All posts tagged: amy poehler

Monday Menagerie #19

When there are so many brutal things going on the world (I mean, what is going on in this world?) my escape is comedy. Milton Berle said, “Laughter is an instant vacation.” I couldn’t agree more. The only thing better than a true, uncontrollable laugh, is being the source of someone else’s true, uncontrollable laugh. Laughter uplifts us. It boosts our immune system. It heals. It is a pure form of joy. As a stand up comedian, I am most inspired by the women out there who are the source of laughter and joy for so many of us. Don’t get me wrong, funny is funny – and I can name countless male comics who make me laugh ‘til I cry. But the world of comedy is also predominantly male…and this isn’t ProjectMen.com. Monday Menagerie #19 is dedicated to comediennes I admire and are rocking the comedy world. Samantha Bee NPR discusses the State of the Union for women in comedy and reveals why Samantha Bee is one of my heroes…here. Samantha Bee will represent as a …

Monday Menagerie #5

  Just another week full of things that made us smile or made us think… it’s the Monday Menagerie 😀          …The good news you already heard about, but we are still celebrating!  (From the Twitter accounts of The First Lady and Hillary Clinton, respectively.)         Love Has No Labels This video speaks for itself. ❤   Architect’s future ‘Vegetal Cities’ merge nature with the man-made This is SO cool, I wish wish wish we could live in a world where this was reality.  Maybe one day…     Why I Can’t Forgive Dylann Roof Roxane Gay writes so powerfully in this piece.  Although I wish there were more conversations happening about what we as individuals, as a society, can do to help detect and prevent such atrocities from happening.  They aren’t comfortable topics, but gun control and pharmaceutical drug control both need to be moved to the top of the list. Prescription pharmaceuticals have been associated with all the major shootings of this nature in recent times.  Perhaps we should …