November 3, 2014
Betch of the week is Amy Poehler, in honor of her new book “Yes, Please.” Amy Poehler one of the funniest women working in comedy, and more importantly, she is Regina George’s mother and therefore an OG betch.
Her new book is a memoir she wrote and she’s not even halfway through forty. Some of you may have read it, but chances are a lot of you haven’t. If you liked BossyPants or Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, do yourself a favor and get this book because you’ll love it. The cover is so neon it’s practically glow-in-the-dark and there’s a whole chapter dedicated to drugs. She casually talks being too hungover on molly to play with her kids: “How do you explain to a four-and-six-year-old that you can’t play Rescue Bots because you have to spend all day in bed eating Cape Cod potato chips and watching The Bicycle Thief?”
Here's another quote from her book where she talks about not fucking bros: "Remember that no matter how old you are, every time you see that person the first thing you will think of is "I had sex with you."
Amy and Tina showed the world that bitches get shit done when they hosted the Golden Globes, not once, but twice. Originally from Boston, she’s a natural blonde with a wicked sense of humor, and she is a boss without ever TTH. Just take this quote from Tina Fey about Amy’s first week at SNL:
“Amy made it clear that she wasn't there to be cute. She wasn't there to play wives and girlfriends in the boys' scenes. She was there to do what she wanted to do and she did not fucking care if you like it.”
She calls Tina Fey her comedy wife, and Tina gave us Cady Heron and like the rules of feminism, so Amy is basically the father of everything holy.
There’s so much we love about Amy. From playing a pyscho theater camp counselor in Wet Hot American Summer to creating and starring in her own TV show where she’s Chris Pratt’s boss, she literally kills it at everything she does. She’s a mother of two and still manages to write a book, do Parks and Rec, run the UCB Theatre, and make out with Nick Kroll on the side. So, Amy Poehler, we salute you. You’re not a regular mom, you’re a cool mom.