Amy Poehler, 37, is perhaps the only funny piece left on Saturday Night Live and she’s been nominated for an Emmy because of it. Now she’s leaving after the November election to have her baby and start on a new prime-time comedy series. She sat down with USA Today recently and talked about her pregnancy.
Q: So, how’s the pregnancy going?
A: Oh, my God, I’m crying at everything lately. I’m watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and I was crying so hard. There’s no shame in that. I’m crying at everything. The wind will blow a branch and I’m like, aw, nature.
Q: You look great.
A: You have no idea. I ate two waffles, a banana and cereal with blueberries. And that was between my two breakfasts.
Q: Will the pregnancy be written into some sketches?
A: Being pregnant and doing comedy is like wearing a giant sombrero in every scene. Everyone is just trying to pretend it’s not there. It can be limiting. It gets boring. (So her belly will be hidden as much as possible.)
Q: You’re shooting the new show in L.A. and it’s not a spinoff ofThe Office, right?
A: The show is going to start shooting in February. We’ll shoot six or seven episodes. It’s the same style and from the same creators as The Office. It’s going to be that similar style, another small-town setting. I’m excited about it.
Q: Any dreams for the baby?
A: I don’t care if it’s a girl or a boy, I want it to marry Alice Richmond, Tina (Fey)’s daughter. We’d make a lovely mother and mother-in-law of the bride.