Amy Poehler

In a Historic Election Year, Will We See Culture That Celebrates Female Solidarity?

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At the beginning of last year, I eagerly anticipated the rise of the “female fuckup,” a character that I predicted would spread from films like Bridesmaids and shows like Girls to all corners of mainstream culture, hopefully diversifying as she went. Rather than just being a “badass” and reflecting another recent cultural trend, 2015’s most celebrated woman could simply be bad at whatever she was trying to do.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Brought Some Much-Needed Specificity to ‘SNL’

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It’s no accident that this weekend’s SNL co-hosts opened the episode’s best sketch by introducing themselves as Helen Walsh and… Tina Fey. The show unfortunately doesn’t offer sketch-by-sketch writing credits; critics and superfans alike are left to scour for tidbits on writers’ Twitter feeds the next day or oral histories several years down the road. But “Meet Your Second Wife” feels entirely of a piece with Fey’s highly specific, deeply cynical comic voice — as did the rest of her and Amy Poehler’s triumphant return to Studio 8H.
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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

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The hosts we’ve all been waiting for finally returned to the SNL stage last night. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler debuted their new movie Sisters this weekend, which we’ve been highlighting all week, but the real fans flocked to the telly to see the women resume their rightful place on the “Weekend Update” throne, dish out sassy banter, and bring some bite back to series. See how it all went down last night, below.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s ‘SNL’ Promos Are The Funniest Things They’ve Done This Year

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Sorry, Sisters, but Tina Fey and Amy Poehler don’t shine their brightest in feature-length films. No, they shine brightest when being absurd in short bursts, which is exactly what is happening in their promos for this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live, which the duo is hosting along with musical guest Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. 
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