Amy Poehler: Jon Hamm Said “Get Your Sh*t Together”By: Ann Casano - June 4, 2014
If you’re pregnant and hysterical, don’t count on Jon Hamm to offer you a shoulder to cry on.
Amy Poehler, who was out promoting her new memoir called Yes Please, told a funny story relating to the Mad Men star while on a panel at BookCon in New York City on May 31. The SNL alum recalled a hilarious tale about how Jon Hamm told her to get her sh*t together during his first time hosting Saturday Night Live in 2008.
Poehler said that she was very pregnant with her first child. It was a Friday when she and Hamm were rehearsing a parody sketch of Mad Men. She called her doctor’s office to check in and was told by the receptionist that her doctor had passed away.
“I was due the next day,” Poehler said. “So it’s my first kid, I’m in a Mad Men outfit, I turn to everybody and I hysterically start crying, and a really pregnant woman crying is terrifying. So, juicy tears just like squirting out of my eyes. And it was like the punch line to a joke, it’s like, my doctor just died and I’m due tomorrow.”
“And Jon Hamm, who I am just getting to know, comes over and puts his hands on my shoulder and is like, ‘This is a really important show for me. I’m gonna need you to get your shit together.’ And I laughed so hard, I probably peed myself. I believe that going through crying to laughing adds like five years to your life.”
Yes Please is Poehler’s first memoir. The book will not be available until October 28, 2014. The memoir will obviously focus on Poehler’s life, including her divorce to actor Will Arnett and their two sons. However, the Parks and Recreation star is not about to dish out all the personal details of her private life, “I don’t really talk about it because I have a real respect for my ex-husband and the father of my children, and I also don’t like people knowing my shit.”
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