When Amy Poehler decided to take on the role of executive producer for the cannabis TV series Broad City, she didn't need to research the show's recurring recreational vice. The comedienne - who turns 45 today - enjoys smoking marijuana now and then, and she's had some run-ins with harder drugs in the past too.
Poehler opened up about these experiences in her 2014 memoir Yes Please. The chapter "Obligatory Drug Stories" recaps the highs and lows of substance experimentation.
"I tried cocaine, which I instantly loved but eventually hated," Poehler wrote. "Cocaine is terrific if you want to hang out with people you don't know very well and play Ping-Pong all night. It's bad for almost everything else...The day after cocaine is rough."
But she found the day after trying Molly was even worse.
"I remember a wonderful...New Year's Eve party where we all danced and drank water and loved each other. I also remember the next day when I thought I had no friends and I was so sad I wanted to sink into the carpet and permanently live there."
So she's given up the harder stuff and only smokes marijuana occasionally. But cannabis isn't the secret to her success. According to Poehler, cannabis doesn't help her creative process. "I can't perform, drive or write stoned, and therefore I smoke pot a lot less than I used to."
But we don't think Poehler is telling the whole story of her dabbling with banned substances. Back in the 90s, she appeared sporadically on Late Night with Conan O'Brien as Stacy, the fictional little sister of Conan's sidekick Andy Richter. Her running gag was that she had a crush on Conan, which Andy often brought up to embarrass her. And during one Thanksgiving-themed appearance, things got violent.
"You back off, big brother, unless you want some five-knuckle stuffing shoved into that Butterball head of yours."
Things got ugly after that. Roid rage ugly. Check it out.
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