Less than two months after giving birth to son Archie, she made a surprise return last week to the late-night comedy show where she has been a regular for eight seasons.
Then, Saturday, she surprised viewers again by telling them goodbye.
“This is my last show,” Poehler announced from her “Weekend Update” anchor desk. “Being able to do over 140 shows with my friends and my family has been a dream come true.”
“I love you,” she told the audience, “and I will miss all of you very much.”
Viewers won't have to miss her too long. Later this season, Poehler is expected back on NBC in her own weekly sitcom.
Her husband (and Archie's dad) is comedian-actor Will Arnett.