Let Amy Poehler Inspire You With Her Cover of 'The Rose'

It’s no secret that Amy Poehler loves to sing, but the comedian really took her game up a notch over the weekend when she performed Bette Midler’s “The Rose” at Festival Supreme, giving the torch song her all in sunglasses, a coat straight from Janis Joplin’s closet, and a cigarette dangling from her fingers. »10/12/15 2:50pm10/12/15 2:50pm

SNL Writer Paula Pell Is Developing a New Comedy for HBO

Paula Pell, the woman behind some of your favorite Saturday Night Live sketches, is creating a new half-hour comedy series for HBO. The as-yet-to-be-titled series will be about a “fallen Olympic figure skater who returns home to Massachusetts to confront her former bullish coach and narcissistic mother who have cashed… »7/28/15 8:45pm7/28/15 8:45pm

Amy Poehler Has Advice for Fame-Hungry Comedians

At the Upright Citizen Brigade’s Del Close 17th Annual Marathon, Amy Poehler offered some wise words for comedians who aspire to make it big in the entertainment business. “If the goal is doing good stuff and working with your friends … if you’re doing that then you’re succeeding,” Poehler said. “If the goal is to be… »6/28/15 6:45pm6/28/15 6:45pm

The Women of Pawnee Ruled Parks & Recreation 'Til the Very End

Leslie Knope left our televisions forever last night. She rode figuratively into the sunset with Parks & Recreation, ending its seven season run, and a little bit of us went with her—the exact parts of us that utilized and relished our lives watching religiously for the past six years. Those years are gone and I can… »2/25/15 5:10pm2/25/15 5:10pm

Madeleine Albright Loved Her Waffle Date With Leslie Knope

In its final season, Parks & Recreation is really going for it—taking its humor and political heart as far as they both can stretch. Last night's double-header was one for the ages: in the first episode, "Mrs. Ludgate-Dwyer Goes to Washington," Leslie and April travel to DC to get some support for Leslie's… »2/11/15 3:06pm2/11/15 3:06pm

Garbagehead Doo-Doo Face: The Evolution of Parks & Rec's Leslie Knope

Within the first five minutes of "2017," the premiere of the seventh and final season of NBC's Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) has already called someone a, "stupid garbagehead doo-doo face." Hyperbole is Knope's bellwether; the gesture is a marked indicator that the writers of Parks and Rec fully… »1/14/15 12:44pm1/14/15 12:44pm

Parks & Rec Is Ending... But Paul Rudd's Bobby Newport Is Back! 

It's painful to think about the end of Parks & Recreation, one of television's funniest shows, which will commence its final season on January 13. Set in 2017, the seventh season will give us a glimpse of our heroes deep into the future, and fortunately for us, those heroes will no doubt be stymied and/or foiled by… »12/30/14 12:50pm12/30/14 12:50pm