This is America.
Amy Poehler took her moment of recognition to shine the light on some of the most serious issues facing our country — like gun violence, climate change, and the death toll in Puerto Rico. That, our friends, is how you use a platform!!
Instead of going on about her guilty pleasure or dream product endorsement, the 46-year-old comedian used her position as one of THR‘s “40 Most Powerful People in Comedy” to brilliantly get back to the unfortunate state of our country.
See the Q&A for yourself (below)!
My most memorable heckler… “Who cares? The whole world is on fire.”
Dream product endorsement “A giant whale just died in Thailand after eating 80 plastic bags.”
Guilty pleasure “Let’s not forget over 4,600 people have died in Puerto Rico.”
I’m funny because… “I don’t even know anymore.”
If I didn’t work in comedy… “I would never leave my house.”
College comedy audiences areâ€¦ “Kids that are afraid they will be shot in their own schools. What has happened to us?”
Sitcom you’d reboot? “Mr. Rogers. I miss him. We need him.”
The funniest thing about the Trump administration isâ€¦ “Are you kidding me?”
Snaps!!! They don’t call her one of the most powerful comedians for nothing!!
[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]