By Rosemary Counter - Friday, November 16, 2012 - 0 Comments
TV’s funny gal gets serious about adolescent angst in the online series Ask Amy
Amy Poehler, the Saturday Night Live alumni often seen dressed to the nines on red carpets, reclines on her bed. Dressed down in capris and cotton, she introduces herself: “Hi there! You’re watching Ask Amy, and I’m answering the questions you sent in.” She flashes her iPhone to the camera.
Today’s question is almost quaint: “My dad won’t let me wear makeup because he says 14 is too young. How am I supposed to feel as pretty as my friends?”
“Well, this is a tough one,” says Poehler. “I understand you want to wear makeup like your friends—and, by the way, I can tell by your email that you’re so pretty that you don’t even need it.
“But if you want to wear it,” she continues, “maybe you could talk to your dad and say, ‘Okay, maybe I’ll just wear, I don’t know, a little eyeliner?’ ” Between tangible tips, some heart: “You’re turning into a young woman and it’s hard for him. So he might need you to go one step at a time.” Continue…
By Kate Lunau - Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 2:20 PM - 0 Comments
PowerPoint-loathing finds a creative new outlet onstage
One evening last week, about 120 people gathered at the Drake Hotel in Toronto and expectantly took their seats. Smiling broadly, dressed in a collared shirt and pleated pants, Matt Ginsberg, 28, got on stage. “Hello everyone. I’ve been asked to come here tonight to speak to you on a very important topic,” he said, to warm applause. Ginsberg then turned to face the PowerPoint presentation queued up behind him and sighed deeply, considering the talk he was about to give. Giggles erupted from the crowd. He read from the first slide: “Should you keep bees in your pants? An honest debate.”