09/26/2011 04:44 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2011

Amy Poehler's 30 Alter Egos (PHOTOS)

In honor of the 15th birthday of the Upright Citizen Brigade theater, this week's issue of New York magazine contains a fascinating oral history of the comedy troupe turned comedy empire. Part of that history: Back in 1998, UCB had a television sketch show that ran for three seasons on Comedy Central, and starred founders Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. The four hardly ever appeared on the show as themselves, and the following slideshow proves it with a series of Polaroids capturing 30 of Amy Poehler's make up tests. See a very fresh-faced Poehler dressed up as a cheerleader, a pre-Snooki Jersey girl, Cleopatra, someone with the herp, and many more looks, each and every one of them delightful.

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