Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Andy Samberg - Talks about Justin Timberlake

We're continuing the theme of Justin Timberlake. We just posted on Justin talking about Andy. Now here's Andy talking about Justin, as interviewed by the editor of Justin's Web site (wow, Justin's Web blog is like a news site with an actual editor and stuff; not like TLI where Joni just links to some TLI news). Thanks to Kelsey for finding us this!


Having collaborated with Justin on their now infamous D*ck in A box and Mother Lover skits, SNL comedian Andy Samberg apparently knows Justin pretty well by now. Hence, we thought it was appropriate to get the low-down from Andy on working with JT:

1. Q: What’s the creative process like when Justin stops by the show?

Andy: Everything comes to a screeching halt and we just sit in a room and watch Justin dance. He’s really good. It inspires us.

2. Q: What do you think of Justin’s comedy chops?

Andy: I adore them. They’re my third favorite chops.

3. Q: Did he improv much?

Andy: There’s essentially no improv during the show itself once it starts because we’re blocking it live, but he certainly adds jokes in as the week progresses. So in that way you could say yes, he totally “StinProvs”, which is the word improv mixed with the end of the word Justin. Soooo….

4. Q: What ideas made him laugh really hard?

Andy: I asked him if I could borrow like 10 grand. He found that idea hilarious because he knows I’m not good for it.

5. Q: What’s Justin’s best celebrity impression?

Andy: I’m partial to Michael McDonald.

6. Q: What’s your favorite Justin song?

Andy: Justin is a singer???!!!!!!


Scoop from Kelsey! Thanks Kelsey!


Justin Timberlake - Interview about Mother Lover

'Motherlover' Justin Timberlake On His 'SNL' Return

Justin Timberlake hosted "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend and ET talked to him about his time on "SNL" and the buzzworthy Mother's Day digital short that cast actress Susan Sarandon in some sexy scenes with the singer.

"It really is an amazing forum to throw creativity at the world," Timberlake says of the show.

Timberlake reunited with "SNL" cast member Andy Samberg to create the digital short, titled "Motherlover." The short acts as a sequel to the Emmy award winning "D--- in a Box" that Timberlake and Samberg made in 2005.

In the short, the guys decide to romance each other's moms for Mother's Day -- Timberlake's mom being played by Patricia Clarkson and Samberg's mom being played by Sarandon.

The hilarious sketch has the singer in a kitchen, cuddling up to Sarandon who is propped up on a counter wearing oven mitts. Meanwhile, Samberg seduces Clarkson with red roses and a tandem bike ride.

Watch the interview here:



Maya Rudolph - Tried to make Andy Samberg laugh

Whitney Houston - Her fake Geico commercial opposite Andy Samberg is perhaps the funniest thing I've ever seen on SNL. "All I was trying to do was make Andy laugh," she says. "You could see him just barely holding on at the end. But my goal was to get him to break."

An excerpt from:


Monday, June 29, 2009

Andy Samberg - Attracted to Minnie Driver pregnant

This is an interview from last year on Jimmy Kimmel, but we hadn't posted the Minnie Driver clip yet, where Andy tells her he's attracted to her:

And here's Andy's interview with Jimmy:



Andy Samberg - Isn't the only one to do a rap spoof with T-Pain (Taylor Swift's Thug Story)

When the producers of the CMT Music Awards were looking for an unexpected way to open the show, Swift was excited when approached about working with T-Pain. Accepting the offer, she quickly arrived at a different take on one of her hits and said, “We’ll take ‘Love Story’ and make it ‘Thug Story.’”


Here's Thug Story:

Hahahaha! They even refer to "I'm on a Boat." The gag at the end with her not swearing was hilarious!

Is it just me, or does her rap voice sound almost identical to Natalie Portman's rap:

Natalie Raps

And the behind the scenes video of them recording the song:

And because the beat was prepped and timing aced (from the original Love Story), it took them a record 90 minutes to record it.

Right, so basically the CMT producers tried to draw off the success of Andy Samberg and other awards shows. Not only do they put Taylor Swift into Star Trek (why not put her into country music videos?) just like Andy Samberg, but they also tried the winning formula that I'm On a Boat used, by tapping T-Pain for a comedy rap (borrowing heavily from TLI's I'm On a Boat and Natalie Raps).

