Amy Poehler to appear at Vivid Sydney 2024

Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Amy Poehler is confirmed to be joining this year’s Vivid Sydney line-up for an exclusive ‘In conversation’ event.

Poehler will take to the stage at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 27 May for the event – to be moderated by Zan Rowe – where the audience will also be treated to a special first look at Disney and Pixar’s upcoming Inside Out 2.

“I’m really looking forward to taking part in Vivid Sydney this year, a place that welcomes Joy in every way,” Poehler said.

“I can’t wait to share a little of Inside Out 2: a movie that lets Joy and Sadness, Anxiety and Envy – all try to work together in hilarious and touching ways.”

Poehler shot to fame as one of the stand out cast members on Saturday Night Live, before starring in the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series, Parks and Recreation. Her debut book, Yes Please, topped the New York Times Best Sellers list in October 2014, staying there for over 23 weeks.

“Amy Poehler is comedy royalty and the perfect person to join us as part of Vivid Ideas for this year’s Vivid Sydney,” Vivid Sydney festival director, Gill Minervini, said.

“We’re so proud to add her to the growing list of guests set to captivate visitors throughout 23 nights of the festival. Amy’s new film ‘Inside Out 2’ ties in perfectly with the theme of this year’s festival, Humanity, with an accessible take on how the human mind makes decisions and processes emotions.

“Allowing audiences to have an insight to how one of the world’s great writers and performers operates is sure to be a great thrill. I encourage everyone to get their tickets as soon as they can for this not-to-be-missed event.”

Vivid Sydney will be held from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June alongside Vivid LIVE which will feature heavyweight names including Arca (making her Australian debut), French duo Air (performing their 1998 album Moon Safari in full), and UK techno legends, Underworld.


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