There were reports a few years ago that you had signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to produce a sitcom with Paul Dinello. Whatever came of that?
Yes! It was a cop show. I guess they didn’t like it enough, so nothing happened with it. It was really funny — we thought it was really funny, but maybe it just wasn’t what they were looking for. I love cop shows and crime books and thrillers, and before I die I’m gonna play a cop. I was pitching that idea 25 years ago. I really wanna do this. I know it can work. I’m so interested in it, but it just hasn’t happened. But before I die, I know I’m gonna be a policewoman.
I was listening to an interview with Amy Poehler on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, and she says people used to think she was you when you were both at Second City. Did people ever think you were Amy Poehler?
Yeah, she told me that. People always think I’m Amy Poehler, which never bothers me. I mean, Amy Poehler is great. I’m like, “No, I’m not on SNL anymore. I’ve been doing my own show in California.” That’s usually what I tell them. “Will and I are having a lot of problems. Will Arnett and I are getting a divorce. Yeah, I just had my second child.” She’s great, though, and I like her show a lot.
Full Interview: NY Magazine.