Amy Poehler to leave SNL

Viewers may have noticed Amy Poehler's burgeoning midsection (please don't say "baby bump") behind the Saturday Night Live podium as she channeled Hillary Clinton in this weekend's premiere. The comedienne plans to take full advantage of political skit fodder by sticking around through the November election, but will then head out on maternity leave. She won't be coming back.

Once the baby, which is her first, has been born and coddled through the early days of its life, Poehler will return to work--at her new NBC primetime series, a spin-off of The Office. While we are stoked for the new show, we can't help but be a little bummed at the prospect of a Poehler-free SNL. After all, she's the funniest person left in the cast.

Saturday's SNL premiere, in which guest star Tina Fey joined Poehler to skewer vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was the show's most-watched season premiere since 2001. It also drew more viewers than any single SNL episode since December 17, 2002, when traveling jam band Phish and former Vice President Al Gore graced the stage.

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Sad to see her go, but looking foward to her new show, but please stop saying how good fey was, for one thing, she is younger than Miss palin, yet looks 10 years older, get a new stichk will ya.
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She was funny, but I can't say that I'll really miss her.
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i'm sad to see her go, I havn't watvhed in a while, but she definitly is the funniest cast member remaining. I do find MadTV to be a lot funnier than SNL, plus I always forget to watch it since it's on so late in my time zone.
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Finally.
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eljayson:

u gotta be kidding. The current cast is so unfunny. I (and millions of others) only watch 4 the digi shorts. & so far the digi shorts rnt funny.



I still dont get that stupid laser cats, and they made 2 parts of it!
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y is SNL maternity leave so short? Tina has daughter Alice on 10Sept5 and had 2 go back 2 work on 22Oct.



Is Amy leaving bc she wants more than just1mo 1 wk off?



Plus the office spinOff is still in development.
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Well, for selfish reasons I'm sorry to see her go on to new pastures. But I wish her all the best for her two new babies, both the private one and the professional one. I'll try to make the most out of the coming weeks while she's still there.
Good luck to you Amy
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it won't be the same without her, she was hilarious
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never liked SNL but Fey and Poehler were absolutely hilarious in the premiere and its great that these two have made it to star in better shows
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thats so sad, she's so funny. SNL will miss her
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Aw that's too bad, although it will be nice to see the new spin-off.
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This is sad news. Tina and Amy were my favorite people on SNL, when Tina left I almost stopped watching, once Amy leaves I know I will.
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no tina and no amy = crappy weekend update
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Amy is f.ing great but the cast in SNL now is as good as it gets. This episode was exactly that proof. Did you see K. Wig's acting in the freaky siblings....it left me speachless. Good riddance Amy and long live the awesome cast. Viva McGrubber.
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... This show just keeps getting lamer and lamer... Look I like Amy P as much as the next guy. However, she was no Sandler, Farley, Meddows, Chase, Murphy, Hartman or etc etc... The point is when the funniest person on the show is Poehler you have problems... And its not that she was even the funniest "Women" on the show ever... That would be Rachel Drach or Chris Katan!! The point is this show needs to start getting some Super Stars fast or I think the next year could be a rough one for them.
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Oh Amy please don't go! But if you do - please come back if your show is as bad as 30Rock! I was planning on skipping the rest of this year's SNL anyway - or at least until after the elections... It seems as if the only funny jokes were the ones aimed at Christians/Middle Americans. We have a running debate in my house as to whether this is intentional - so that these jokes are the ones remembered and repeated around the water cooler on Monday - or if the only humor the writers find in the world these days is at the expense of the residents of the Flyover States. Hopefully after the elections, they won't feel such an overwhelming need to disparrage this segment of society, and hopefully influence the viewer's voting to reflect their desire not to be associated with a group deemed so "uncool" by the powers that be.
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No she cant leave she is the best..
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I wonder who'se going to join Seth Myers witht he weekend update now.
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i have a feeling her spin off is going to flop..
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!AMY!!!!!PLEASE DON'T GO!WE LOVE YOU!I'm gonna boycot SNL now.
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Al Gore was not the Vice President in 2002...
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Lol @ the person who said a news article should be free of opinions. Someone needs a healthy dose of reality sometime soon.
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its going to be sad not seeing Amy on SNL anymore
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Like every past great SNL cast member, this was inevitable, but still unfortunate.
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"by the way, this redesign is awful." YES, i TOTALLY agree!
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do u think she's going to be more focused on her weird as heck show, Mighty B?
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Bye, Poehler.



Get it? "Bi-polar?"



God, I'm so freaking hilarious.
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I happen to go Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig being funnier. Amy's still great though.



By the way, this redesign is awful.
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Funniest person in the cast? Not only should a news columnn be free of opinions, but that's also a bad one. Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis are the funniest by far.
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was bound to happen
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