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Amy Poehler didn't think of making a career out of being funny

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Actress Amy Poehler never imagined she could make a job out of being a comedienne. The 45-year-old actress says her success in entertainment industry was slow, reported Femalefirst.

London: Actress Amy Poehler never imagined she could make a job out of being a comedienne. The 45-year-old actress says her success in entertainment industry was slow, reported Femalefirst. "I wish I had some great story to tell you about when I wrote my dad a USD 1 million cheque and said, 'You're going to see my name in lights!'... It (success) was slow.

I didn't grow up with any actors or writers around me, so I didn't imagine it was a job I could do. "In some ways that insulated me from this idea of: am I a funny person who is going to use this comedy to do something? Thankfully there was no YouTube where I could have gotten in front of the camera and been like, 'Hey you guys!' What a nightmare.'," Poehler says.

The "Parks and Recreation" star says comedienne is not the right career if one wants an instant success. "You have to be really OK with not succeeding for a very long time; you have to be OK with rejection. If you're looking for instant gratification, it is not the job for you. People think, 'I want to make people laugh,' but the job of doing that is a slow process," she says.

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