Just last week Hollywood Reporter announced their “40(ish) Most Powerful People in Comedy” list, celebrating the funniest people in the industry. It was no shocker that Amy Poehler, best known for her role of Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation, was on that list. Poehler has many awards and nominations for her comedic and acting skills, but those aren’t her only talents, as Poehler has written and produced many of her own shows and books.


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Quick wit and funny remarks are, naturally, expected of such people like Amy Poehler and it’s probably what the Hollywood Reporter interviewer expected from the comedian during a small Q&A for the magazine. However, instead of funny short answers, Poehler surprised the interviewer, as well as the rest of the world, by not playing along. Scroll down to read her answers below and tell us what you think about her response.

Last week Hollywood Reporter announced their “40(ish) Most Powerful People in Comedy” list

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It was no shocker that Amy Poehler was on that list

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Poehler is best known for her role of Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation

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Hollywood Reporter interviewed her for a short Q&A intended for the feature

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However, Amy Poehler decided not to play along and instead of short funny answers…

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Actress and comedian offered this

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And people on the internet absolutely loved it