Poehler on 'Verge of Tears' Over SNL Exit

Has six shows before leaving
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Sep 19, 2008 11:25 AM CDT
In this image released by Focus Features, Steve Coogan and Amy Poehler are shown in a scene from, "Hamlet 2."    (AP Photo/Focus Features)
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(Newser) – As Amy Poehler preps for her final episodes of Saturday Night Live, the masterful Hillary impersonator says she’s as upset to leave as her co-workers are to see her go. "I'm on the verge of tears every minute,” Poehler tells USA Today. After 7 years with the show, she'll go on maternity leave before the Nov. 4 election and start shooting her first sitcom shortly thereafter.

"The cast and writers there are so dear, dear to me. I can't quite imagine not doing it. I'm so, so sad about leaving,” she said, adding: "As a feminist, I support every woman's right to get powerful enough to be made fun of."