Amy Poehler Quotes


12 Amy Poehler quotes:



"Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We've been trying forever to get improvisation on TV. It's just like stand-up. It's best when it's just left alone. It doesn't translate always on TV. It's best live."
"I also think if you're an actor and you can improvise, when you go on an audition and you can improvise you're just a genius. If you can, you know, take a Tide commercial and you can just say one funny line that's not in the commercial they think you're a genius."
Author: Poehler Quotes Category: American Comedian Quotes Commercials Quotes
"I've said this before, that, when you're in school and you're the class clown, men are really good at making fun at other people and women are really good at making fun of themselves."
"If you do a scene and you really like a character in it or a premise in it to write it down and to work on it so that you can have five or six characters that you can pull out in an audition."
"In a recent Valentine's Day posting on her fan website, Britney Spears says that - oh, who cares?"
"It's not communism, it's shouldn't be that everybody gets a try no matter how good or bad they are. It's our profession and our art, so we should eventually strive to be working with the best people."
"So, if you're doing good longform with talented people than you can step out and you can be the president or a construction worker and people accept that. It's really the roles you give yourself."
"Sometimes in my class I have people come in and do monologues inspired by people they know and I always find that to be useful to do specifics about somebody and then you're actually doing a character and not doing some random old lady or something."
"There's a couple of enemies to improv, and one of them is editing; when you edit on TV it makes it seem like it's not really improv."
"You tell somebody you're an improviser and they think you're doing Random Acts of Comedy and it's just like, a bastardization of what I think is the purest form of art. People still don't get it, they still don't understand that...well, number one, it's hard to prove to people that you're improvising when you're on TV. They don't believe it."
Author: Poehler Quotes Category: Comedy Quotes
"I.O. was kind of like comedy high school. Everybody knows each other, dated each other, performed together, lived together - so there's a lot of history among a lot of people."
Author: Poehler Quotes Category: Comedy Quotes
"I've said this before, that, when you're in school and you're the class clown, men are really good at making fun at other people and women are really good at making fun of themselves. I've directed all-female groups and I've been in them, and I find them really refreshing and challenging. When it comes right down to it, it's talented people really that I like working with rather than male or female."
Author: Poehler Quotes Category: Class Quotes



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