Aubrey Plaza - Hot Video: Prom Date with Jason Bateman and Will Arnett

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Ready for season 2 (short interview with her and Aziz)

Aubrey talks a bit and then Aziz talks about he's excited to return for season 2 and be back on set with the Parks family.

Aubrey's just in it at the beginning.


Friday, October 30, 2009

Parks & Recreation Season 1 DVD

I find it interesting that the DVD cover has an ad on it:

The Parks & Recreation Season 1 DVD is out now.

From the demise of Kath and Kim rose Parks and Recreation on NBC’s Comedy Done Right schedule. The series is done just like The Office with the documentary crew following around a bunch of lovable goofballs. The series does give Paul Schneider more exposure after Lars and the Real Girl. There’s only 6 episodes to the first season set due out in September. Here’s the press release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment:




OVERVIEW: From executive producers Greg Daniels (NBC's The Office) and Michael Schur (NBC's The Office) comes a new comedy starring Amy Poehler (NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Baby Mama) that looks at the exciting world of local government! The cameras follow Leslie Knope (Poehler) a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana while she attempts to beautify her town and advance her career. Joining in on the laughs are Rashida Jones (I Love You Man), Aziz Ansari (I Love You Man), Paul Schneider (Away We Go), Aubrey Plaza (Mystery Team), Nick Offerman (Sin City), and Chris Pratt (Wanted). Catch every episode of the breakthrough season Daniel Carlson is calling “funny, smart,
and fast!” (The Hollywood Reporter)

o PILOT: commentary with Greg Daniels, Mike Schur, and Rashida Jones.
o CANVASSING: commentary with Seth Gordon and Nick Offerman.
o THE REPORTER: commentary with Dan Goor, Dean Holland, and Paul Schneider.
o BOYS CLUB: commentary with Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Dean Holland, and Alan Yang.
o THE BANQUET: commentary with Amy Poehler and Beth McCarthy-Miller.
o ROCK SHOW: commentary with Greg Daniels, Mike Schur, Chris Pratt, and Rashida Jones.

Street Date: September 8, 2009
Price: $29.98 SRP
Selection Number: 61108025
Running Time: 2 Hours, 37 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layers
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen
Languages: English DTS
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish Subtitles
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Cast: Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman
Executive Producers: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur, Howard Klein



Thursday, October 29, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - gets pageant tips and explains her talents

Pageant Tips

Leslie gives April a list of 'don't dos' for the beauty pageant.

Okay. So these are basically Aubrey's April gags that got cut from the episode.

Come on! The mom standup at the end is not overly funny, but the pageant tips and talent list were hilarious!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

'Parks and Recreation' review - by Sepinwall

Tina Fey in "30 Rock" and Amy Poehler in "Parks and Recreation."

If, as a wise man once suggested, there's such a fine line between stupid and clever, then the line gets even finer between clever and genuinely funny. Humor is such a delicate thing that it may not take much for a mediocre comedy to suddenly become a very good one, as NBC's "Parks and Recreation" has, or for a great comedy to produce some sub-par episodes, as "30 Rock" has at the start of its fourth season.

Neither development is all that surprising. Comedies can take a while to find themselves, as "Parks and Recreation" has, and "30 Rock" sets such a high degree of difficulty for itself that some episodes will inevitably fail to stick the landing.

But even though Tina Fey is the Emmy-approved darling of the TV business, at the moment it's her old "SNL" pal Amy Poehler whose show is the best piece of NBC's Thursday sitcom bloc.

Though "Parks and Recreation" wasn't "The Office" spin-off NBC had been hoping for, the episodes produced last season were uncomfortably close to what was going on at Dunder-Mifflin Scranton. Poehler's Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Pawnee, Ind., parks department, was as cheerfully clueless as Michael Scott. In particular, she resembled the Michael of the early episodes, before "Office" writers like Greg Daniels and Michael Schur (the "P&R" creators) figured out how to soften him enough that you could understand how the man kept a job.

