These eight dynamic women use their comedy platforms to tackle womens’ issues in our culture today. Comedy requires courage; comedians have to be willing to take a stand, and at the same time make fun of our shared human weaknesses. They bring out our vanity, and hypocrisy, and alternatively our capacity for forgiveness and redemption, thereby serving a very important function in our society.
Parks and Recreation follows the life of Leslie Knope, played by comedy icon Amy Poehler. Leslie Knope is a lovable but goofy public official in the parks and recreation department of the small fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana, who has an passion for helping her hometown. The characters are eccentric and the town equally idiosyncratic. This warmhearted and clever comedy was beloved by fans and critics, garnering 127 award nominations and win-ning 22 awards, including a Golden Globe. Poehler, who also served as a producer during the show’s seven seasons, received five Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.