Amy Poehler joins Vivid Sydney event

WHAT IS HAPPENING? – In Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2,” Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Fear (voice of Tony Hale) and Disgust (voice of Liza Lapira) are awakened to an alarming reality: everything is changing now that Riley is 13. Directed by Kelsey Mann and produced by Mark Nielsen, “Inside Out 2” releases only in theaters Summer 2024. © 2023 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
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    The Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, Amy Poehler, will join this year’s Vivid Sydney line-up for a special Vivid Ideas event at the Sydney Opera House on Monday, 27 May.

    The actress, writer, director, producer and bestselling author will front Vivid Sydney Presents – In Conversation with Amy Poehler plus a preview of Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2. The event will be moderated by Zan Rowe.

    Poehler is one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after talents, with credits including actress, writer, director, producer and bestselling author. She will front Vivid Sydney Presents – In Conversation with Amy Poehler plus a special first look at Disney and Pixar’s ‘Inside Out 2’. The event will be moderated by Zan Rowe.

    Amy Poehler will be in Sydney for the Vivid Ideas event at the Sydney Opera House.

    “I’m really looking forward to taking part in Vivid Sydney this year, a place that welcomes Joy in every way,” said Poehler. “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’s In Conversation will be preceded by an exclusive 30-minute look of select scenes from the highly anticipated Inside Out 2, the sequel to Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award winning and critically acclaimed Inside Out (2015), which sees Poehler once again voice the role of Joy. Poehler’s was last in Sydney in 2015.

    “Amy Poehler is comedy royalty and the perfect person to join us as part of Vivid Ideas for this year’s Vivid Sydney. We’re so proud to add her to the growing list of guests set to captivate visitors throughout 23 nights of the festival,” Vivid Sydney Festival Director, Gill Minervini, said.

    “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.”

    Poehler has built a career spanning comedy and writing and is best known for her role in the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation and her portrayal of Hilary Clinton on Saturday Night Live.

    In 2015, Poehler’s return to SNL alongside Tina Fey resulted in an Emmy win for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Additionally, her literary debut Yes Please topped the New York Times Best Sellers list in October 2014, staying there for over 23 weeks.

    “We’re excited to share a first look at Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 and a conversation with the incomparable Amy Poehler,” said Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand senior vice president and managing director Kylie Watson-Wheeler. “Vivid Sydney is the perfect way to celebrate this colourful and captivating storytelling with Australian audiences ahead of the film’s June 13 release in cinemas.”

    Vivid Sydney Presents – In Conversation with Amy Poehler plus a special first look at Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 will be staged at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on Monday, 27 May from 7pm. Red Carpet arrivals will take place from 6.00pm. Following the Vivid Ideas event, a bespoke ‘Inside Out 2’ projection will light up Customs House at Circular Quay for a one off, 30-minute projection. Tickets to the event range from $49 to $129 and are available now at

    Vivid Sydney will be held from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June.

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