Saturday, October 31, 2009

Andy Samberg Halloween costumes

Junk in a Box:

Poor baby:

Nick Lachey is doing it too:

Just as plain old Andy:

Ryan's Hot Rod outfit:

Laser Cats:

Human ATM:

And maybe Andy will go as Dracula:

Or as Lady Gaga:

Or as a centaur:

Or as a rastafarian:

After Halloween, we'll see how many Andy Samberg costumes we could find (but less Junk in a Box ones)!


Should SNL cast members exploit commercials?

There's a lot of history with SNL cast members. Should they be able to exploit other cast members in commercials?

We know that Andy was in a few commercials. He was in Web commercials for York patties and then in Pepsi commercial with Justin Timberlake. Surely nobody minds Andy making a few bucks doing this, having fun with it, and entertaining us.

But what about the recent commercial where David Spade re-appeared in Tommy Boy again, changing his lines to sell DirecTV? Was that exploiting Chris Farley and Tommy Boy?

Check out this article:

If he had to do it again, David Spade wouldn't agree to hawking DIRECTV alongside a scene with his late friend Chris Farley from "Tommy Boy."

"I wouldn't want anyone to get a whiff that I'm trying to get something off Chris," he told People magazine.

The 30-second commercial, which played during the World Series, has been chided by some critics as being tasteless. In it, Farley does his famous "Fat Boy in a Little Coat" routine from the 1995 movie while Spade, inserted into the scene by technology, promotes the satellite service.


Spade expressed "slight shock" that anyone would find the ad offensive.

"These commercials are cool," he told People. "They're well done. They're clever. And that they would include "Tommy Boy" in that company, I thought was very flattering."

"Oh, my God if [Farley] was here, I guarantee he'd be stoked that this little movie is included," he said. "The movie is important to me, and I would hate to offend [anyone] because that's one of my favorite things I've ever done. So I would apologize to someone who took it that way."

The commercial series also included scenes from "Back to the Future" and "Aliens."
Read all the critiques here:

We all know that David is right. Chris would have done it just to get Tommy Boy on TV again. Chris was pretty laid back about all that stuff.


Friday, October 30, 2009

Andy Samberg - Supports the elephants (live video)

This is after SNL on 10/11/09.

Andy Samberg is on at 0:23, and then Andy poses with a stuffed elephant at 0:59. Jimmy Fallon "attacks" Fred Armisen.

Photo with Andy at 3:17.


John Belushi audition

Just saw this audition for John Belushi and wanted to share. Since Andy Samberg is on SNL, it's cool to go back and check out the original players who got SNL to where it is today.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Andy Samberg - is an alien (Where's My Purse)

Andy's only on for a few seconds.

This one's from October 13, 2007, hosted by Jon Bon Jovi. Also, this is the episode where Andy did the "Getting Punched Before Eating" digital short.

Sketch - Where's My Purse?

Jon Bon Jovi ... Blorax
Fred Armisen ... crew member
Will Forte ... Officer Belton
Bill Hader ... crew member
Paula Pell ... computer (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... crew member
Andy Samberg ... alien
Kenan Thompson ... alien
Kristen Wiig ... Captain Wallace

Wait until the point where Maya Rudolph and Fred (the ships' crew) are being attacked. That is when you see Andy as an alien.

Thanks to Anony2 for reminding/helping us to specify when Andy shows up.


Andy Samberg - with Jonah Hill, Sarah Silverman, and Ben Stiller

Updated 10/29/09 with the videos below.

From 04/14/2008

We covered this like a year ago, but more pics have surfaced. Of course, Andy wasn't as famous then. Starting in Dec 08, Andy took off in popularity due to Ji$$ in My Pants, I'm On a Boat, The Lonely Island's IncrediBad album, Mother Lover, and hosting the MTV Movie Awards.

Here are the pics from the 'Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education' presented by Comedy Central at the Beacon Theatre:

Also pics with Andy and Will Arnett and Andy and Conan O'Brien.

Read more about the event:

Non-Andy videos from the event...

Jon Stewart, Mike Meyers?, and Amy Poehler watch Fred Armisen and Will Forte make out:

Brief red carpet interviews with The Roots, Sarah Silverman, Susan Sarandon, Honah Hill, Kelsey Grammer, Matthew Broderick, and more:

TV Guide also covers the red carpet:


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Andy Samberg - Loves this sweatshirt (and Joanna Newsom)

Thanks to Nicole S for the scoop!

