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Trinity students clamour for larger Amy Poehler venue as queue for tickets grows

Poehler will address The Phil on Friday.

ON FRIDAY COMEDIAN, author, actor and all round smart girl Amy Poehler will give an address at Trinity College Dublin’s Phil society, accepting an honorary patronage.

The only problem is, there are less than 200 tickets up for grabs to see her speak.

They’ll be allocated on a first come, first served basis at the GMB building at the university from midday today, but only to Trinity students who are members of The Phil.

Eager Poehler fans have been queuing since 7am this morning to get their hands on a precious pair of tickets with at least 100 in line already.

amy1 Source: Christina Finn

amy2 Source: Christina Finn

One queuer, Róisín said that she’s been a Poehler fan since Saturday Night Live, but wished there were more tickets on offer:

I am not sure how fair it is though as so many people want to come to see her and it is such a small venue. It would have been better if they held it in one of the larger lecture halls so more people could head along, but I suppose they want it to be exclusive. 

amy3 Source: Christina Finn

Poehler joins the likes of Chris Hadfield and Conan O’Brien as honorary patrons of The Phil.

Over 2,000 people have registered on Facebook as ‘going’ to the event on Friday. Wishful thinking.

Chair of The Phil Sarah Mortell said that she had simply contacted Poehler to see if she’d be interested in accepting the award, and received a ‘yes’ in return.

We’re thrilled to have her. She’s such an inspirational figure.

- With reporting by Christina Finn 

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