To most people (with a sense of humor) Amy Poehler is a local legend. For those who need to ask why, the petite comedian isn’t just a former Saturday Night Live cast member, but also an original founder of the comedy-improv group the Upright Citizens Brigade, which has outposts on both coasts. The actress chats it up with film and culture critic Caryn James tonight and discusses her impressive career that has led Poehler from improv stage to late-night television to the big screen, starring in films such as Baby Mama and the Peabody-award-winning NBC series Parks and Recreation.

Fri., June 15, 8:15 p.m., 2012