Amy Poehler:I have to say, it’s about time you got into show biz. My shoulders are killing me from carrying the hopes of our entire family these past few years.
Greg Poehler:The whole reason I got into the biz is because I would hear literally every day - “Greg, you’re better than her. Greg, you’re so much funnier than your sister.” And yes, it was me, saying it to myself in the mirror, but still I heard it every day.
A tv show about a polyamorous couple?! It’s happening. The show is set to air March 22 however I believe it’s only available for those who have direct tv but I’m sure others will be able to find a way to view it! Anyone else interested and curious to see how it is?! It’s looks promising from the trailer.
I sent Amy the script just so she could check the font. I wanted to make sure it looked like a script. I’d Googled how to write a script, then sent it to her to make sure it looked right, and she really liked the script and said she wanted to produce it. I knew she wouldn’t want to be involved in something if it wasn’t good. We’ve had several family members pitch her unsuccessfully.
Greg Poehler, on writing the pilot of “Welcome to Sweden”. (x)
I was going to try out for [Boston College’s My Mother’s Fleabag], [after] Amy had [graduated], in my sophomore year. During the summer, I went to visit Amy in Chicago, when she moved out there to do Second City, and I went to a bunch of shows that she was in, and I was totally blown away by the quality of the improvisers there. I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It really intimidated me, to the point where I didn’t even try out when I got back [to college]. And then I’d come to find out that the people I saw that weekend were like Tina Fey, who was in Amy’s group, then there was like Steve Carell and Dave Koechner and Stephen Colbert and Rachel Dratch. Like, all those people were on the main stage there. I didn’t realize I was watching comedy royalty. And at the time, I was like, These people are just waiters, so, what chance do I have, if they can’t make it? So, it was really horrible. I wish I’d seen lesser talent. [Laughs.] It would have helped my [comedy] career.
Greg Poehler on Welcome to Sweden, growing up with Amy, and comedy (x).