Amy Poehler has been named Hasty Pudding’s 2015 Woman of the Year, joining such distinguished company as Debbie Reynolds, Katharine Hepburn, and Meryl Streep.
Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatrical has been naming its annual Woman of the Year since 1951. The honoree gets a parade and a roast in their honor, and for Poehler the festivities will include a presentation of the Pudding Pot and a performance of ¡Oops!… Madrid it again! by Hasty Pudding cast members.
“We are extremely excited to announce Amy Poehler as our 2015 Woman of the Year. She is an accomplished performer, incredible comedian, and an inspiration to everyone in the Hasty Pudding,” Hasty Pudding president Jason Hellerstein in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming Ms. Poehler and celebrating and honoring her achievements in a truly unique and memorable way.”
Even with Parks and Recreation coming to an end, 2015 is going to be a busy year for Poehler. Not only is she co-hosting the Golden Globes with Tina Fey, she is playing Joy in the new Pixar film Inside Out, producing Broad City, and starring in Sisters with Tina Fey (30 Rock), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), and Santino Fontana (Frozen).
As busy as she is with all of these projects and the Hasty Pudding festivities, I hope that she will find some time in the new year for some more freestyle rapping on Comedy Bang! Bang!. The world needs more of her raps about exotic pets and Paula Deen.
Source: Entertainment Weekly