Good thing Taylor Swift is such a huge fan of Andy Samberg; that makes it easier for Andy fans to enjoy her spoof as an homage to Andy and TLI.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Andy Samberg & The Lonely Island ... Greeting Fans

(C) 2009 - Filmed by Kelly Mcaulley

This is just a short clip of some footage I took on February 25th, 2009 at Virgin Megastore CD Signing that The Lonely Island did in New York City. It's for the upcoming currently pending documentary film im making on The Dudes.


Andy Samberg - Seen at the Osteria Mozza bar

Osteria Mozza (LA, CA): On Wednesday night (June 17, 2009), Andy Samberg and a lady friend were seen drinking at the bar before they were escorted into the private dining room. Later that night Valerie Bertinelli was caught waiting for her car at the valet stand. [StarWatch Inbox]


I assume the lady friend is Joanna Newsom.


Taylor Swift - A fan of Andy Samberg

Here's a nice story from Daniela.xo...

I just bought OK! Magazine and on the very last page there was an interview from Taylor Swift and she was asked a question When the last time she was Starstruck and she wrote :

The last celebrity that I asked for a picture with was Andy Samberg. He's one of my favourite people on the planet. I think he's so entertaining and I get so nervous that I'm going to say something stupid around him. My picture with him is definitely my laptop screen saver.


Of course, Taylor Swift asked Andy out to the prom in the opening short for the MTV Movie Awards:

So that is probably where she met Andy recently. Thanks Daniela!


Buy.com coupons can be found online for Taylor Swift music.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Andy Samberg & TLI Emmy Speech (for D*** in a Box)

The Lonely Island won a 2007 Emmy award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for their video "D*** in a Box".

Andy is so clever with speeches!


Lonely Island Member, SNL Writer Jorma Taccone calls Greg Potocky

Back in 2007 Greg Potocky firsts saw the film Hot Rod starring Andy Samberg. The film had a website to go with the movie that acted as if its character were real. Playing up the movie Greg wrote an email requesting for the movie lead character Rod Kimble to come to stunts for him and his friends.

In the email Greg left his email and phone number, even to he never expected to hear anything back other then an auto reply email. A few weeks after writing the email someone responded. That someone was the films co star, snl writer, and Lonely Island Jorma Taccone.

Bad luck that Greg was camping and didn't take his phone with him, but even better luck he didnt answer to Jorma lefta message.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Andy Samberg - Nominated for Teen Choice Awards

Andy Samberg is nominated twice...

Choice Web Star
Perez Hilton
Ashton Kutcher
Andy Samberg
Will Ferrel

Choice Comedian
Dane Cook
George Lopez
Kathy Griffin
Amy Poehler
Andy Samberg

It will be aired on Fox on August 10th.

Vote for him at the site (you can vote once each day):


Thanks for the scoop, Kelsey! Check out Kelsey's MySpace:

I can't believe they misspelled Andy's name! We fixed it. Thanks Tammy!


Boombox by The Lonely Island - Sweet Fan-made Music Video

From Raizer: "A music video I made for Boombox, by The Lonely Island"

Raizer went all out with some nice editing effects and animation!


Akiva Schaffer to Direct Jonah Hill in The Adventurer’s Handbook

There has been a little confusion over who will direct the upcoming Jonah Hill feature, The Adventurer’s Handbook. In an article posted by the Los Angeles Times they stated that Nicholas Stoller would helm the feature, but according to /Film this was reported in error and it’s been confirmed that Akiva Schaffer will instead. Schaffer is a writer on Saturday Night Live and one-third of the musical comedy troupe, The Lonely Island along with Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone.

The Adventurer’s Handbook stems from a screenplay that Hill and writing partner Max Winkler wrote and sold to Universal. The story was inspired by the non-fiction book written by Mick Conefrey. The film is a comedy in which a quartet of pals go on a global adventure, inspired by the hardcore stories of explorers whose tales are chronicled in Conefrey’s book. Hill and Jason Schwartzman are both signed on to star with Schaffer confirmed to direct.

Schaffer’s previous directing credits include 2007’s Hot Rod, and several SNL Digital Shorts. I can honestly say I’ve never seen Hot Rod or had a desire to, so I know nothing of his feature directing talents. Yet, I am a fan of several of his shorts, including my new personal favorite, “I’m on a Boat,” which features T-Pain. It’s my guilty pleasure.

