Friday, September 19, 2008
Amy Poehler leaving SNL
According to the Los Angeles Times, she tells the new issue of Men's Vogue that she is taking a break after the November election as she prepares to welcome her first child. And she won't be returning after maternity leave.
"It's gonna be really hard Boyz II Men hard to say goodbye to yesterday," she says. "SNL was dangerous, late-night, last-minute and star-studded, but like any good drug, you need to know when to put it down."
Poehler won't be off the small screen altogether.
She has signed on for NBC's upcoming Office spin-off, set to air next year.
"I can kind of confirm that I will be working in some capacity on that show," she said in July. "I don't really have any other details yet."
Next up: The Emmys. She is nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for SNL.
She generated laughs this past weekend, portraying Hillary Clinton in a sketch with Tina Fey, who played Sarah Palin.