TV Guide published a new video featuring Amy Poehler, where she talks about Natasha Lyonne and praises her ability to make us laugh! Watch it below.
Amy Poehler takes part in a new NBC Campaign, which was exclusively published by E! News today. The new promo will be airing on NBC during this Thursday’s NFL game and the campaign will be running throughout the fall! Make sure to tune in to NBC this Thursday to watch it and check back for more updates once it’s released! Our gallery has been updated with the first look at Amy Poehler in the campaign.
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman gush about each in this new For Your Consideration video. They both talk about how the other one deserves to win the Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program. Watch it below!
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman were interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter to discuss their reality show ‘Making It‘. They talk about how the idea for the show came about, why they only wanted to be hosts and not judges, what did they learn from season 1 and much more. You can read the entire interview in our press library.
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman were first seen onscreen together on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, but they met many years earlier, in 1996 in Chicago, where they were both fixtures on the comedy scene. In July 2018, they debuted their newest collaboration, Making It, NBC’s reality competition about crafters competing for a $100,000 prize. Poehler’s (who produces the show through her Paper Kite Productions) and Offerman’s hosting duties include interviewing the contestants as they create ambitious works ranging from Halloween costumes to handmade forts; the pair also performs interstitial comedic bits ranging from pun-offs to a running gag about how they don’t want to send any contestants home, ever.
Emmy-nominated for outstanding host (they’re competing against RuPaul Charles, James Corden, Ellen DeGeneres and Marie Kondo), Poehler and Offerman spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about making a nice reality competition show, why they aren’t judges and what they learned from the first season.
How did the idea for this show come about?
NICK OFFERMAN I’m going to defer credit to Amy and her gang of powerful lady producers. They are the brains behind the operation. They came up with the idea, and I think truly it came from Amy, the sensibility of, “I don’t want to make anyone cry.”
AMY POEHLER I had been asked to host things in the past, but I don’t like a lot of tension in my unscripted series. Even stuff where it’s like a race for money or are they going to make a million dollars — it’s just too stressful for me in these times. [Executive producer] Nicolle Yaron had this idea of taking advantage of what the creative process looked like and celebrating it. It’s really where Making It came from. Immediately I thought, “Well, I have to do this with Nick.” He’s pretty much the only actor I know who I would turn to when the shit goes down. He knows how to make a canoe — he really spends all day making things.
Amy Poehler attended the 2019 Summer TCA earlier today (August 7) to talk about her new animated series Duncanville. Our gallery has been updated with photos from the panel and you can read articles about it in our press library!
Amy Poehler, co-creator, writer and executive producer of Duncanville, said The Simpsons occupies a special place for her and her pre-teen children. The series “was one of the first shows we watched together and laughed at the same things for the same reasons,” she said, dryly adding, “They like a lot of things that I don’t think are funny.”
Ike Barinholtz, one of the voice actors on Duncanville, responded to Poehler, “You mean you don’t like unboxing videos?!”
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are executive producers of Bless the Harts, joked that it would be a “cage match” between the new shows and The Simpsons. Lord recalled bonding with Miller after the latter had VHS tapes of the show flown to the Dartmouth College campus, whose Hanover, NH, setting lacked a Fox TV affiliate.
Amy Poehler attended the 2019 TCA Awards last night (August 3) in Beverly Hills, California. Also in attendance were Natasha Lyonne and Charlie Barnett. They accepted the Outstanding New Program Award for ‘Russian Doll‘. ‘Making It‘ was also nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming but that award went to ‘Queer Eye’ and Amy was photographed with the guys backstage. Check out high quality photos in the gallery!