It wasn't until the last of those six spring episodes that Leslie developed some self-awareness and the show became much funnier for that. That trend has continued this season. Leslie still has an inflated sense of her job's importance and she still gets too enthusiastic at times, but she's not always dialed up to 11, and it makes sense why more laid-back supporting characters like city planner Mark Brendanawicz (Paul Schneider) or nurse Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) would want to be her friend.

"I think what the writers intended as 'takes her job too seriously' read to some people as 'oblivious,' " Schur acknowledged in an interview earlier last month. "So we corrected a little for that this year in the scripts."

And by reining in Leslie just a little, Daniels, Schur and company have allowed the other characters to shine more. As Leslie's disinterested but fearsome boss, Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman is delivering a master class in comic minimalism; the less effort he seems to expend in a scene, the more hilarious Ron becomes. (An inspired subplot a few weeks ago put Offerman together with the equally deadpan Aubrey Plaza, as the department's bored teenage intern April; it was like the two were competing to see who could go smaller, and the viewer was the winner.)

As Leslie's obnoxious officemate Tom Haverford, Aziz Ansari isn't doing anything differently from last year, but because Leslie isn't the twit she used to be, it seems a fairer fight when he tries to make fun of her. And though Schneider and Jones are primarily there as the straight man and woman, they're extremely likable and they can deliver when called upon to drive the comedy in a scene. (Jones had a fine time last week role-playing as Leslie's nightmare first date.) And stand-up comic Louis CK has been a wonderful addition as a plain-spoken cop who's sweet on Leslie, but uncomfortable expressing his feelings. ("I was attracted to her in a sexual manner . . . that was appropriate," he tells the "Office"-style documentary crew that follows the characters around.)

Tonight's show is another strong one, with Poehler's former "SNL" co-star Fred Armisen playing Leslie's counterpart from Pawnee's Venezuelan sister city. Where Leslie (who's not as geo-politically savvy as she thinks she is) expects poor and humble people, Armisen is an arrogant, insulting boor who likes to brag about his palatial villa with its four satellite dishes.

"I already know who wins 'Project Runway,' " he tells Leslie.

Placed in another potentially humiliating situation, Leslie puts on a happy face, not because she doesn't know any better (which is how she came across last year), but because she believes that's what her role models would do.

As she explains, "That's why people respect Hilary Clinton so much: nobody takes a punch like her. She's the strongest, smartest, punching bag in the world."



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - DC standup interview

We spoke to Aubrey Plaza, currently featured in Parks & Recreation and Funny People, one of 60 comedians performing in DC as part of Bentzen Ball.

Bisnow: Where are you answering these questions from?

Aubrey: Nicolas Cage's patio. I'm using his macbook.

Bisnow: Anybody in particular you’re excited about doing stand-up with here in DC?

Aubrey: Nick Offerman from Parks & Rec is doing some shows so it will be fun to hang out and do comedy with that old mustache.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Funny People on DVD and Blu-Ray on Nov 24

When you’ve got Judd Apatow making a movie called Funny People, starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza, and Aziz Ansari, you’d expect to get an uproariously hilarious film. Yes, Funny People is well, funny, but there’s much more to it than humor. See what it’s all about when it hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 24th.

Money can’t buy happiness, particularly in the case of George Simmons (Sandler). George is a successful comedy actor living what most would consider "the good life." Sadly, George doesn’t see it that way: he's completely self-absorbed and has no true friends. With the help of his assistant, Ira (Rogen), George uses a second chance at life to give back and get back the woman he loves.

