Amy Poehler

15 Possible Letterman Replacements Who Aren’t White Dudes

This week, David Letterman announced his retirement from his eponymous late-night talk show. While he won’t retire until sometime next year, people are already speculating about who will replace him on the show he’s helmed for over 20 years. And, in typical fashion, most of the predictions veer in the direction of Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, or Conan O’Brien. Given that the late-night talk show landscape is almost exclusively the territory of white men, we have a few suggestions of comedians who could replace Letterman and — gasp! — aren’t white… Read More

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Amy Poehler Sings Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Praises

Watching Amy Poehler wax poetic over Julia Louis-Dreyfus for seven minutes is a rare form of fantasy fulfillment: Poehler is,… Read More

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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Melissa McCarthy

Three-time host Melissa McCarthy joined the SNL crew for Seth Meyers’ last episode. Meyers has been part of the Studio 8H family since 2001 and has been a head writer for the series since 2006. The soon-to-be Late Night host wrote most of those Tina Fey/Sarah Palin bits you love. His presence as co-anchor for “Weekend Update” has helped the audience fully appreciate the carousel of characters that joined him at the desk — even the stinkers. McCarthy has the energy and comedic chops to make this an episode to remember. See how she performed after the jump. … Read More

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Louis CK’s First Film, ‘Tomorrow Night,’ Is an Odd, Messy Curio

Half the battle when selling an independent film is the backstory, and Louis CK’s Tomorrow Night has a good one. Louie wrote, produced, and directed the low-budget comedy back in the late ‘90s, when he was working as a writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. It premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, where (for the sake of proper time placement) it played alongside The Opposite of Sex, Pi, Smoke Signals, Buffalo ‘66, Next Stop Wonderland, and Slums of Beverly Hills. And that was the last anyone saw of it. It didn’t find distribution, and Louie went on to direct Pootie Tang, become a stand-up superstar, and create one of television’s best comedies. The movie ended up, he later said, stored under his bed — where it stayed for a decade and a half, until he decided to dust it off, get it a digital transfer, and sell it on his website for the customary five bucks. … Read More

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Amy Poehler Comedy Series Coming to NBC, Network Also Debuting ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Wizard of Oz’ Adaptations

The world needs more Amy Poehler, and NBC is delivering. The Golden Globe co-host has just secured a contract… Read More

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