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The Hollywood Reporter Interview: Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman on Hosting ‘Making It’

The Hollywood Reporter Interview: Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman on Hosting ‘Making It’

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 attends the 2019 Summer TCA

Amy Poehler attends the 2019 Summer TCA

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 attends the 2019 TCA Awards

Amy Poehler attends the 2019 TCA Awards

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!

Amy Poehler attends the opening night of ‘Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees’

Amy Poehler attends the opening night of ‘Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees’

Last night (July 22), Amy Poehler attended the opening night of ‘Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees’, an off-Broadway production that Natasha Lyonne is producing. Also in attendance were Abbi Jacobson, Rachel Dratch, Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen, and Seth Meyers. Our gallery has been updated with photos from the event!

Amy Poehler photographed by Irvin Rivera

Amy Poehler photographed by Irvin Rivera

Last month, precisely on June 3rd, Amy was photographed after the two ‘Russian Doll’ events that she attended that day. We had posted a behind the scenes photo on our Twitter account before but it wasn’t until today that a photo from the photoshoot surfaced. We have no idea yet if this is for any publication but the photographer, Irvin Rivera, published a photo from the photoshoot on his website. We’ve added the adorable photo in our gallery. Check it out below!

Amy Poehler receives Emmy nominations

Amy Poehler receives Emmy nominations

Today (July 16) the Television Academy announced the 2019 Emmy Awards nominations and we have amazing news! Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman received a nomination as Outstanding Host For a Reality Show or Competition Program for their work on ‘Making It‘. Amy also received a nomination for Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series. ‘Russian Doll‘ received a total of 13 nominations. Congratulations to Amy and Nick and the whole cast and crew of ‘Russian Doll’!