With years of experience hosting Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” under her belt, Amy Poehler is a natural choice to host the Oscars. She is as good off-the-cuff as she is in a scripted setting. She has carried an entire show as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, and her time spent as an in improv group Second City gives her the flexibility to work with any last-minute script changes or Kanye-esque “Imma let you finish” moments. Plus, as a mother of two, she can deal with whatever poop the stars hand her. And even when she’s out of character, she can make a huge crowd laugh. Check out her Harvard Class Day speech above for proof.
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