What do you think of Akiva Schaffer directing Jonah Hill’s latest property?


As explained in the Nightline interview, Akiva is directing a new movie. After a little bit of research, I found the movie. I haven't confirmed whether or not Jorma or Andy will be involved (cameos would be sweet), but this is a great opportunity for Akiva to spice up his resume and for the dudes to get another shot at a future movie (despite Hot Rod's non-success).

So the background is that Jonah Hill hosted SNL after the success of Superbad. He did the SNL skit with Andy, Andy's Dad. Akiva directed it (I think Jorma was off shooting Land of the Lost). So Jonah was obviously impressed with Akiva's skillz, and so he tapped Akiva for the director role of his new movie. Kudos to Jonah for doing that and recognizing Akiva's skills! Now I just hope Andy, Jorma, and Akiva will make cameos!

Here's the Andy's Dad SNL Digital Short that Jonah did with Andy:

Andy's Dad


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson died

I guess I will never realize my dream of seeing Michael Jackson and Andy Samberg appear together in a digital short.

Michael Jackson is of course the star of one of the greatest digital shorts of all time...

Part 1:

Part 2:

Full story:



Farrah Fawcett has also died: 1=28103&silentchk=1" target=_blank>http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=416220>1=28103&silentchk=1

Deaths aren't the most cheerful topic, are they?

Who would you like to see Andy do a digital short with (you know, before they die)?

Andy Samberg & TLI on Nightline

The Lonely Island on Nightline

This is a nice in-depth look and interview with TLI's rise of success.

There are a few good pre-SNL pics of the dudes, and the dudes admit that Hot Rod didn't perform as well as they'd hoped.

Akiva's directing a movie this summer! It's "The Adventurer's Handbook." Not even on IMDB yet. =^)

Thanks Anony!


Andy Samberg - A great slide show

my future husband

yah u know who dis is... itz my future husband andy!! ya know, the one who rapped that suuuuuuuuuuper great song, ''i'm on a boat''! he is sooooo hot....

More pics of Andy Samberg!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Andy Samberg - as Dustin Diamond (photo)


Andy Samberg doesn't think it's SeaWorld

So, it’s finally over. Four long years, countless tests, assemblies and break-ups later, we made it to this field, and this time we get to sit in the nice chairs. We’re about to enter the real, scary world out there, and like Andy Samberg said, “It ain’t SeaWorld; it’s as real as it gets.” Our time here went by fast, but you know, sitting in those freshman assemblies, it seemed like it would be forever. Everything was so different then. Remember how we thought we were cool just because we were in high school? Remember how strange it felt to meet the kids from other middle schools and how we didn’t know what to make of each other? And remember how a relationship lasting more than three weeks was a really big deal?

Exceprt From:

Okay, so it was actually Akiva Schaffer who said that in "I'm on a Boat." So this writer misquoted Andy.

Thanks Anony!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Andy Samberg - with Lorne Michaels & Akiva Schaeffer (Hot Rod photo)

Andy and Akiva on the set of Hot Rod, hanging with their producer, Lorne Michaels:


Rachel's Crew - Likes to Party

Remake of the Party scene from Hot Rod, courtesy of Rachel and friends:


Monday, June 22, 2009

Andy Samberg - reaches for the fish (photo)


Andy Samberg lends voice to 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs'

Andy Samberg, who just hosted the 2009 MTV Movie Awards and is perhaps best known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live, will lend his voice to the animated film, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs from the book of the same name. Samberg will play the character of Brent.

If you went to see the Pixar film, Up, this weekend, it's likely you saw a preview for the film. The book from which it is adapted is a children's picture book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. According to the film's webpage on IMDb, the animated movie is scheduled to arrive in theaters on September 18, 2009.

First published in 1982, Cloudy has been a favorite among children for decades. It tells the story of the land of Chewandswallow, where food falls from the sky. Snow falls in the form of mashed potatoes. Rain falls as juice and soup, and storms may just arrive as hamburgers.

How filmmakers plan to adapt the story of this picture book of 32 pages to an animated feature film remains to be seen.

Other cast members include the voices of Anna Faris as Sam; Bill Hader as Flint Lockwood; Mr. T as Earl Devereaux; and Tracy Morgan as Cal. Additional voices in the film include James Caan and Bruce Campbell.

