This week I got to see Amy Poehler read a chapter from her book and it’s already my favorite book that’s ever been written. Can’t wait to read the rest of my favorite book when it actually comes out in October!
"When I stood in the dining room and demanded attention I was reminded of things I already secretly knew about myself. I wasn’t shy, I liked to be looked at, and making people laugh released a certain kind of hot lava into my body that made me feel like a queen."
Amy Poehler writing for the New Yorker / being the Queen of Everything. (x)
A cool find from the UCB’s website: Video of a June 1999 “ASSSSCAT!” show starring the UCB Four—Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, and Ian Roberts—alongside such performers as Neil Flynn and Miriam Tolan. The monologue, delivered via video, is by Del Close, who’d died just a few months earlier. The clip’s embedding doesn’t seem to be working, but you can find the whole performance here.