Apatow takes bringing Funny People to DVD and Blu-ray very seriously. The single-disc DVD comes with the unrated version of the film, a gag reel, and feature commentary with Apatow, Sandler, and Rogen, but if you stick with the bare minimum on this one, you’ll really be missing out. Both the two-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD come with a significant amount of promising bonus material. First and foremost is the gag reel, which, considering the cast, is guaranteed to be hilarious. There’s also a four-part documentary detailing the entire production process. Then, you can see where it all began with “From the Archives,” which includes Sandler and Apatow’s 1990 episode of The Midnight Hour with Bill Maher, Sandler’s first appearance on David Letterman, and a 13-year-old Rogen doing stand-up. Even the film’s minor characters get a chance to shine. There’s a mockumentary with Ansari’s character, Randy, and “Music from Funny People,” which shows off the work of RZA. The list goes on and on, so be sure to check out the full specs below.

In honor of the DVD and BD release, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is giving away $100,000. The release doesn’t really provide enough details to explain how the contest works, but it’s got something to do with a grand prize winner getting a check for $100,000 and a bunch of other people having the chance to win over 200 other prizes like Blu-ray players and netbooks. If you win one of those runner-up prizes, you’ll get two, so you can give one away for the holiday. The contest doesn’t begin until October 28th, so we’ll keep an eye out for additional information.

Single-Disc DVD

• Gag Reel
• Feature Commentary with director Judd Apatow and stars Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen

Two-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD

• Hilarious gag reels
• Deleted & Extended / Alternate Scenes
• Line-O-Rama: Re-watch some of the movie’s funniest scenes, but this time with alternate punch lines
• Feature Commentary with director Judd Apatow and stars Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen
• Documentaries:
◦ Funny People Diaries: A documentary in four parts which takes audiences inside all aspects of the filmmaking process from early cast table reads and joke brainstorming sessions, to the various filmmaking techniques employed throughout the production.
◦ Judd’s High School Radio Show
◦ Raaaaaaaandy!: This mockumentary takes fans on the road with Aziz Ansari’s Randy character from the film.
• Music from Funny People: Listen to music from and inspired by the film from James Taylor, Adam Sandler, Jon Brion and RZA
• From the Archives: Watch Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow on a 1990 episode of The Midnight Hour with Bill Maher; Sandler’s first appearance on David Letterman; and Seth Rogen doing stand up at 13!
• The Films of George Simmons: Watch footage from George Simmons' greatest films including Sayonara Davey and Merman
• Prank Call 1990: Watch Sandler as he performs an actual prank phone call, in this archival footage from Judd Apatow’s personal video library
• “Yo Teach…!”: Go “behind-the-scenes” of “Yo Teach…!”, the television show featured in the film Funny People

Two-Disc Blu-Ray

Funny People on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def includes everything on the two-disc Collector’s Edition DVD, plus more exclusive content and interactive features, including:

• Enjoy more hilarious laughs with two more Line-O-Rama’s
• Watch additional Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scenes
• Additional music and an extensive look at James Taylor on the set
• Over an hour of stand up performances by the film’s cast
• Additional archival material including Sandler’s second Letterman appearance, Sandler at Los Angeles’ famed Comedy & Magic Club and Judd Apatow performing on The Dennis Miller Show
• Hilarious prank calls from Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow
• Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow’s appearance on “Charlie Rose”
• U-Control™: Funny People music: Universal’s exclusive signature feature puts the viewer just a click away from additional insights into the music in the film without ever leaving the movie.
• BD-Live (My Chat, My Scenes SHaring and My Funny People Commentary)



Sunday, October 25, 2009

Parks & Recreation - Season 2: Episode 2-6

These videos are temporary, so check them out while you can!

Episode 2: The Stakeout

During renovations of the pit's community garden, Leslie and Tom discover marijuana.

Episode 3: Beauty Pageant

Leslie serves as a judge for a local pageant in which April is a contestant.

Aubrey enters the beauty pageant! Hilarious!

Episode 4: Practice Date

Ann helps Leslie prepare for her first date with Dave. Meanwhile, the staff competes to find scandalous secrets about each other.

Aubrey helps find dirt on the others.

Episode 5: "Sister City"

Leslie hosts members of the Parks and Recreation department from Pawnee's Venezuelan sister city.

