Day: November 4, 2014

Amy Poehler: “Yes, Please” and how your career is a bad boyfriend

In Amy Poehler’s inspirational new book that’s part memoir of her life in comedy — up, up and still rising from iO to UCB to SNL to Parks and Rec — and into advising young comedians and other “Smart Girls at the Party” as an executive producer, Yes Please really speaks to many of us when she writes about how you should treat your career as if it were a bad boyfriend. While making the promotional rounds last week, Poehler touched on this mantra more than once. Here she mentions it during a live interview for AOL: Sitting down...

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Meet Me In New York: Joe Pera

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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Matt Donaher’s TV debut on Conan

Online, this clever kid from New Hampshire is SimplyMattD. But that simply won’t do when you’re making your national TV debut, so Conan O’Brien introduced him to you on your tubes under his real name, Matt Donaher. Donaher’s set examined his lifelong difficulties with women, and a slightly related bit about his high-school bullies. Roll the...

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