Sunday, February 28, 2010

Andy Samberg does Josh Groban in We Are the World

We Are the World Cold Open

Cold Opening: We Are The World 3

The world joins hands again in a song of support.

Jennifer Lopez ... Rihanna
Fred Armisen ... Carlos Santana
Abby Elliott ... Melissa Etheridge
Will Forte ... Willie Nelson
Bill Hader ... Eddie Vedder
Steve Higgins ... announcer (voice)
Bobby Moynihan ... David Crosby
Nasim Pedrad ... Shakira
Andy Samberg ... Josh Groban
Jenny Slate ... Lady Gaga
Jason Sudeikis ... Adam Lambert
Kenan Thompson ... Quincy Jones
Kristen Wiig ... Gwen Stefani

What do you think of Andy's performance here? I thought it was good, but my favorites were Kristen Wiig's Gwen Stefani and Abby Elliott's Melissa Etheridge. They both know how to truly nail the singers. Mad skills.

This is Andy's first time doing a Josh Groban impression. Luke Wilson also did Josh Groban on 11.20.2004.


Andy Samberg - SNL Digital Short: Flags of The World

The are more flags than you might think.

Hahaha. This is nice because there are so many little gags in here.

It's a shame that Andy and JLo didn't do a full musical short together, but this is still very amusing. Some clever lyrics here.

Mostly featuring Andy and Abby dancing.

What do you think?


Saturday, February 27, 2010

New SNL promo with Jennifer Lopez and Kenan Thompson

Jennifer Lopez hosts and performs on an all new SNL this Saturday, 2/27.

New promo. The hug is slightly amusing, but Kenan's not all that funny here. What do you think?


Friday, February 26, 2010

Justin Bieber to be a musical guest on SNL

On the April 10th episode. Thanks to Anony and Tisha for the scoop!

So, to be clear, he's not hosting. He's just a musical guest. That said, he really wants to do a digital short and maybe be in a skit or so. This is normal, since when Jonas was the musical guest, they appeared in a digital short and at least one skit (where Alec Baldwin claimed to be the other Jonas brother).

For our older readers... who is Justin? He's a new and young musician. From wikismack...

Justin Drew Bieber, BEE-bər; born March 14, 1994 is a Canadian pop/R&B singer. He was discovered on YouTube by Scooter Braun, who later became his manager. Braun flew Bieber to Atlanta, Georgia, to consult with Usher and soon signed a record deal with Island Records, where he began his professional career.

The first part of his two-part debut album My World was released on November 17, 2009. Four successful pre-album singles have been released: "One Time", "One Less Lonely Girl", "Love Me", and "Favorite Girl", which were Top 15 hits on the Canadian Hot 100 and Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. This accomplishment made Bieber the only artist in Billboard history to have four singles from a debut album chart in the Top 40 of the Hot 100 before the album's release.

Now to the article...

Justin Bieber Books Appearance On 'Saturday Night Live'

It looks like Betty White isn't the only one whose fans can launch a successful "Saturday Night Live" campaign. Hardcore Justin Bieber devotees caught the attention of "SNL" producers with their Twitter campaign @BieberOnSNL, which gained around 2,600 followers, urging that he be featured on the show. Now, the pop star... will perform on the April 10th episode of the late-night sketch show.

Justin thanked his fans via his Twitter page, posting, "Shoutout to @BieberOnSNL and all the other fans who support me. It's happening! SNL in APRIL!! Digital Short Music Vid??" Aside from hopes of doing an "SNL" digital short with the likes of Andy Samberg, Justin already has his dream host in mind, "Me and Chuck Norris should do 'SNL' together. That would be good. Very good."

The musical appearance will come just a few weeks after the release of Justin's second album, My World, 2.0. The show's most recent musical guests have included Michael Buble and Them Crooked Vultures and next Saturday Jennifer Lopez will pull double duty as host and musical act.



Thursday, February 25, 2010

Next SNL Hosts - Zach Galifianakis and Jude Law

Three weeks of back-to-back originals coming up staring Feb. 27th with J. Lo rocking her Louboutins as host, followed by "The Hangover's" Zach Galifianakis on March 6 (w. Vampire Weekend) and finally Jude Law on March 13th (with Pearl Jam, making their fourth SNL appearance)!

