Amy Poehler Honored at Variety Power of Comedy Pictures

Amy Poehler's Funny Friends Toast Her at Variety's Power of Comedy Event

Amy Poehler's Funny Friends Toast Her at Variety's Power of Comedy Event

Amy Poehler was the honored guest at Saturday night's Variety Power of Comedy event, and many of her friends, family, and past and present costars turned up to toast — and sometimes roast — the Parks and Recreation star. Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph, Whitney Cummings, and of course, Will Arnett, were among the celebs who attended or took the stage during the soiree.

We caught up with Will and Amy before the show kicked off, and the pair told us that despite their comedic talents, their two sons get the most laughs at home. Will and Amy made a date night of the annual event, which is held as a benefit for women's cancers. Last year, Russell Brand was awarded for his comedic chops, and he shared a video message with Amy, as did her former "Weekend Update" cohort Tina Fey. Will Ferrell jokingly went in for a kiss as he presented Amy with her award at the close of the show, and during the evening, both Maya and Ken Jeong performed silly songs in her honor. We spoke with Ken on the red carpet, who told us the evening had special meaning for him not only as an admirer of Amy's, but because his wife is a breast-cancer survivor herself.

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