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By Ree Hines

She's a respected "Saturday Night Live" alum, the award-winning lead on a hit sitcom, the author of a brand new memoir and one half of a beloved Golden Globes hosting team — in short, Amy Poehler's career couldn't be hotter.

On Tuesday morning, the comedian stopped by TODAY to talk about all that good fortune and to discuss the inevitable downside of one gig.

  • On whether or not she knew she'd make it on "SNL": I had a sense that it wasn't crazy. There are certainly moments still when I can't believe my life. … You have to kind of fake it until you make it. You have to believe you deserve to be there."
  • On winning "the pudding," aka the best actress Golden Globe for her work on "Parks and Recreation": "You think you really want it. You're just like, 'Give me that pudding!' You just want to taste it. Then you realize, like everything else, it's nice to be included at the table, but if you get the pudding, it doesn't matter either way."
  • On hosting the Golden Globes for a third and final time with comedy pal Tina Fey: "It's the law of diminishing returns, which is why this is our last time. … Unless you want to be a perennial host, there's nowhere to go but down!"
  • But is it really their last time? "It'll be like our farewell tour. We'll be the Jay Z of the Globes and never retire."

Read more: The ladies of 'SNL' talk laughs and tough impressions on TODAY

Poehler's memoir, "Yes Please," is out now. 


Amy Poehler

From "Saturday Night Live" to "Parks & Recreation" and more, the actress is always good for a laugh.

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