When I interviewed Amy Poehler last week at the 92nd St. Y, she answered a few questions submitted through Tumblr. And even if you’ve never wondered about what song she likes to make out to, or another secret about her husband, Will Arnett (famed for Arrested Development and now Up All Night) you’ll want to hear her answers. She started out in improv, of course, so it’s not surprising she was so funny in the moment.
Her hilarious and touching Parks and Recreation character, Leslie Knope, may be the voice of the establishment, but Poehler brought out a young, enthusiastic crowd. Here she is responding to Tumblr:
And of you’re a Parks and Rec fan, don’t miss the article that Variety (as part of its Emmy coverage) asked Leslie to write about what a Knope presidency would be. The article, “The Audacity of Knope,” may be fiction, but has some valuable ideas. Beyonce as a permanent White House guest? Of course. Health care for everyone? Absolutely. Wafffles every meal might be a bit extreme.