Aubrey Plaza is in this a lot. She flirts with the Venezuelan intern.

Episode 6: "Kaboom"

After building a playground in one day, Leslie gets tired of waiting for the pit to be filled in and takes matters in her own hands!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Parks & Recreation: Thursday, October 22, 2009

If you haven't been watching Parks and Recreation this season because the six episodes of last season still seemed to be finding their footing (read: they weren't very funny), then you may want to start checking it out. Not just an Office clone, Amy Poehler is no longer trying to be a blonde Michael Scott, and is instead playing park official Leslie as an earnest, if naive, public servant with an eccentric group of friends and co-workers.

Aziz Ansari steals every scene as the wannabe Pawnee player Tom Haverford (not his birth name), and Aubrey Plaza's intern April seems to be having an intergenerational deadpan monotone-off with Nick Offerman's boss-by-day, God-of-Sax-by-night Ron Swanson. Rashida Jones and Paul Schneider bring the cute as Ann and Mark (this show's Jam), and Chris Pratt brings the stupid as Ann's ex Andy. Tonight, NBC continues to spread the idea of volunteerism and public service by having Leslie and the rest of her "turn the ugly pit into a park" committee help out building a park in a neighboring town... which gets done in one day. So there's clearly something wrong with how they're doing things in Pawnee. Also, the group they help out is a real group called KaBOOM, in case you thought that was made-up.



Friday, October 23, 2009

Kylie draws Aubrey Plaza (video)

My drawing of Aubrey Plaza. Took a total of two hours. Love her on Parks and Rec! Hope everyone likes it! -Kyli


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - in Penny Pizza

Despite the fact that Aubrey is in TV and movies, she's still acting in these Internet videos with her friends. Makes sense, because these videos are what got her here.

A deal for the recession-era pizza lover.

Written by Joe Wengert. Starring Brian Huskey, Suzi Barrett, and Aubrey Plaza. Featuring Chris Kula.

The voice over doesn't match the video perfectly with the video, but it's pretty good.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - in Mr. Craggly

Here's a teaser trailer for the upcoming docudrama/comedy "Mr. Craggly".


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - in Mayne Street Season 1 (all her episodes)

Aubrey was in this Web series that was fronted by Nyquil and ESPN.

Episode 6:

Episode 8:

Episode 10:

Episode 10 bonus material:

Episode 13:


Monday, October 19, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - and Aziz Ansari pretend to be in a nightclub

Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza are in a really bad night club


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Aubrey Plaza & Anna Farris (photos)

20 July 2009 at the Funny People premiere.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Kyle asked Aubrey Plaza our question and cusses us out (interview)

He asked our question and cussed us out! =^)

That's okay. We asked her the question and got the answer a few days before he asked her. Here's that:

And here's Kyle's interview (we're "the--legend"):

Ever seen a striking new actor and wondered, “Who’s that?” Now you’ll know before you even have to ask. Welcome to The Verge, Movieline’s weekly interview with up-and-comers on the verge of a serious career boost.

As the deeply disinterested intern April in the Amy Poehler sitcom Parks and Recreation, Aubrey Plaza may be the lone newcomer in a cast of comedic heavy-hitters, but she’s got a slate of upcoming projects that’s guaranteed to up her profile. In addition to her scene-stealing Parks role, Plaza nabbed the part of Seth Rogen’s love interest in Judd Apatow’s summer dramedy Funny People, and her presence in Edgar Wright’s rising-star-filled Scott Pilgrim vs. the World anoints her as one to watch. Plaza spoke to us about the unconventional way she won two of her biggest roles, and gave us the skinny on one increasingly skinny costar.

How did you end up in Parks and Recreation?
Allison Jones cast the show and casts Judd’s movies, and she had just cast me in Funny People. And the way that [producers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur cast Parks] is that they met with potential actors before they even started writing the script. So Allison set me up on a meeting with them because she thought they might be interested in writing a character for me, even though I thought it was a just general meeting. So we sat down in July and didn’t even talk about the show specifically, and then after that meeting, they had written me into the show — and I didn’t find out until Thanksgiving!