Parents and families who have shared this book together will either find seeing the movie a pleasure or another example of how picture books do not always translate well to the big screen. Audiences will be able to judge for themselves this fall.


Dear Sister - Rachel's parody

From the creator of the Shrooms video comes a Dear Sister parody:

Spoof of a spoof from SNL.
TV Production project.

Features: John, Mady, and Cari.

Their Shrooms vid is currently at 37K views:

Congrats on the views, ladies (and John)!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Andy Samberg - Will he host the MTV Movie Awards every year? (full interview)

Alright, so apparently the quote from Andy Samberg, "Twilight makes me j**z," which we reported on yesterday, was put on, meaning that an interviewer asked Andy to say that. Andy's still a fan of twilight though. Observe...

Plus we get gems in here like the producer of the MTV Movie Awards wanting Andy Samberg to come back and host again (as the permanent host).



Andy Samberg: "Twilight Makes Me J***"

Will we see your "**** in a Box" on the show? How about some "J***"?
I swear to you: It's still up in the air.

Your "**** in a Box" is still up in the air?
My **** is off my body, it's in a box, and that box is floating in space.

I have to tell you that my dream headline for this story is: "Andy Samberg: 'Twilight Makes Me J***!' "
Do you want me to say that?

Twilight makes me j**z, man. But will you include that you asked me to say that?

Yeah—I forced Andy Samberg to j**z. OK, how many times have you seen Twilight?
I've seen Twilight once. But I've seen scenes from Twilight many times in my dreams. You know what I mean? In a lot of ways I see Twilight constantly every day, because once you see it, it stays with you forever.

When I reported that the Movie Awards will include a first look at New Moon, fans went crazy. People are insane about it.
They love playing baseball! What's not to love? If you told me that we were going to make this movie about vampires that are really, really good at baseball, I would say, "Sign me on!"

Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Edward all the way.

Why is that?
He's steamy!

See, I didn't ask you to say that!
I never root for the underdog. I always root for the crowd favorite. Big Yankees fan, big Manchester United fan.

I hear you're a big Susan Boyle fan, too.
Oh, yeah! I love Susan Boyle. I came home pretty intoxicated one night and discovered the "I Dreamed a Dream" clip and watched it like seven times in a row and just bawled. Which I think is probably more indicative to the fact that I'm a little stressed out and I'm not acknowledging it.

Or maybe it was just because you were drunk.
I don't generally just cry when I'm drunk; I get drunk and have fun. But it was a joyful cry. It wasn't like upset. For some reason, the combination of her voice and that song and the super over-the-top editing of that show really, really struck a chord with me.

A while ago I was telling folks at MTV that you have to get Susan for the Movie Awards.
Yeah, we tried. I wanted her here. But you know, they've got a pretty strict contract over there.

P. Diddy, who hosted the Video Music Awards in 2005, recently advised you to get drunk for the show. Will you?
I don't want it to mess with the 'shrooms, so I might just stay with one thing.

Mark Burnett [producer of the Movie Awards] just told me he's hoping you will become the permanent host of the show. He said he has always wanted that and you're the guy.
We'll see what happens. I don't ever like to put too much on any one thing, because I'm a great believer in jinxing things.

You must have dreams of hosting the Oscars one day, no?
I don't. I don't expect or believe that my career will ever get to the point where I am a person that's in a position of hosting the Oscars. To be honest, I kind of feel like I fall too lowbrow.

It's possible. I mean, you did win an Emmy for "**** in a Box."
Yeah, you're right. I never thought I'd be hosting the Movie Awards either, so who knows?

I was reading some clips about you in USA Today and they referred to it as "Gift in a Box."
You can just say "D in a Box." What's wrong with "D in a Box"?

Why can't people just say ****?
I ask people that every day: Why don't you just say ****? Not even in reference to the song. Just say ****.



One Word: Andy Samberg

Andy Samberg is my love...though he doesn't know I exist.

The Lonely Island-Space Olympics

Rachel talks about Andy


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Twilight makes Andy Samberg Ji** (Interview)

Andy Samberg Is a Fan of 'Twilight' and Robert Pattinson's Edward Cullen

"Twilight makes me jizz, man," and Robert Pattinson's Edward Cullen is "steamy!", Andy Samberg has been quoted as revealing his love for the movie and its leading character.

© Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos Andy Samberg is one big fan of vampire drama movie "Twilight" and he isn't shy of making public his love for the film's leading character Edward Cullen. "Twilight makes me jizz, man," he told E! News' Marc Malkin amidst preparation he did for his hosting gig at the upcoming 2009 MTV Movie Awards on Thursday, May 28 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City.

"I've seen 'Twilight' once. But I've seen scenes from 'Twilight' many times in my dreams," the "Saturday Night Live" star went on gushing. "You know what I mean? In a lot of ways I see 'Twilight' constantly every day, because once you see it, it stays with you forever."

Addressing on the buzz surrounding the film and its highly anticipated sequel "The Twilight Saga's New Moon," Andy made a direct reference to the cast ensemble's love for baseball. He said, "They love playing baseball! What's not to love? If you told me that we were going to make this movie about vampires that are really, really good at baseball, I would say, 'Sign me on!'"

Then asked if he is team Edward Cullen or Jacob Black, Andy answered, "Edward all the way." He, moreover, told E! News' Marc Malkin that he thinks the role played by Robert Pattinson is "steamy!"

In related news, it has been confirmed that Robert, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner... (attended) the MTV Movie Awards to present a new trailer of "The Twilight Saga's New Moon."


He was such a big fan that he made his own trailer for New Moon! =^)


Taylor Swift follows in Andy Samberg's footsteps?

People LOVED it when Billy Crystal edited himself into various nominated movies on the Oscars. People KINDA LIKED it when Andy Samberg did the same thing for the opening of this year’s MTV Movie Awards, but Taylor Swift edited into “ Star Trek?” On a country music awards show? To quote Captain Picard: “The line must be drawn hee-ya!”


So, yeah, ever since Billy Crystal did it, everybody has been edited into movies, including Sarah Silverman when she hosted the MTV Movie Awards last year. It was just a matter of Andy Samberg putting his spin on it... poop, nudity, and Justin Timberlake.

But Taylor Swift in Star Trek? Why not just put her into the country music videos and leave it at that?

Here's the video of Taylor in Star Trek:


(She needs some acting classes.)


Friday, June 19, 2009

Harold Ramis didn't know what to do with Andy Samberg

Here's an excerpt (link below for full article):

A fair share of adults, of course, wanted in on the action. Actors like Paul Rudd, Oliver Platt and Hank Azaria play significant roles in the film, and a slew of comedy lovers - including "Saturday Night Live" cast like Andy Samberg. "It wasn't that he wasn't funny [in auditions]. It was like, 'God, what am I gonna do with Andy Samberg?'" Ramis says.

The actor/director/writer said little about any other upcoming projects, including long-gestating "Ghostbusters III." The original 'Busters themselves will continue in the same roles and Ramis' involvement has always been in the contractual cards. Writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg - who co-penned "Year One" with Ramis and are leading men behind the scripts for "The Office" - are the screenplay writers for GB3.


So is Andy Samberg in Year One?


Andy Samberg spotted last night in New York

Andy Samberg: 1st Ave. & 7th St.

June 18 @ 11pm Wearing mustard colored pants and walking with his hand around some hipster girl wearing argyle socks and blue pumps. He had some magazine stuffed in his back pocket.

Andy Samberg: 1st Ave. & 7th St.

And here's an unrelated photo... =^)


Mobile devices VS the Internet

So here's another random editorial. Andy Samberg is using devices more rather than turning to the Internet for social computing. Obviously, he watches YouTube videos, but the TLI YouTube channel is mostly run by Jorma and Akiva, and they put the other responsibilies (Twitter and Blogger) mostly on Joni.

So as Andy Samberg's interest in mobile devices for communication and social escape rises, there seems to be two competitive thoughts in the world about whether they prefer to use the Internet (with sites like Facebook) or mobile devices (like iPhone).

So we scoured the Internet looking for mobile sites and we found one that's successful in Germany (and in the UK).

So let's take a look at one of these sites as an example of what's out there.

Mobile Accessories: Handyzubehör

So the first thing I noticed is how many different types of headsets there are. They range from small ear pieces to larger headsets that cover the ears.


