"It's more fun to lose than to win in a way, because when you win you have that adrenaline rush, you've got to give a speech, and then you have to go backstage, and all of a sudden you win and everyone's like 'Well, she shouldn't have won.' But if you lose, the whole night everyone's like 'You should've won.'"
- Amy Poehler gracefully addresses her many Emmy nominations — including two for Saturday Night Live and five for Parks and Recreation — during her interview on this morning's Howard Stern Show. Mike Schur was right: Poehler's lack of Emmy trophies is "downright un-American."
"Being a celebrity is shit — it's dumb, and I'm not interested in it. I like to be an actor, and that's it. The blurred lines are, I think, manmade. I think celebrity is a manmade thing; it's not innate in us. We have people telling us, 'We should pay attention to these people,' for all the wrong reasons, their personal lives and whatnot. … I'd rather just do my work and go home and watch Lifetime."
- Zach Galifianakis explains why he finds Hollywood's celebrity-centric self-congratulation "gross" in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"Well, there's been extraordinary talent, let's get real. I don't want to start listing names because there's too many that I would forget, but between Eddie Murphy and [Dana] Carvey and Mike Myers and Will Ferrell and so forth … I think Bill Hader probably did the best work anyone ever did on that show … It took him a little while to get going, but once he got going it was extraordinary."
- Bill Murray gives some high SNL praise for Bill Hader in his interview with Howard Stern from earlier today.
"We trust his instincts implicitly. He's been doing TV and movies almost every week since he was 15 years old … He has the same ease in front of a camera that most of us do when driving a car. It's why he's the guy who sits next to the host when we read all of that week's sketches out loud for the first time. It's why occasionally during rehearsal, he will say, 'Don't you think we should do this line in a close-up?' And our Emmy-winning director, without hesitation, will say, 'Yep,' and note the change in his book."
- Current co-head writer of SNL Bryan Tucker explains the [...]
"Prior to that, my hair was crazy. I'd been working with Mitch Hurwitz on a pilot, and I mentioned needing to get a haircut. But he's like, 'No, no, no, you will not touch that hair.' So because that went well and I thought it made me stand out more, I was like, 'Fuck it, I'm gonna keep it for auditions.' So I go to Parks and we're about to film my one-and-a-half pages of trying to be Ron [Swanson]'s assistant. Mike Schur comes down, wanting to see how I'm gonna play it, and he just fell in love with my hair. I did Jean-Ralphio once and Mike goes, 'We're [...]