Tuesday the world found out that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be hosting the Golden Globes for the next two years. As one journalist put it, “they get viewers like nobody else.” Separately they are completely entertaining and comical; together, though, they become a side-splitting two-woman show. Effortlessly, at times, these two woo the crowds of the red carpet and never seem to miss a beat when the cameras magnetically draw to them. Beautiful and poised, classy and always best-dressed, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey together encompass an intoxicating dyad. This fact leads some to wonder what is next for this uproarious pair. The Saturday Night Live duo has taken their charisma and ability to entertain the masses to their own explosive solo careers. ”What is next?” you ask; surely it must be taking over the world.
Amy Poehler, currently the star of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, is one of television’s top comediennes; earning several Emmy nominations for her acting, writing and producing on the hit show. Amy became a favorite in 2001 when she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live with long-time friend, Tina Fey, where she became famous for portraying celebrities like Sharon Osborne and Kelly Ripa, and eventually co-anchoring with Seth Meyers on the weekly skit called Weekend Update.
Tina Fey, the two-time Emmy winning actress, rose to stardom in 1995 on the set of Saturday Night Live. One of her better known skits came in 2008 when the vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, was introduced as one of Fey’s characters. Giving a shockingly cloned performance, even cast members of the show had a hard time determining who was who when Sarah Palin showed up for a cameo. After leaving Saturday Night Live in 2006, Fey went on to write and star in the Emmy-winning sitcom, 30 Rock.
For twenty years, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have remained incredibly close friends. Meeting in 1993 at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic, the inseparable funny girls have held onto one of the longest Hollywood relationships many of us have ever seen. It is conceivable, then that the next step in their decades-long love-affair should be a contractual agreement, even if it is just to host the Golden Globes for two years, and then, without hesitation; conquering the world.
These two comical geniuses seem to hit pay-dirt in whatever adventures they undertake. Having a seemingly innate ability to bring a smile to the face of America has set the bar high for any comedic actors that may follow. Taking with them wherever they go a need to brighten the atmosphere, and living with the philosophical motto that laughter is truly the best medicine, it would not be the worst thing for this world if Poehler and Fey really did take it over. Instead of wars, perhaps we could just partake in tickle fights.
Editorial Written by: Amy Magness Whatley