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2006 Alumni Guest

Boston College Arts Council

Comedian Amy Poehler '93

Recipient of 2006 Arts Council Alumni Award

 

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This year the Boston College Arts Council has selected comedian Amy Poehler to receive the annualArts Council Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement in the spring of 2006. She will make an exclusive Boston appearance at the 8th annual Boston College Arts Festival (April 27-29). While visiting, Ms. Poehler will perform with My Mother's Fleabag, an improv/comedy group she performed with while at BC, participate in a career-related program, Inside the BC Studio, for students exploring a career in improv and comedy, and will receive the Arts Council award at the annual Alumni Evening at the Arts Festival on Saturday, April 29.

Amy Poehler, a native of Burlington, Massachusetts, graduated in 1993 with a degree in theater and communications and performed regularly with My Mother’s Fleabag. After graduating, Poehler traveled to Chicago to perform with Second City, ImprovOlympic (studying with Del Close), and the Upright Citizens Brigade. When this group moved its base of operations to New York, she helped to found the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCBT), where she continues to teach and perform. She has appeared on Comedy Central with the UCBT and joined NBC’s Saturday Night Live cast in 2001. Currently, she co-hosts SNL’s popular “Weekend Update” program with Tina Fey and has appeared in several successful films.

AMY POEHLER'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AT BOSTON COLLEGE:

Friday, April 28
Devlin 008
4:30-5:30 PM
Inside the BC Studio
Audience members will be entered into a raffle for SNL tickets for the 2006-2007 season. Event is free.
 
5:30-7:30 PM
Alumni VIP reception*
By invitation only.
Saturday, April 29
Lyons Hall, Welch Dining Room
5:30-7:30 PM
Alumni Evening at the Arts Festival
Cocktail reception, light dinner and cash bar. Arts Council Alumni Award presentation to Amy Poehler. BC alumni and guests are invited to attend. Event Sold Out 4/19/06.
 
O’Neill Plaza, Main Tent
8:00 PM
My Mother’s Fleabag LIVE! with Amy Poehler
Co-Sponsored by the UGBC. General Admission$15, BC Students with ID $5. Event Sold Out 4/27/06
 
10:30 PM
My Mother’s Fleabag LIVE! with Amy Poehler
Co-Sponsored by the UGBC. General Admission$15, BC Students with ID $5. Event Sold Out 4/27/06