Back in April, Amy attended Deadline’s Contenders Emmys event and they are slowly releasing some videos from the panels. In this video, Abbi and Amy talked about how ‘Broad City‘ explored female friendships. Unfortunately, the video can’t be embedded, so head over to Deadline’s website to watch it!
This year marked the series finale of Broad City, a show that put a millennial spin on the female-led comedy and spoke to a very specific generation of women. Co-created by and starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer and executive produced by Amy Poehler, the Comedy Central series ran five seasons, and through all the off-center New York City stoner adventures, it resonated with audiences and will continue to do so.
Jacobson and Poehler talked during Deadline’s fourth annual The Contenders Emmys about saying goodbye to the series and its impact.
“It’s such an extremely beautiful exploration of female friendship,” Poehler told the Paramount Theater crowd of TV Academy and guild voters. “I know the people relate to that show fell the same way. They own part of that friendship.”
Broad City marks the first series Poehler has produced outside of Parks and Recreation, and she says it’s been a wonderful journey for the show. She also managed to slip in that the show hasn’t been Emmy-nominated yet, “so chop-chop!” she insisted.
Jacobson shared a story about how a fan silently mouthed “Congratulations” to her while she was at lunch in Brooklyn the weekend after the finale aired. She appreciates the fact that the show has resonate with fans and said, “That’s the biggest compliment I could ever ask for.”
Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne and Leslye Headland attented the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations with ‘Russian Doll’ tonight in Los Angeles, California. Our gallery has been updated with photos from the event & the full conversation can be seen in the video below!
Amy Poehler attended a ‘Wine Country’ DGA Q&A in Los Angeles this past Sunday (May 26). The Directors Guild of America hold a membership screening of the movie and it was followed by a Q&A with Amy, moderated by director Nisha Ganatra. We just came across with some photos from the event, check them out in our gallery!
Updated on June 11: They’ve just published a podcast episode with Amy’s Q&A, which you can listen below!
Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland talked with the Los Angeles Times to discuss everything ‘Russian Doll‘. From where the idea started, to the development of the show and the positive ending. They also did a photoshoot together, which you can check out in our gallery. Read the full interview below!
On the sunny terrace of the 13th floor of the Netflix building in Hollywood, “Russian Doll” star Natasha Lyonne posed for pictures with creative partners Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland far from the lower Manhattan environs of their stuck-in-a-time-loop breakout show. The eight-episode comedy casts Lyonne as wisecracking New York City video game software designer Nadia Vulvokov, forced to die and re-live the night of her birthday party over and over until she solves the mysteries of her existence.
Profane, brusque, witty and occasionally mournful, Lyonne’s Nadia tangles with sardonic friends, confused lovers and Lower East Side street life in a scrappy quest that met near-unanimous acclaim upon its streaming debut in February.
Fresh off her Emmy-nominated performance in “Orange Is the New Black,” Lyonne created “Russian Doll” with Poehler of “Parks and Recreation” fame and writer-director Headland, who bonded with the actress during the making of their 2016 sex comedy “Sleeping With Other People.” Setting aside their iced coffees, Lyonne, Poehler and Headland settled into a cafeteria banquette and pulled apart the multilayered “Russian Doll” origins story.
Amy Poehler was interviewed by NPR to talk about ‘Wine Country’, her friendship with the cast, dramatic movies and more. You can listen to the interview and read highlights from the conversation below!
Amy Poehler’s newest film is based on an actual girls’ trip with her friends to California wine country. Except her friends — both in the movie and in real life — are fellow Saturday Night Live alumni like Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Paula Pell and Emily Spivey.
“I’m lucky to have some of the funniest people in the world be my actual friends,” Poehler says in an interview. “And so I tried to quickly exploit that as fast as I could.”
The real trip, a celebration of Dratch’s 50th birthday, went mostly according to plan. The comedy film Wine Country does not.
Wine Country is the first feature film directed by Poehler, who also produced and stars in the movie. It’s out now on Netflix.
On if she’s actually the party planner in real life
I think that who you are on a trip isn’t always who you are in life. And so sometimes, a trip can bring out the wild side, or the neurotic side, or the planning side. And as my friends have told me, planning is my love language. So some people listen to your conversation, other people cook for you and some people tell you what you’re going to do all day. But I do have a little bit of a sense that if no one’s in charge, I’ll take over, because I need a captain; I do well with a captain. So I certainly am not as Type A as that character, but I do like a loose plan — that I can gently force everyone to do.