Just for Laughs 2013: Amy Poehler On Dealing with Professional Self Doubt

Amy Poehler, Comedy Person of the Year at Just For Laughs, offers some words of wisdom to iThentic's Hannah Spear.

Poehler was a cast member on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 2001 to 2009. In 2004, she became the co-anchor of the Weekend Update sketch along with her friend and colleague Tina Fey. Poehler's work on SNL earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Since 2009, she stars as Leslie Knope in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, for which she has been nominated for four Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, two Golden Globe Awards, and one Screen Actors Guild Award.


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This year iThentic was lucky enough to check out the Just For Laughs ComedyPro, which gave the crew access to some of the industries most talented and influential players!

The Just For Laughs ComedyPro is a unique, annual, global gathering of the biggest names in the comedy world that explores all facets of comedy. You can't get any closer than this to the biggest stars and the biggest players in the comedy industry. Past participants include: Judd Apatow, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Todd Phillips, Jay Roach, Paul Feig, Lewis Black, Steven Levitan, Jason Reitman, Ivan Reitman, Edgar Wright, Louis CK, Dan Harmon, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Chelsea Handler, Adam Carolla, just to name a few!

With this incredible access iThentic has produced a series of candid and hilarious behind the scenes conversations with some major industry personalities. The series also allows a unique insider perspective on the pitch process and industry advice often shared behind closed doors. Segments from the series include conversations with Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, Seth Meyers, Marc Maron, Nick Kroll, Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development), Jimmy Carr, Todd Barry, Edgar Wright, Andy Kindler, Andy Nulman (Laughs President) and many more!

To catch the daily episodes produced for this series and many more subscribe to the iThentic YouTube channel or visit http://www.iThentic.com

  • Directed by: iThentic
  • Produced by: iThentic
  • Edited by: Josh Jensen
  • Dir. of Photography: Matt Landry, Josh Jensen, Ben Rayner
  • Cast: Amy Poehler
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