So you didn’t pitch them a character? They just wrote one for you?
I didn’t pitch them anything, no. I don’t know if you’ve seen the Jeannie Tate videos, but they had seen that and they were big fans of it, and I think they saw the character I was playing in Jeannie Tate and thought they might make something like that for their show. I think they’d had an idea of having a different kind of intern character, but after they met with me they kind of wrote it for me in my voice.

How did you feel about the leak of the Parks focus group results?
That was kind of a bummer, because the version of the show that those guys saw was really premature. I think everyone in the industry knows that pilots don’t generally test very well, and I think that whoever leaked that online was kind of mean-spirited. It was unwarranted, but it didn’t really bother me that much because a lot of the things that came out of that testing were things we had already been working on anyway.

You play Seth Rogen’s love interest, Daisy, in Funny People. Obviously, the burning question America needs to know is, what weight was Seth Rogen at in this movie?
[laughs] I know that he looked super-different than he did in Knocked Up and Observe and Report, but I haven’t heard people talking about it. Is that what everyone’s talking about?

He had to lose a lot of weight for his upcoming action role in The Green Hornet, and it’s all anybody is asking him about when he does press.
Right, because he looks like a totally different guy. Well, when we were shooting, that was the first time I’d ever met him. I don’t know what weight he was at, but I’d say that he looked very good. [laughs] I didn’t have a problem having a crush on him on-camera.

Tell me about your character.
Daisy is an up-and-coming stand-up comedian, just like Seth and Jonah Hill’s characters. Originally, they wanted to cast an actual stand-up comedian, and I ended up doing stand-up for the first time at an open mic and I taped myself and sent a link on YouTube to the casting director and that kind of got me the part. So after they saw me attempt to do it and not totally fail, and they knew that I was motivated to try it, they gave me a chance.

Did you take part in the secret stand-up shows before shooting?
Yeah, when I flew out to LA to do pre-production, they had me do stand-up with the entire cast, and that was the first time I’d ever really done it. And in the movie, Daisy is doing it for the first time as well. She’s in that time of her life where she’s just starting out, so it was very easy to get into that character. But you know, even when we were shooting and I was doing stand-up in the fake comedy clubs they’d built on the soundstage, the extras that were sitting there are an actual audience and I was still trying to make them laugh. I think that’s what Judd liked about it, that I was so like the character. He wants real people.

He’s been criticized at times for not really “getting” female characters.
I think he understands female characters. I think the cool thing about Daisy in this film is that he wanted Daisy to be more than just a love interest. He didn’t want me to just be the girl that the boy has a crush on; he wanted me to find my own voice and be just as weird and crazy as the guys. The way that Judd works a lot of the time is that we’ll be shooting a scene and we’ll be improvising, and he’s really big in giving us ideas in the moment, like shouting out and pitching us jokes. I think a lot of those jokes are pitched to the guys, but I found that when I was shooting with Jonah and Seth, a lot of those were jokes that anyone could say, and he was like, “Aubrey, why don’t you say it?” So it was pretty cool. He definitely let me be weird and funny.

And you also have Scott Pilgrim vs. the World coming up, with Michael Cera. Your character, Julie Powers, could be described as “difficult”…
Julie Powers is a crazy *****! She has a big chip on her shoulder. She’s a supporting character who pops up a couple times in the film and is confrontational toward Michael Cera’s character. Every time I’m on-screen, I yell at him.

Aubrey, I’d like to walk you through a couple of the IMDb topics created in your name and give you a chance to respond. You ready?

