Amy Poehler is the patron goddess of the smart dig. Whether she's improvising, hosting an event, or playing a character, she dispenses these golden nuggets of wit so quickly and smoothly, it can sometimes take a few seconds for the full brunt of the joke to hit. She also doesn't give a monkey's butt what other people think of her, as evidenced by a passage in fellow badass Tina Fey's memoir, in which Amy makes it very clear that she was not at SNL to "be cute" or "play wives and girlfriends in the boys' scenes." She was there to do whatever she wanted, and thank heaven for that, because otherwise her fans would never have seen this incredible woman rap as Sarah Palin in front of Sarah Palin...at nine months pregnant. Wowza.