Amy Poehler named Harvard's Hasty Pudding woman of the year

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Posted: Jan 06, 2015 9:43 PM
Amy Poehler named Harvard's Hasty Pudding woman of the year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Comedy star Amy Poehler has been named 2015 Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

The group said Tuesday Poehler's comedy "fits so well with the Pudding's own tradition of satire and social commentary."

Poehler has a 2014 Golden Globe award and five Emmy nominations for her role as Leslie Knope on the NBC comedy series "Parks and Recreation." She co-hosts the Globes telecast Sunday with Tina Fey on NBC.

Hasty Pudding is the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe, dating to the late 18th century. Its annual awards go to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution. Last year's winners were Helen Mirren and Neil Patrick Harris.

Poehler will get a parade and roast Jan. 29.

The man of the year will be announced later.