Power of Comedy to honor Poehler

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Amy Poehler will receive the 2011 Power of Comedy award at Variety’s second annual Power of Comedy confab Nov. 19.

Peformers and presenters for the event, taking place at the Hollywood Palladium, include Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, Nick Kroll, Casey Wilson, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Million Dollar Strong and the Dan Band.

The evening of stand-up and sketch perf will again benefit the Noreen Fraser Foundation, which focuses on prevention and treatment of women’s cancer.

Poehler, a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe, “Saturday Night Live” alum and star of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” will be presented the award by fellow “SNL” vet Ferrell.

“Last year’s event was an incredible success, raising a quarter of a million dollars for women’s cancer research, and we’re excited to once again gather some of our industry’s finest comedians to honor the very funny Amy Poehler and surpass that goal,” said Michelle Sobrino, associate publisher of Variety.

Some 1,500 guests, encompassing Hollywood VIPs and comedy fans, are expected to attend. Event is presented by Electronic Arts’ “Sims 3” vidgame. Supporting partners include Skype.

Ticket prices range from $55-$350; VIP packages range from $5,000 to $15,000. Go to Variety.com/poc or call Lauran at 310-201-5033 for tix.

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