I also noticed that they sell USB drives and what they call "dongles." Does anybody own a dongle? That's a silly name. The Bluetooth dongle transfers and backs up photos, files, ringtones, contacts, and more.

Nano USB Bluetooth Dongle:

You'll also find other accessories like charge decks. This one's from Samsung:

Nokia Accessories: Nokia Zubehör

Here's a Nokia headset:

Blackberry Accessories: Blackberry Zubehör

And here's a Blackberry case:

Mobile Phone Cases: Handytaschen

They have some interesting cases:

And then I'm also curious about the different phones that are out there.

What kind of phone do you think Andy uses? Do you think he would use an iPhone (above), a Google phone, Nokia, Samsung, or something else? What do you use? Personally, I use a Nokia from T-Mobile.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Andy Samberg & TLI - Saved by the Bell Images (fan made)

Stephanie strikes again with these sweet Saved by the Bell images...

Bayside's Finest. Kiv Morris & ND Slater:

Jorma "Screech" Powers:

Stephanie's Live Journal:


Advice to Eddie Murphy - Get into an Andy Samberg digital short

Advice to Eddie Murphy includes...

Do Saturday Night Live

The reality is, Justin Timberlake has gotten more laughs these past couple years than the former Delirious superstar. If Murphy doesn't want to host an entire show, what about merely appearing in an Andy Samberg digital short? You know the kind -- easily uploaded to YouTube and millions of potential new (and old) fans?



Here's why I'm posting this...

Do you see what's happening here? All the SNL players want to be big movie stars. But now a former SNL player and former big movie star is getting advice to go get into Andy Samberg's skits, like Timberlake is doing.

In other words, Andy's skits are becoming bigger than movies. I know they don't pay as well, but it's proof that Andy and TLI should do their own show and make a more profitable business out of these skits.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Justin Timberlake - Got a job offer on SNL

Here's some SNL news. Sort of. =^)

JT Will Never Be Unemployed

Justin Timberlake doesn’t seem to need any help when it comes to his career, but if he ever needs a fall back, the folks at Saturday Night Live say they’ll give him a shot!

“If his music career goes into the crapper, we will definitely get him an audition,” SNL’s Jason Sudeikis tells OK!. “No freebies, everybody had to audition. He may choke in the audition process.”

Justin, 28, who’s been one of the show’s most popular hosts – especially with his memorable music video collaborations “Dick In A Box” and “Mother Lover” with SNL’s Andy Samberg, has impressed some of the show’s biggest stars.

“He’s got the chops!” SNL regular Fred Armisen tells OK!.

The singer also made an impression on creator Lorne Michaels.

“I think he’s great at it,” says Lorne, who admits there’s one thing standing in the way from asking Justin to make comedy a fulltime gig. “I don’t think he could afford to be a regular!”


Jessica Biel is a Gotham Girl

Yeah, it pretty much just mentions Andy. Good read though. =^)


We were jealous enough of Justin Timberlake for getting to sing hilarious songs with Andy Samberg.

But now we look at the following photos of Jessica Biel from Gotham Magazine and we think about the fact that JT gets to go home and hit that every night and we frickin hate the guy so darn much!!!

All that, and the guy is the perpetual holder of Britney Spears' v-card? Life just isn't fair.

In the article, as she often does, Biel seemed to lament her status as a sex symbol.

“I’ve made a mark, all right. But balancing the idea of being very sexy and then also being really attainable, kind of a girl-next door quality, is really important," the actress said, seemingly (fortunately) oblivious to this balance when posing above.



Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ask Andy Samberg Blog - Who's on Andy's shirt?

Updated: We found the image that was used to make the shirt! It's below...

Kyle asked who's on Andy's shirt. Yes, it's Mark Twain.

I found the original image (an old illustrated cartoon of Samuel Clemens) that was put on the shirt, and there are many other similar shirts out there.

Here's the original editorial cartoon that was used for the shirt (the shirt is a scaled-back version of this cartoon):

Here are a few other Twain Shirts...

And here are photos of Samuel Clemens:

Mark Twain used to be really cut:


Andy Samberg pops up in Jamie's life

Here's a fun article that's enjoyable as you get going into her story.

Andy Samberg's Mission That He Didn't Know About

By Jamie Frevele

I wouldn't have bothered to write about this if it hadn't occurred about seven or eight times, but it did. He has no idea, but Andy Samberg has been on a campaign to brighten my day since February.

