Amy Poehler, wisdom, teamwork and the art of improv

Hulu left the best parts of the interview out and I hope to be able to find them to piece this together, but the video below comes the closest.

Among the gems:
“Playing with good players makes you look really good.” This works in life and in business. Play with the smart, funny, talented, dedicated and passionate people. Don’t spend time with the haters and nay-sayers.

“Yes, and….” The first rule of improv and a pretty damn good piece of advice for life. Accept something from the other person and offer something more of you back.

Why Hulu decided to cut these parts out and just go for the funny is baffling to me. We can watch Amy Poehler’s comedy every week on Parks and Recreation and SNL, but it is these inside glimpses through the cracks when the actor isn’t “on” that gives Inside the Actor’s Studio it’s value.

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