Amy Poehler and Nick Kroll Enjoy Date Night in Hollywood

06/07/2013 at 03:15 PM EDT

Amy Poehler Dating Nick Kroll - Couple Step Out in Hollywood
Nick Kroll and Amy Poehler
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It's a Hollywood date night!

Amy Poehler and her new beau, Nick Kroll, enjoyed each other's company at the AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony honoring funnyman and filmmaker Mel Brooks at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Thursday night.

"Amy looked really happy and upbeat throughout the night – they were cozy," an observer tells PEOPLE. "I haven't seen Amy look this light and airy while out in a long, long time."

Poehler, who split from Arrested Development's Will Arnett last September, and Kroll started dating earlier this year.

The pair worked together when Kroll, a comedian, guest-starred on Poehler's NBC hit Parks and Recreation in the recurring role of "The Douche."

Though Poehler – who shares two kids with Arnett, Archie, 4½, and Abel, 2½ – seems happy to be making her new relationship public, her ex has said dating seems "very scary."

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