Why the World Would Be A Better Place if Amy Poehler Gave a Speech Every Week
Last night, the American Comedy Awards aired on NBC, awarding some of our favorite comedians, actors, TV shows and films as the funniest of the year. Someone who has certainly had a fantastic year from that Parks and Rec finale, to kicking the Golden Globes‘ butt by hosting with BFF Tina Fey, is Amy Poehler. She won for Comedy Actress, TV and made the speech above. The speech itself deserves an award.
Amy got up there, humble yet confident, honest and hilarious self to point out that “rating comedy is really weird”, “black people are funnier than white people” and that she was “genuinely honored” to be a part of the group of people in that room. And then she curtseyed. Flawless.
While Leslie Knope is not only one of the best women, but characters on TV, and her Golden Globe gigs are always the highlight of award season, we as a universe need to guarantee that there are more opportunities for Amy to accept awards. Not just because she deserves them, but because we deserve those silly, quotable and quality speeches that she delivers each and every time. A reminder to be nice to everyone, work hard, but also enjoy all the silly moments of life. She’s putting so much goodness into the world, the least we can do is give her a statue or something. And take note, Emmy voters. Do the right thing.
You can catch the full awards show on Hulu where Seth Rogen kinda spills the beans on winning, Bill Hader speaks in an Australian accent the entire evening, and Bill Cosby talks about his start in stand-up. We also caught up with Amy’s Parks & Rec co-star and host of Billy on the Street, Billy Eichner, on the red carpet, who dished about the next season of the NBC sitcom:
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Also in the video above, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele give some new details about the webseries they are working on, Timothy Simons from Veep talks about his popular new nickname from the show, and former Parks & Rec writer and current writer of The Heat, Katie Dippold updates us on the status of the Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock sequel.
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