Here's are pics taken on Oct 26, so it's recent-tastic. Andy and Joanna are walking in the West Village, NY:

Come on, Andy, she's looking at you! Look at her back! Do it!

Here's an article about this:

Andy Samberg is definitely at the top of his game right now with his whole hilarious hottie thing goin’ on. I’m not sure how long this romance has been in the works, but he was recently spotted strolling in the West Village with girlfriend musician Joanna Newsom. Maybe I am just expecting too much from this SNL Dick in a Box genius, but is anyone else disappointed in his other half??

Andy can pretty much wear whatever he wants since his whole image is about just being the regular funny guy who just happens to be famous and cute. But I am really not liking the leprechaun look that Joanna is sporting. I would cut her some slack and write off this outfit as one picked by an artist who doesn’t care about mainstream fashion, but the Chanel chain bag and over-the-knee boots definitely don’t allow me to do that. I am soooo hating the nautical striped turtleneck babydoll paired with the reversible green wool blanket/coat. And is that just the worst color of Chanel bag ever? I hope it was on sale.


Click these to get them bigger...

There! That's better! Smile! =^)


And yes, Andy and Joanna are still together! (Coming in for your monthly checkup?) =^)

Andy also wore this same sweatshirt a month ago at this radio interview:

And here's Andy wearing the sweatshirt in this video, Lydia found:

So, in case you were wondering, Andy Samberg does not wear clothing once and then throw it out. He wears stuff at least twice. =^)


For Holloween, is anybody going as Lady Gaga or Andy Samberg in a bubble costume?

Just curious. =^)


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Andy Samberg - brief I Love You Man interview

I Love You Man red carpet earlier this year.

Andy's on at 1 minute even:


Andy Samberg on Comedy Death Ray Radio

Scott Aukerman, Zach Galifianakis, Andy Samberg, and Andy Daly from Comedy Death Ray Radio.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Andy Samberg & The Lonely Island - New T-Shirts

The Lonely Island updated their twitter with these new (and old) T-Shirts that are in their official store...

$22 here:

$20 here:

(from Ras Trent)

$22 here:

$20 here:

$20 here:

$22 here:

$20 here:

$20 here:

Thanks to Anony for the scooop!


Facebook "I'm On a Boat" Quiz

Click here take the test to see if you should be looking at the boat or on it....doing mermaid stuff:


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ask ASB - Why is Space Chimps getting a sequel?

Been awhile since we've had another episode of...

Ask Andy Samberg Blog

Why is Space Chimps getting a sequel?

Space Chimps did $30,105,968 domestically.

That's pretty bad when compared to Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks, who typically get well over $100 million domestically (really depends on the films).

Now Space Chimps cost $37 million to make. So by our normal standards, that's a flop. But that budget is actually super cheap, considering that the big boys spend over $100 million on an animated film. If you keep your costs down, then you don't need as big of a profit to have a "success."

So the first saving grace was that Space Chimps made $34,682,011 in foreign markets, totaling $64,787,979.

That said, not all that goes to the studio (a lot of it goes to the theaters). However, adding DVD sales on top of that, then "Space Chimps" definitely made a healthy profit for the studio.

Plus if they had a sweet script for the sequel, a promise that they can make the effects look better, and point that Andy Samberg is even more popular now than before... then I think they could sell the idea to the studio executives.


I think the aliens stuff from the first film was a little too "home video worthy" for a theatrical release, so I hope they have a better script and better alien effects if they venture back out to an alien planet. (Obviously Zartog is back, but he could be invading Earth.)

I think they knew that the alien stuff was the weakness, because it didn't show up in the trailer at all. Just going by the trailer, you actually didn't know that 80% of the movie was on an alien planet.

So I hope they make the script and alien stuff a little more movie-worthy. As for me, I loved the movie, and I thought the actors really did a great job!


I'm In A Box - (remake of I'm On a Boat)

WARNING - Same type of harsh language as the original!

The reverberation/echo is a bit high/harsh.

This scoop comes from Elizabeth. Thanks!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Andy Samberg - in Space Chimps 2?

Is there a Space Chimps 2 coming? Yup. Will Andy be in it? Probably.

Check it out:

Thanks to Anony for the scoop!


Vanguard’s Space Chimps 2 3-D Goes into Production

Los Angeles-based Vanguard Animation is producing a sequel to its 2008 CG-animated feature, Space Chimps. Overseen by animation veteran John Williams (Shrek, Valiant, Happily N’Ever After) the studio is working on the 3-D Space Chimps 2 feature with Fox Home Entertainment, The Animation Picture Company and New Market Capital.

