Poehler started her comedy career as a key member of My Mother’s Fleabag, America’s oldest collegiate improve comedy troupe. After college, she moved to Chicago and studied improv with friend Tina Fey. She also studied with Del Close at ImprovOlympic, where she became part of the touring company as well as the faculty. She also studied with Matt Besser of the Upright Citizens Brigade, which she immediately became part of. Together with Matt Walsh and Besser, an Amy Poehler appearance took Chicago by storm as the troupe performed often sold-out sketch and improv comedy before moving to New York in 1996.
In 1998, the group’s first self-titled TV show began airing on Comedy Central. During its second season, the group opened an improv theatre and training center in New York, where they held shows every night, as well as classes in sketch comedy writing and improv. Though the TV show was canceled after its third season, the UCB theatre continues to operate.
In 2001, Poehler joined the SNL cast, with her pilot episode being the first produced after the 9/11 tragedy. She has the distinction of being only the third person who was promoted from feature player to full cast member in her first season on SNL. She is also the first SNL cast member to be nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category at the Emmy Awards.
Poehler started the 2004 to 2005 season as co-anchor of Weekend Update. She is also known for playing Hillary Clinton in many SNL segments. In addition to SNL, she’s also had stints with the show Late Night with Conan O’Brien, where an Amy Poehler appearance means returning to her recurring role as Stacy, Andy Richter’s little sister. She also appeared in two episodes of Undeclared, as well as the film Southland Tales of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
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An Amy Poehler appearance can be found on the cover of the April 20, 2008 issue of Page Six Magazine.
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