Amy Poehler is Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
It looks like Amy Poehler will have a another homecoming later this month. The Burlington native and Boston College grad, whose final season of “Parks and Recreation” begins on NBC next week, has been chosen by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals as its 2015 Woman of the Year. “She is an accomplished performer, incredible comedian, and an inspiration to everyone in the Hasty Pudding,” said Theatricals president Jason Hellerstein in an announcement put out by the organization Monday. Poehler’s Hasty Pudding celebration — which will feature a parade through Harvard Square with Hasty Pudding men in drag, as well as a roast — will take place Jan. 29. No word on the 2015 man of the year just yet. Last year’s man and woman of honor were Neil Patrick Harris and Helen Mirren. Poehler was back in Boston in October to promote her new book, “Yes Please,” with Harvard Book Store. She cohosts the Golden Globes with Tina Fey on Sunday.