming network announced today that it's given a straight-to-series order to Eichner and Klausner's Amy Poehler-produced pilot Difficult People, which was originally developed as a potential show for USA. In the series, Eichner and Klausner star as "best friends living in New York City with the series centering on their typical, irreverent behavior that lands them in some very awkward situations." Klausner wrote the pilot episode and also will serve as an executive producer alongside Amy Poehler. Production on the full season will begin in early 2015. Said Poehler in an announcement: "I tend to enjoy funny people creating [...]