About halfway through it, she begins to detail some very specific advice she learned from her improv comedy classes in Chicago (and later Saturday Night Live). But her overall theme is this: "You can't do it alone."
How true that is. Even if you're pursuing a career as a stand-up comedian. You can't do it alone. You need the support of friends, family and loved ones to get through this crazy, mixed-up world. But why hear me tell you this, when Harvard uploaded Poehler's speech.
Roll the clip.