Plans are to release the new feature on DVD in the U.S. in January 2010 and theatrically in select foreign territories in March or April. Mumbai-based Prana Studios is handling the animation. Vanguard presented some of the completed 3-D scenes to buyers at the Cannes Festival this spring. An animated TV series based on the property is also in development.


Go here to find out how they were able to make a sequel (since the orignal didn't do all that well):


I'm On a Boat / I am T-Payne - video contest

Submit your best "I'm On a Boat" remake using their iPhone app...

Show us your PAIN and WIN!

You could win $5,000! Just create an awesome video performing “I’m on a Boat” using the “I Am T-Pain” iPhone app, and share it with the world. Creativity and humor matter, so show us what you’ve got — change the lyrics around, add cool backgrounds, film yourself in cool places, interpretive dance, even record your own music (extra points for funky instruments and musical arrangements). Whatever you want, just make sure you feature the “I Am T-Pain” application. Entering is easy — upload your video to YouTube, and then fill out the entry form on the right of this page. Winners are determined based on creative achievement and video view counts — so spread the word to your friends and fans!

• One grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and a Big Ass Chain ($47 value, approximate weight of 10 lbs)

• Ten finalists will receive a cash prize of $500 and set of Grillz (gold teeth)

The contest ends December 13, 2009.

Go here to read all about it:


Friday, October 23, 2009

Andy Samberg & TLI - Pre-Nominated for 2 Peoples Choice Awards!!!

Updated 10/25: Apparently this isn't the "nomination" yet. But since they already selected their favorites for you to pick the nominations from, it's really like they're doing 2 rounds of nominations. The write-ins are less likely to win because people are lazy. So we're calling these the "pre-nominations."

They're pre-nominated for best Hip-Hop artists and for best collaboration song! All from their Incredibad album!

Why wasn't Andy nominated for SNL? Kristen was!

Click here to vote for TLI for their collab with T-Payne, I'm On a Boat:

And you can write in Andy and Justin Timberlake for Mother Lover!

Click here to vote for TLI for best hip-hop artists:

And write in Andy Samberg for best male TV Comedian!

You can vote for 5 for each category, so feel free to vote for other ones you also like!

Thanks for the scoop, Anony!


I'm in a Box - "I'm In a Boat" remake (parody of the balloon boy)

Dedicated to the Hoax--I mean Heene family.

Props go to Jamie of dilfits for this find (she thinks her remake is better):

Well, Jamie's remake is definitely funnier. But this "in a box" one got the views cuz it's making fun of the balloon boy ordeal on the news. So this crew gets props for spoofing something current and riding it to get some views.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Andy Samberg - Update about the New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival: Andy Samberg & Friends
Sunday, Nov 8 8:00p
at The Town Hall, New York, NY
With a diverse range of comedic talents, Andy Samberg has emerged as a captivating and hilarious leading man on screens both big and small. As an Emmy® award winning writer, Samberg is achieving as much success behind the scenes as he is on screen.

Price: $50.00 - $60.00

Samberg recently hosted the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, which was the highest rated Movie Awards since 2004. Samberg’s vocal talents will next be showcased in Chris Miller's animated feature "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." Sony will release the film on September 18th, 2009. Samberg was also recently nominated for a 2009 Emmy® award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for his song “Motherlover,” performed alongside Justin Timberlake.

Samberg 's feature film debut was "Hot Rod.' Additionally, he recently starred in the film "I Love You, Man," He voiced the lead character, Ham III, in the animated film "Space Chimps".

Samberg, along with his Lonely Island partners Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, released their first full length album “Incredibad” by Universal Republic Records on February 10th, 2009. “Incredibad” is the first comedy album to reach the #1 spot on iTunes and features favorites such as ““D**k in a Box” and "Natalie's Rap" (featuring actress Natalie Portman and Chris Parnell), as well as new musical creations featuring a diverse arsenal of guest artists including hip hop impresario T-Pain, Grammy® winning superstar Norah Jones, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Bay area rapper and The Click founder E-40, and comedy hellion and Tenacious D-veteran Jack Black.

Samberg will start his fifth season as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live" this fall. His breakthrough performance for the veteran comedy showcase was the music video "Lazy Sunday," a performance collaboration with SNL alum Chris Parnell. “Lazy Sunday” was an undeniable online phenomenon that amassed over five million hits on within a few days and sparked its own legion of Internet imitations. The controversy surrounding the legal ramifications of online video content thrust the story into the media spotlight, highlighting Samberg as the poster-child for a new generation of DIY filmmakers and comics.

