Amy Poehler Sets Date for SNL Exit


Sep. 17 2008, Published 3:39 p.m. ET

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Seven seasons after she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live, Amy Poehler is set to make her good-byes to the show after the election in November. But in typical Amy form, even leaving a beloved job is a chance for a joke.

"It's gonna be really hard – Boyz II Men hard – to say goodbye to yesterday," Amy tells Men's Vogue. "SNL was dangerous, late-night, last-minute, and star-studded, but like any good drug, you need to know when to put it down."

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The Weekend Update co-anchor and spot-on Hillary Clinton impersonator will surely  be missed – when asked recently what it will be like to lose Amy on the show, SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels said  "For me, devastating."

After the birth of her baby with fellow comedian and husband Will Arnette in October, Amy will move on to a mockumentary style show made by the producers of The Office. Amy says she finds herself using the P.E. or "Pregnancy Excuse" to get out of parties early.

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"My baby drops in October," she says, "and everybody's got to go out and get it."


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