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!
San Francisco’s third Clusterfest got underway late afternoon with Amy Poehler chatting with Fred Armisen in the Bill Graham Civic.
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.
A new Emmys “For Your Consideration” video promoting ‘Making It‘ has been exclusively released by Entertainment Weekly today. In the video, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman hilariously show us “what makes a perfect host.” According to EW, Amy and Nick are seeking consideration in the Outstanding Hosts for a Reality or Competition Program category at this year’s Emmys. Watch the video below!
The Hollywood Reporter put together a list with The 40 Most Powerful People in Comedy 2019 and Amy Poehler is included! They added her in the category “The Legends”. Read more about it below:
“There’s a fine line between ‘Never been better’ and ‘The sky is falling,’ ” philosophizes Poehler about the current state of comedy. “The way people are consuming entertainment now, you can either think it’s the end of days or you can appreciate the opportunity.” Poehler, 47, clearly chose the latter. The SNL and Parks and Rec alum directed her first feature, Netflix’s girl-trip comedy Wine Country, and will be shooting her second for the streamer, Moxie, about a 16-year-old girl who discovers her mom’s Riot Grrrl past, as early as this fall. “I like the problem-solving aspects of directing — and then you have to decode what you’ve shot in a dark room,” she says. “I love dark rooms.” Poehler also is voicing and co-producing a new animated Fox series (Duncanville), has just wrapped the second season of Making It, her crafting competition show for NBC, and continues to produce Netflix’s Russian Doll, which just got picked up for a second season.
The Television Critics Association announced the 2019 TCA Awards nominations this Wednesday (June 19). We’re pleased to announce that both ‘Russian Doll‘ and ‘Making It‘ have received nominations! ‘Russian Doll‘ is leading the nominations alongside ‘Pose‘, scoring four nominations each. The awards will be presented on August 3 in Beverly Hills. Check out all the nominations below:
Individual Achievement in Comedy Pamela Adlon, “Better Things” – FX Bill Hader, “Barry” – HBO Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” – HBO (2014 Winner in Category) Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll” – Netflix Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek” – Pop TV Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” – Amazon
Outstanding Achievement in Reality “The Great British Baking Show” – PBS “Making It” – NBC “Nailed It!” – Netflix “Queer Eye” – Netflix “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” – Netflix “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” – Netflix
Outstanding New Program “Dead to Me” – Netflix “The Other Two” – Comedy Central “Pose” – FX “Russian Doll” – Netflix “Succession” – HBO “What We Do in the Shadows” – FX
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy “Barry” – HBO “Fleabag” – Amazon “The Good Place” – NBC (2018 Winner in Category) “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Amazon “Russian Doll” – Netflix “Schitt’s Creek” – Pop TV “Veep” – HBO (2014 Winner in Category)
Program of the Year “Chernobyl” – HBO “Fleabag” – Amazon “Game of Thrones” – HBO (2012 Winner in Category) “Pose” – FX “Russian Doll” – Netflix “When They See Us” – Netflix