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 was the headliner of the 2019 Clusterfest in San Francisco, California. She appeared twice, first in a conversation with Fred Armisen and then for her headline set at the end of the night. Amy invited some friends to the stage such as Nori Reed, Janine Brito, Paula Pell, Patton Oswalt, and Fred Armisen. Check out photos from the night in our gallery and read highlights from the evening below!
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San Francisco’s third Clusterfest got underway late afternoon with Amy Poehler chatting with Fred Armisen in the Bill Graham Civic.Source: San Francisco Examiner
Before a capacity crowd, the two briefly reminsiced about their days on “Saturday Night Live” — and knowing when to leave — as well as musing on myriad topics from Poehler’s costars in her 2019 movie “Wine Country” (“Maya Rudolph seems like a stoner, but she’s not,” “Rachel Dratch would make a very good therapist in real life,” “Ana Gasteyer is a mumbler” and “Paula Pell is fearless”) — to the dubious pursuit of climbing Mount Everest. (“You’re not supposed to.”)
Poehler, 47, said these days, she sees her life as a series of semesters, and that after headlining Clusterfest — The City’s third annual, three-day extravaganza of comedy, music and food in the Civic Center — she’s going to work on her upcoming film adaptation of the young adult novel “Moxie.”
Adamantly, she also offered advice to people who have trouble sleeping: “You’ve gotta get a CPAP machine if you snore,” she said. “It changed my life. I was never getting enough REM sleep.” She said in a scene in “Wine Country,” she used her own personal machine, “just like Bradley Cooper used his own dog in ‘A Star is Born.’”
Typically early to rise and early to bed, she said she was slightly concerned about staying up late for her 10:15 p.m. headlining set.