Amy Poehler hanging out with George R.R. Martin just might be nerd nirvana

Martin chortles with delight at Poehler's impressions

By Sarah Gray

Published October 29, 2014 3:30PM (EDT)

Amy Poehler and George R.R. Martin      (NBC/Hulu)
Amy Poehler and George R.R. Martin (NBC/Hulu)

What do you get when you take two former hosts of "Weekend Update," along with the author of an exceedingly popular fantasy series, and plop them together on late night television? Answer: Tuesday night's "Late Night With Seth Meyers."

In a giggle-inducing segment, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers quizzed "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin on how well he knew his own characters. It started somewhat serious, and ended with Martin clutching his suspenders and chortling with delight. Watch below:

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