This sounds insane, I know. And considering how I have made no secret of how swell I think he is in past blogs, it's also maybe a little - no, it's totally weird. I've never met Mr. Samberg. He has no idea who I am. But since February, every single time I have an exceptionally awful day, he shows up in a magazine. Yes, his sketches and my copy of Incredibad are at my disposal whenever I'm craving some 'berg, but these wackass appearances are exclusively magazines.

Obviously, since he was announced as the host of this year's MTV Movie Awards it's no surprise that lately, he has a fair amount of interviews and press. But I swear, every single time I have a really, really terrible day - as in a "Do I curl up on the couch and make a bottle of wine disappear or find someone to physically harm?" kind of day - I come home, open a new magazine, and there he is. He's not boning Kate Gosselin. He's neither Brad Pitt nor Angelina Jolie. He's hardly ever in these things. But when I come home in a bad mood, there he is.

What I'm pretty sure kicked this off was when I spent an afternoon with a friend shooting a terrible, horrible sketch. Even worse, it was my idea. I was feeling really bad about wasting my friends' time and feeling like I failed at something I really wanted to pull off. When we wrapped, my friend forced me to watch "Hot Rod," the 2007 movie that starred Samberg that I initially refused to see and later ended up comparing to "The Wrestler." (By the way, I'm still pretty proud of that article.) I ended up loving that movie and digging Samberg even more than I did before. So that was the first time Andy Samberg made my day better. (Even more adorable - it was Valentine's Day.)

The second time was in mid-April. For two days in a row, I was stuck in Manhattan traffic for what I swear had to be like a million hours. The kind of traffic where you would strike an old woman if it meant moving another inch. The kind of traffic where you seriously wondered if you were either going backwards or stuck there until the end of time. Two days of this. One of those days I had an audition, for which I ran late and kept pushing back the time, which made me look just awesome. I finally got to the neighborhood and parked my car. No signs about not being able to park there. I was gone for 15 minutes. And I came back to a parking ticket. (Curse you, parking meter. Though I ended up getting the part.) Wow, what a great day. I get home and guess who's in People magazine, talking about lending sugar to Obama? Andy Samberg. It was cute.

But then it kept happening. It happened again, then it happened again. Three times seemed weird. But I wouldn't be surprised if this has happened half a dozen times now, at least. And always magazines. It's been like a real life hybrid version of two Digital Shorts: "The Mirror" and "Andy Pops Into Frame."

The real weirdness happened this past weekend, a trifecta of Andy Samberg popping up like a ray of sunshine. (Which is kind of accurate since he always wears yellow shirts.)

I recently started producing my own comedy sketches. No real reason for the timing, just seemed like the right time to start getting this going after years of talking about it. But this kind of thing invites stress. And it just so happens that the most stressful weekend ever was the weekend before Samberg's hosting gig. The first appearance of the trifecta happened due to sketch-unrelated things I'll get into later. But the second one happened Saturday morning. I got home last Friday night late and saw two mags on the couch, People and Entertainment Weekly. I thought "Of course he's going to be in both of these." If he was, the streak was broken. I'd had a good day. I leafed through People - no Samberg. EW I had to leave for later because like an old fart, I actually sit down and read that particular piece of print media.

I was scheduled to shoot with a camera operator and three other actors at 1:00 the next day. That morning, said camera operator texted me, saying he suddenly came down with a case of "emergency morning rap video" and wanted to know if we could push the shoot back or reschedule. When I asked him how far back we'd have to push it, he never got back to me. I ended up canceling the shoot. This was really fun for me because the same camera guy said for a week that he needed the shoot to be earlier. So McG just assumed I'd know he'd have something else going on. I'm kidding, this guy was not McG. All this = bad morning. I come downstairs and see the EW. No way. No. Way. I leafed through that one - BOOM. Full page of Samberg.

Oh, no. It gets better.

I end up asking not-McG to just mail me the more than three hours worth of footage we'd shot the previous weekend and that I couldn't work with him if I couldn't rely on him. Wednesday morning, I get an email from him: "Reshoot your stuff." He blamed me for inconveniencing him, too. For canceling the first shoot. Because of rain. I should also mention that I had a guy like a brother to me in the hospital for a cardiac procedure, so that was also fun for absolutely no one.