This first one is from “Fish_Flake1209,” and it says, “This girl’s name sounds like a shopping mall. I could imagine the place I go to drop off my dry cleaning to be located in Aubrey Plaza.” I’m sure that’s a new thing for you to have heard, that the name “Plaza” could evoke images of a shopping mall.
[laughs] I’ve heard that all my life. All I can say is that I think it makes sense for me. I think I’m more than a person and I compare myself to a shopping center every day of my life.

This next one is from “the—legend,” who wants to know, “Is Aubrey Plaza dating Andy Samberg?”
I am not dating Andy Samberg! Andy is a good friend of mine, but I’m not dating him. I think he has a girlfriend? Or, at least, he did have a girlfriend.

**** “the—legend” for spreading those rumors.

The last one is from “eyes-wide-open,” and it says, “I was in a show with her!! It was called ‘The Bo Peep Case.’ I was nine and she was 16 I believe. She’s amazing and very funny. I love you Aubrey!!! Congrats on everything. R.I.P Heath Ledger 1979-2008.”
What? [laughing] Oh my... “The Bo Peep Case” is haunting me.

What is “The Bo Peep Case”?
“The Bo Peep Case”! That was totally real, and I played the evil villain. It was this one-act play in my hometown at the Wilmington Drama League Community Theater, and I think that girl’s name was Lucy. I feel like I remember her. She was maybe playing, like, a little newsboy. Or a chicken. Wow. That play was full of Oscar-worthy performances.

Sounds like Lucy is a big fan of yours, but still very broken up about Heath Ledger.
I know. I am, too. ♦


Hahahaha. I got cussed out by Kyle Buchanan.

Well, Kyle, I wasn't spreading rumors. I was asking a question, cuz neither of them had been seen with their sig others and they were in a video with their arms on each other.

But I did talk to Aubrey directly like a few days before Kyle ran that interview. So she probably knew the question came from me. She's just close to some of her dude friends like that.

So still, it's cool that Kyle was reading some of our posts out to Aubrey. That brings some of the fan's stuff to her.

That said, Aubrey is a technofile, she probably checks out her IMDB page anyway.

About the "Bo Peep" play, the person said on IMDB in response to this that she is not Lucy (and wrote that from a "Travis" account). And the name of the original account changed to "Kate."

More on that:

And what did Fish Flake have to say about this (the dude that said she was a mall):

Alright! Now if I ever run into Aubrey by chance, I will be unable to hide my identity as a hopeless fanboy from her! Take that, elaborate quasi-celebrity dating scheme!

More on that here:


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Aubrey Plaza & Seth Rogen - Funny People pics


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Teen Vogue

Laughing Matter: Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza isn't kidding when she deems this "the best year of my life." In April, she made her debut as Amy Poehler's deeply disinterested intern on NBC's hysterical mockumentary Parks and Recreation. This month, she'll share the big screen with Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Jonah Hill in the sure-to-be-a-hit Funny People. And then she heads to Toronto to play Michael Cera's nemesis in the upcoming film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Basically, the lanky brunette has already worked with everyone who's anyone in comedy. "Well, I haven't met Tina Fey yet," Aubrey deadpans in her trademark monotone.

Her stony-faced shtick is hardly an accident: The 25-year-old has been working on it since high school. As a freshman at New York University, she began taking classes at Poehler's prestigious slapstick training ground, the Upright Citizens Brigade, but Aubrey also had her sights set on interning at Saturday Night Live, so she relentlessly faxed her resume to their offices until she got an interview. She was hired on the spot: "I literally went from doing nothing at my apartment to watching Ben Affleck rehearse on stage."

With a few recommendations and some viral Internet hype, she's gone from playing a "girl with a massive head wound" (her first film credit) to improv-ing with Team Apatow. The actress is used to holding her own with the guys, though: "On set, it's not like, 'Oh, you're funny for a girl,'" she says. "It's just, 'Are you funny?'" In Aubrey's case, the answer is an emphatic yes.



