Amy Poehler is not interested in your Q&A

Amy Poehler. –Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Amy Poehler does not want to talk about her guilty pleasures.

The former “SNL’’ and “Parks and Recreation’’ star didn’t quite play along when she was asked a series of lighthearted questions as part of a roundup of the “40-ish Most Powerful People in Comedy,’’ published by the Hollywood Reporter this week.

Her most memorable heckler?

“Who cares? The whole world is on fire,’’ Poehler replied.

She had similar answers when asked to describe why she’s funny (“I don’t even know anymore’’) and her career path if she didn’t work in comedy (“I would never leave my house’’).


The Burlington native also reminded Hollywood Reporter readers about the crisis still underway in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and expressed sorrow over the recent spate of school shootings.

Her answers were reminiscent of Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins’s recent silent interview, in which the NFL player responded to questions about being disinvited to the White House by holding up a series of signs highlighting problems with the criminal justice system.

Poehler’s interview was part of a series of short Q&As with comedy stars, producers, and agents. The magazine called her a “prolific producer for next-gen talent,’’ citing her behind-the-scenes work on shows like “Broad City’’ and “Difficult People.’’

Read the full interview here.