Confirmed!!!! SNL's Amy Poehler has had a bouncing baby boy. From Amy's rep: "On behalf of Amy and Will, I can confirm that Amy gave birth to Archie Arnett on Saturday, October 25th. He is 8lbs 1oz. Amy, Will and Archie are all healthy and resting comfortably."
Arnett is Will Arnett, Poehler's husband, and now, a proud papa. The baby's full name is Archibald William Emerson Arnett — after his dad, whose full name is William Emerson Arnett.
TMZ was the first to report that SNL's Amy Poehler had had her baby — a baby boy, born earlier this evening:
Sources tell TMZ Amy Poehler has been in labor all day and just had a baby boy.
Obviously, Amy will not perform on "Saturday Night Live" tonight.
She did not; as predicted, Seth Myers did "Weekend Update" alone, opening with "I'm Seth Meyers — Amy Poehler is not here because she is having a baby." At the end of "Update," Maya Rudloph (on hand to play Michelle Obama) and Kenan Thompson sang a version of "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" for Poehler, changing the words: "We love you Amy, and we just can't wait to meet your baby!" Meyers signed off: "For Weekend Update I'm Seth Meyers - we love you Amy!"
Poehler, who performed on Thursday night's "SNL Thursday" was rehearsing the show right up until yesterday, which no doubt made for a last-minute scramble today (TMZ reported that she was supposed to do a version of her "Bronx Beat" sketch with Rudolph, which would have been appropriate, considering the recent return of "sweata weatha.")
Earlier this week, we speculated about how much time Poehler would have on the show, noting that her due date was in late October.
Congratulations are in order to both Poehler and Arnett — and for little Archie! — , though for fans of SNL and Poehler, it will be sad to consider that this might be her last show for a long, long time, since she was always planning to leave the show this fall. Let's hope for numerous guest appearances and a hosting gig very soon! But before that, first and foremost, best wishes for a happy, healthy baby and Baby Mama.
Here's a very pregnant Amy doing her now-infamous Palin Rap from last weekend: