Amy Poehler is headlining Northeastern’s homecoming this November

The Boston College Eagle is temporarily shedding her wings.

’SNL’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’ star Amy Poehler was born in Newton.
–Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

While Amy Poehler’s true allegiances may lie with the Boston College Eagles (the actress graduated from the college in 1993), she’ll be lending her time and talents to the Northeastern Huskies this fall.

The university’s annual homecoming event will be held this year from November 7-13 and will feature “An Evening With Amy Poehler” on Thursday, November 10 at Matthews Arena.

The comedy queen—known for her roles on Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreationwill headline, stepping into the shoes of Amy Schumer, who appeared last year, and former guests like Kevin Spacey, Jimmy Fallon, and Donald Glover.


The university made the announcement Wednesday through a student-made video.

The Boston area has a lot of love for Poehler, who was born in Newton and grew up in Burlington. Last year, Harvard’s exclusive Hasty Pudding Theatricals group celebrated her as their “Woman of the Year.”

“An Evening with Amy Poehler” will be hosted by WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti. Tickets are only available to Northeastern students, staff, and alumni—but they’re allowed to take guests, so buddy up with a local Husky ASAP if you want in.

Tickets go on sale for Northeastern students on November 1 and for alumni on November 3.

(Thursday, November 10; doors at 6:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.; Matthews Arena; $15 for undergrad students, $25 for other members of the NU community)

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