Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Andy Samberg - Had a good year on SNL (article)

Tina Fey wasn't the only "Saturday Night Live" cast member to get a bounce from the 2008 presidential election.

Andy Samberg used the show's surging ratings as a platform for a banner year that featured a hit album, a hosting gig for the MTV Movie Awards, tens of millions of online hits for his SNL Digital Shorts and a supporting role in the box office hit "I Love You, Man."

"I'd be lying if I said it didn't feel like some kind of breakthrough," Samberg acknowledges.

Samberg and his Lonely Island comedy troupe collaborators Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone have been producing the innovative SNL shorts segments since 2005, enlisting the likes of Justin Timberlake and Natalie Portman. This year, they realized a dream by making an album, "Incredibad," which debuted in February and immediately hit the top spot on iTunes.

The album's first single, "Jizz in My Pants," has been viewed more than 53 million times on YouTube. Other Samberg "SNL" clips -- the "Mark Wahlberg Talks to the Animals" segment, the year-end "Motherlover" video reunion with Timberlake -- are close behind.

"If nothing else, we broke some ground and created a Mother's Day anthem," Samberg says of the wildly inappropriate video that featured Susan Sarandon and Patricia Clarkson. "I think the world needed one."


Actually it was Amy Poehler who was the cast member that got the bounce from this past year and the one before, doing Hilary Clinton. Tina Fey was no longer a cast member and pretty much just promoting 30 Rock.

Good to see that Andy realizes how great of a season he had.


No comments:

Popular Andy Samberg Posts - This Month

Tags (by frequency)

News_SNL_09 News_SNL_10 Images_07 Videos_FanMade_08 News_Web_09 News SNL 11 Videos_SNL_09-10 Videos SNL 2010-2011 Images_09 News_SNL_08 Videos_FanMade_09 Videos_Movies_07 Images_08 News_Web_08 Videos_FanMade_07 Videos_SNL_08-09 Videos SNL 2011-2012 News Movies 11 Photos 11 Videos_LonelyIsland News_Romance News_TV_09 MTV Movie Awards 09 News_Web_07 Videos_TV_09 Videos_Interviews_09 CD - Incredibad CD - Turtleneck and Chain Videos_SNL_07-08 Joanna Newsom Images_06 Audio Blog Updates News TV 11 Photos 10 Videos_SNL_06-07 Videos_TV_07 News_TV_10 Videos SNL Promos Videos_Live_07 Jorma Taccone Videos_SNL_05-06 News - Sitings 10 Text_Interviews_09 EDitorial_09 Ask Andy Samberg Blog EDitorial_08 News_Movies_07 News_Web_10 Movies - Donny's Boy MusicVideos_SNL News_Movies_08 News_Movies_10 Videos_TV_08 News_Movies_09 News_SNL_07 Text_Interviews_07 EDitorial_10 Videos Interviews 11 Featured Player Update Images_05 Products 09 Videos TV 11 Movies - I Hate You Dad News Web 11 Videos_Live_08 EDitorial 11 SNL Episodes 08-09 Akiva Schaffer Videos TV 10 Videos_Live_09 Digital Shorts 2010-2011 News - CDs Videos_Interviews_07 SNL Episodes 09-10 Videos_FanMade_06 News Sitings 11 News_Web_06 Hot Rod Images - Fan-Made Magazines MusicVideos_LonelyIsland Products 08 Videos Interviews 10 Digital Shorts 08-09 Digital Shorts 09-10 Text Interviews 11 Text_Interviews_08 Videos Web 11 Videos_Movies_08 Icons SNL Impressions Justin Timberlake Videogames Videos_Interviews_08 Digital Shorts 2011-2012 FAQ Videos_TV_06 EDitorial_07 News_CDs_09 News_SNL_06 Text Interviews 10 Videos Live 11 SNL Recap 07-08 Videos Weekend Update Videos_FanMade_10 Videos_Movies_09 Videos_TV_05 News SNL 12 SNL Statistics 08-09 Twitter Update thelonelyislandfan Animated GIF Classic Andy Comic Con 09 Drawings Images_04 SNL Recap 05-06 SNL Recap 08-09 SNL Recap 10-11 Videos - Justin Timberlake EDitorial 12 News TV 12 Studio News Videos Cold Open Videos_TV_04 Wallpapers Caption Andy Costumes Discussion Merchandise 11 Movies - Celeste and Jesse Forever News - Sitings 09 Products 10 Text_Interviews_06 Videos Fan-Made 11 Videos Movies 11 Videos_Live_06 Bill Hader Rokk Vodka SNL Lessons SNL Transcripts 08-09 Videos Movies 10 Videos_Live_10