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Funny People premiere interview

Aubrey Plaza 'Funny People' Premiere Red Carpet Video Interview


Monday, October 12, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Makes the Elle 25 (photo)

#2 Aubrey Plaza: The new funny girl

Given the circumstances, there couldn’t be a less surprising career arc than that of 25-year-old Aubrey Plaza. She attended an all-girls Catholic high school in Delaware, where the official handbook afforded a single loophole—“It didn’t say you couldn’t have fake facial hair. I almost wore my mustache to detention, but I thought that was pushing it”—and has grown up in the YouTube age idolizing funny women. (“Tina and Amy are my heroes.”) Then there were the weekly improv classes in Philly. (“I researched how people got on SNL—their bios always said they came from improv.”) As wry as Sarah Silverman and as grounded as any Groundling, Plaza, a deadpan ace, was first noticed by SNL regular Bill Hader, whose wife, Maggie Carey, cast her in the perfectly absurd Web series The Jeannie Tate Show.

Plaza costarred in Judd Apatow’s Funny People, snagging the role of a stand-up comic with a tape of her first gig. This month, she’s back in NBC’s Amy Poehler–ized Parks and Recreation, and she’ll continue her costar-of-every-hilarious-actor tour with Michael Cera in next year’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Celluloid suits her, but she’ll be damned if she’s giving up the mic. “With stand-up, it doesn’t matter who you are,” she says. “If the audience claps because they love your movies, that clapping stops after five seconds, and then it’s your job to make them laugh. It’s kind of bada$$.”


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Funny People clip with Seth Rogen (Ira asks Daisy out)

Ira Asks Daisy To The Wilco Show

Aubrey is hilarious in this clip! Their awkwardness is amazingly great!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Aubrey Plaza review - Parks and Recreation: Beauty Pageant

Kona had this to say about Aubrey in the "Beauty Pageant" episode...

I really enjoy April, mainly because I like Aubrey Plaza so much as an actress, so I liked seeing her as more a part of the "A" storyline this week. My only complaint, in fact, is that we didn't see more of her. I would have enjoyed her sucking up to Leslie more, or seeing more of her impressions. I am, however, glad that she quit. It just wouldn't have been right to have her up there being judged with the rest of the contestants.

Good to see the critics are giving her some props! NBC (and Amy), feature her more on the show!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Live video at the Funny People premiere

AUBREY PLAZA at The world premiere of 'Funny People' at ARCLIGHT THEATRE in Los Angeles July 20, 2009.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - 2 Funny People interviews (with Aziz Ansari & Jason Schwartzman)

National Lampoon and The Zaz Report's Matt Zaller chats funny things with funny people Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, and Jason Schwartzman.

They all play this so straight. That's pretty rare.

Here's another inteview with the three of them:


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Aubrey Plaza hosts the Chapin Film Festival

Rising star Aubrey Plaza "Parks and Recreation" stops into Princeton, NJ to co-host the 14th Chapin Film Festival with director Rob Traegler. She was great!

June 15, 2009


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Is in the Con Artist Support Group

Wow these people are tricky!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - her boyfriend Derek (Parks & Recreation)

Aubrey's boyfriend Derek is straight for him but gay for his boyfriend, whom she hates...


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Parks & Recreation Premiere (photos)

Actress Aubrey Plaza arrives at the premiere of NBC's "Parks & Recreation" at My House on April 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Funny People premiere (photos)

Celebrities walk the red carpet at the 'Funny People' Los Angeles premiere at the ArcLight Hollywood Cinemas.

Actress Aubrey Plaza attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Funny People" held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on July 20, 2009 in Hollywood, California.

Aubrey Plaza, a cast member in "Funny People," arrives at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Monday, July 20, 2009.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - On kissing Seth Rogen (interview video)

Aubrey Plaza talks her dress and kissing Seth. Judd ripped off her earring. =^)


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Aubrey Plaza - Funny People video interview

Funny People Aubrey Plaza Interview [HD]
For more Funny People visit :

When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

Release Date: July 21st 2009