Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011

Amy Poehler

I was originally asked to write 150 words of praise for Amy Poehler. Unfortunately, a personal matter has forced me to deviate from this assignment. Amy, I know you are reading this. You won't return my phone calls, e-mails or texts, and I'm fed up. In February 2011 you asked me to invest $15,000 in a "real estate" opportunity you had heard about. Since then, I have heard nothing from you, and my research shows that the company, Excalibur Equity, does not even exist. I want my money back. Now.

That said, I cannot say how much I admire and respect Amy Poehler. In comedy, a lot of what you see feels derivative and uninspired; with Amy, 39, there is always something fresh and unexpected, and that's why I love her work. I've always felt a bond with her, but it was not until I worked with her on her sitcom Parks and Recreation that I really got to know her. I have found that she is as kind and caring a person as she is hilarious. Simply put, Amy Poehler is my hero. However, if I don't get back my $15,000 soon, I will be contacting the authorities.

Ansari is an actor and stand-up comic