Amy Poehler: Tina Fey and Seth Meyers are dead to me
Has funny lady Amy Poehler really written off her "Saturday Night Live" pals Tina Fey and Seth Meyers?
Yes. But no. Yes, Poehler cracked a joke that both were off her Christmas card list. But, no, she wasn't serious.
It was all to get a few laughs while accepting her Variety Power of Comedy award Saturday. In its second year, the awards show went off in Los Angeles, where comedy fans got some top-tier talent in return for purchasing tickets that benefited the Noreen Fraser Foundation.
"To everyone who came in person, thank you," Poehler said of the tributes that had come her way. "To everyone who made a video, you're dead to me. We all know how easy it is to make a video."
Both Fey and Meyers, in New York working on their own comedy projects, had sent along recorded testimonials on their experiences working with Poehler.
Fey reflected on their time together at Chicago's Second City improv theater and later "SNL," all the way up to their half-hour comedies "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation."
"We even have shows on the same night in what will be known as the last great days of NBC," Fey cracked.
Other highlights from Poehler's big night included a video message from 2010 winner Russell Brand, a tribute from her husband, Will Arnett, and a musical performance from Maya Rudolph, who dedicated R. Kelly's "In the Kitchen" to Amy.
— Matt Donnelly
Photo: Amy Poehler arrives at the second annual Variety Power of Comedy awards, sparkling in Tiffany, at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday. Credit: Valerie Macon / Getty Images