Since her days at Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008, Amy Poehler has been one the biggest mainstream powerhouses in comedy, so it’s easy to forget that she’s actually—you know—super funny. But every once in a while she makes a joke that reminds the world why we fell in love with her in the first place.
Thursday, the Hollywood Reporter rolled out its first-ever list of the Most Powerful People in Comedy, and asked each of the honorees to fill out a little questionnaire with prompts like “Sitcom you’d reboot?” and “Guilty pleasure.” Poehler decided to seize the opportunity to remind us all that there are slightly bigger issues in the world in 2018 than showbusiness (like the oceans, and Puerto Rico’s ongoing hurricane recovery crisis, and school shootings).
Here are her answers to the prompts:
Fans and celebs on Twitter alike loved the answers:
god bless amy poehler pic.twitter.com/5tcLN9mckH
— Joselyn Hughes (@joselynhughes) June 14, 2018
Amy Poehler was named one of the 40 most powerful people in comedy and her answers to these questions are genius:
(Also before you bust me out- I realize my battery is on 4%) pic.twitter.com/C1VaChgota
— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) June 14, 2018
I didn’t know it was possible to idolize someone more than I already idolize Amy Poehler, but then she gave this interview to the Hollywood Reporter and now I am deceased pic.twitter.com/yzNKfUlsd8
— Shira (@ShiraDWilson) June 14, 2018
Amy Poehler’s answers to these Hollywood Reporter questions are precisely why I love her and why we need more Amy Poehler in this world. pic.twitter.com/iwP2isZZRN
— kavya ♡ (@feyntastic) June 14, 2018
Well done, Amy.