So then, this happened: My friend had emailed me around the same time as not-McG with a link. "I don't know if you're having a bad day, but I found this." Another magazine appearance. Seriously. It was like some sort of force in the ether said "Jamie is having a seriously shitty day, there are no magazines scheduled to arrive today, and she needs a Samberg Appearance more than ever! Someone send a link! Here! Go!"

So now, we're upon the weekend of Andy's hosting gig. I'm very, very psyched for him. He's worked his ass off to get where he is, he's getting well-deserved recognition, he never fails to make me laugh...but I'm a little afraid that if he has a really great day, I'm going to have kind of an awful one.

Here's the first appearance of the trifecta. I have a biopsy scheduled for Saturday for what I'd thought was just a new freckle on my palm. The day Andy appeared in a magazine was the day I found out that the only thing mentioning freckles on palms was melanoma. Skin cancer.

Um, so, great! Andy, break a leg. No, really, break it. In eight places. I hope you fucking blow it on Sunday. Hard. I hope you suck drug fiend balls. Because that probably means I will not have skin cancer.

OR - instead of one of us having a great day and the other one having a terrible one, maybe we should just take it all out on someone else? I don't want skin cancer, and I don't want you to actually break your leg. How about we both just kick someone's ass? Like actually find other people and kick them in their asses? Not hard, just enough to cause a shove. Let's just make sure we both have a good day. A kickass day, if you will.

This odd string of appearances has been really fun, Andy. You seem to come through like my knight in shining armor when I need one the most, even if it's because of the strangest, most random happenstance. Host the awards knowing you make lots of people happy when they might not start out that way. Especially me. Thanks, Andy.

The 2009 MTV Movie Awards air(ed) Sunday, May 31 at 9:00 PM on MTV, which is now actually pronounced "Meh-TV."



andy samberg - beautiful morning

Andy clips set to the song. Some older classic clips here.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Andy Samberg's Mii

Here is a Wii avatar (a Mii) made to look like Andy Samberg:

Yeah, good point. That does look more like Akiva than Andy.


Andy Samberg Gets Revenge For Being Cut From 2007 MTV Movie Awards

The 2009 host says this will be the best show ever if 'something goes horribly, horribly wrong.'

[Editor: Apparently they made a few things go horribly wrong themselves, what with the Eminem setup, the fake Twilight preview, and the only unintentional accident with the Twilight award drop.]

In 2007, fast-rising "Saturday Night Live" star Andy Samberg was scheduled to present a Golden Popcorn at the MTV Movie Awards and do a brief routine with Kevin James. But because the show was squeezed for time, Samberg was cut out of the picture.

Now, Andy Samberg is hosting the entire Movie Awards this Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET. And you can bet that he'll be getting plenty of screen time.

"Sweet, sweet revenge," laughed the mother-loving funnyman. "I feel like, in general, if somebody has a bit cut out of the show, they should be allowed to host after that."

Despite his past disappointments, however, Samberg told us that he isn't harboring any ill will toward the show's producers. Well, OK, maybe a little.

"I work with them closely every day, but in the back of my mind I hate them," Samberg joked. "I'm very petty. I think that's going to take me far in this business."

The viral-video superstar has already gone far, and with the unpredictable nature of MTV's annual tribute to Hollywood at his command, not even Samberg knows where he'll be taking Sunday's live show.

"I feel really excited to host," he explained. "I've never really hosted anything before, so I was thinking the best way to do it would be to get in front of millions of people live on national television. That's generally the way I go with stuff.

"I think people can expect a lot of celebs," Samberg said of Sunday's lineup. "There'll be a lot of stuff about movies, and it's live, so there's definitely going to be a lot of people wandering around the stage aimlessly — looking for their marks, reading the prompter poorly, missing punch lines."

But as we've seen in past years, those unscripted moments are what always seem to make for the best MTV awards shows. "I think MTV's just mainly hoping that something goes horribly, horribly wrong," Samberg grinned. "Because that's generally what they bank on. So, yeah, it's going to be the best Movie Awards ever."

And if Samberg needs to inform some young comedian that their skit has been cut out due to time restrictions, he said he won't feel too bad about it. "Maybe someone will get a bit cut this year, and then they can host next year," Samberg said. "It seems only right."



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