The following season, Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone again made waves with the short video "D**k in a Box," starring Samberg and Justin Timberlake in a spoof on early-nineties R&B. As of April 2007, “D**k In a Box” was the all-time # 4 video on with over 20 million views. The song reached unprecedented levels of popularity both online and in print, culminating in Samberg joining Timberlake on-stage at Madison Square Garden in February 2007 and performing the song live for more than 18,000 fans. The classic R&B spoof won a 2007 Emmy® award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone, collectively known as “The Lonely Island,” have been friends since junior high school in Berkeley, CA. In 2000, the trio began writing, directing, and producing their own brand of comedy and showcasing it on their website



They're warning you that this is a standup and skit gig; it's not a musical performance.


Mark writes the Taylor Swift monologue

So Mark takes a stab at writing the Taylor Swift monologue, concentrating on making fun of the Kanye West ordeal. I don't think he's far off. We've already talked about it here, and our ideas were very similar to this.

Read how close our comments were to this (very close):

Check out Mark's thoughts...

The most common joke in pop culture for the past few years revolves around "Saturday Night Live" not being funny anymore.

That's not true. There has been plenty to laugh at.

Although, this season hasn't exactly gotten off to rib-tickling start. A few good skits here and there, and solid "Weekend Update" performances, but as a whole, well, I haven't kept any episodes stored on the DVR.

However, I'm thinking that will change Nov. 7 when Taylor Swift hosts "Saturday Night Live." That has the potential for terrific work. The "SNL" writers won't have to work too hard to find comedic content for Swift.

They could just write a Kanye West interruption into every skit. That would be hilarious. Well, maybe not every skit but certainly three or four "I'mma let you finish" bits would make us laugh.

No way Swift makes it more than three sentences in her opening monologue before she gets Kanye'd. In fact, that should be her whole monologue. Heck, let's write it right now:

"Thank you, thank you, thank you so much. I'm Taylor Swift and I'm sooooooo excited to be hosting 'Saturday Night Live.'"

Cue Alec Baldwin.

"Taylor, I'm really happy you're hosting 'Saturday Night Live' this week, and I'mma let you finish, but I'm the best host of the all time. The best host of all time!"

Cue Andy Samberg.

"Yeah, Taylor, I'm really happy for your T-Swizzle/T-Pain spoof at the CMT Awards, and I'mma let you finish, but I made one of the best digital shorts of all time! One of the best digital shorts of all time!"

Back to Swift.

"Anyway, Andy, last year I was a musical guest on the show and that was awesome. This year, I get to h . . . "

Cue Kenan Thompson.

"I'm really happy for your career success, and I'mma let you finish, Taylor, but my duet with Anna Faris was the best singing of last season! The best singing of last season!"

Back to Swift.

"Ummmm, Ooooookay, Kenan. So, last time I was in New York, I had a great time performing on top of a taxicab at Radio City. How many people my age can do that without getting arres . . . "

Cue to Kristen Wiig.

"Taylor, I'm really happy you're so young and successful, and I'mma let you finish, but I've been dancing on top of cabs for years and I'm the best of all time! The best of all time!"

Back to Swift.

"OK, Kristen. But have you ever won a VMA? I did. Of course, my chance to accept the VMA wasn't what I had planned, but . . . "

Cue Kanye West.

"Taylor, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but I was one of the biggest jerks of all time that night! One of the biggest jerks of all time! So, seriously this time, I'mma let you finish."

That would be a win-win for everyone involved, including us consumers of pop culture.



I saw some similarities here to our conversation:

We were thinking the same opening interruption, and we also mentioned Alec Baldwin doing it. But we think Steve Martin could do it even better. Similar to how Steve Martin interrupted Tina Fey's monologue.

I like Mark's Andy Samberg line, but I think it could be even better if it was specific to just T-Payne, making fun of the fact that Andy and Taylor both tapped T-Payne to do mock raps. It's almost like a "T-Payne short" is a genre now. =^)

Andy Samberg:

"Yeah, Taylor, I'm really happy for your T-Pain video at the CMT Awards, and I'mma let you finish, but I made one of the best T-Payne digital shorts of all time! One of the best T-Payne shorts of all time!"

And maybe when Kristen Wiig gives her response, they can show a clip of her dancing on cabs and peoples' reactions around her. That would be pretty funny!


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