We hope for at least one Sherlock Holmes joke with Jude Law:

Jude was also on stage recently as Hamlet:

Of course, Jude will always be known as the Sky Captain:

And as Alfie:

And Zach G is known from The Hangover:

Zach's best stuff is his Between Two Ferns interview show:

Natalie Portman's not so happy:

Here he strains his relationship with Bradley Cooper:

And here Charlize Theron is on to his games:


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Andy Samberg and Jennifer Lopez promote this week's SNL

Jennifer Lopez hosts an all new SNL February 27, 11:30/10:30c.

Sweet! Andy's back in a new SNL promo with JLo! Just one gag here, but it's pretty funny! Nice and random.

Andy: "What? What earring? I'm Jenny from the Block."

Hahaha. I wish he would have spoken up at the end there. It was hard to understand him.

JLo will be hosting and acting as the musical guest this Saturday night.

Hey, we added this post to our list on the right of all the Andy Samberg SNL promotions. Checka it out! ----------->


Betty White to host SNL... along with Tina, Amy, & Molly

So it's not official, but there's a good chance that Betty White, 88, will co-host a "women of comedy" episode of SNL with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Molly Shannon. That would break two records... the oldest host and the most hosts.

I believe the previous record was two, kept by...

February 22, 1992 - Tom Arnold and Rosanne Barr
At the time, they were married and both on the successful Roseanne show. Tom cameo'd in Feb 91 when Roseanne first hosted, and then he came back to host by himself in Dec 92 and Feb 96. I think the highlight of his career was when he costarred in True Lies as the comedy relief. Sorry Tom.

February 12, 1994 - Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin
The only time Kim was on SNL. But it was great; a Family Feud with the Baldwins, she was Robin opposite Mike Meyers' hyper hypo Philip, and she even had a talk with Chris Farley. This was Alec's fourth time hosting. I think he just wanted to share the fun with his wife.

January 17, 2004 - Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
They were hot off their Newlyweds show and specials. They pretty much milked their relationship all the way to the divorce (which might have come as the result of milking it).

May 15, 2004 - The Olsen Twins
They were on to promote New York Minute. They had some success with the theatrical release, It Takes Two, and then they had some more direct to home successes, a cameo in Charlie's Angels 2, and they were hoping to find success in New York Minute.
That flop broke them. Literally. They broke up. That was their last movie. However, valued at $150 million each (from commission on so many direct to TV movies, merchandise, shows, etc.), they continued separately. Mary Kate tries to keep acting without her sister, but without her twin she is reduced to a common actress. Meanwhile, Ashley launched her own clothing line... and became even more rich and is the only one of the two who is still currently celebrated in magazines.

And here's the article about how Betty White, Tina, Amy, and Molly might set that new record...

Betty White Edges Closer to 'Saturday Night Live'

The Facebook group "Betty White to Host SNL (please?)," launched in late December 2009, now boasts over 425,000 members. It's an online group that is, according to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, "this close" to achieving its dream of having White (at least partially) host an upcoming episode of the iconic live sketch comedy show.

There is reasonable concern that White — now 88 — could face challenges with the hectic pace of the week of preparation leading up to a Saturday taping. It's a frantic event that includes both a full dress rehearsal and a live show, both performed in front of studio audiences.

A clever workaround involves centering White in a show honoring "Women of Comedy," allowing White to share the hosting duties with ex-"SNL" cast members Tina Fey, Molly Shannon, and Amy Poehler. In an email to Ausiello, he confirms that he is "100 percent certain" that "SNL" wants White as the centerpiece for the "Women of Comedy" episode.

If White does co-host "SNL," she would set a record as the oldest host... Previously, Ruth Gordon — best known for playing Maude in "Harold and Maude" and Clint Eastwood's co-star in "Every Which Way but Loose" — also hosted at the age of 80 in 1977. Betty White would be over 80 years older than "SNL's" youngest host, Drew Barrymore, who was just under 8 years old when she hosted in 1982.

This would also mark only the 19th time in "SNL" history that the show has featured multiple hosts on the same night...


19th time? Wow, there must have been a lot of times earlier on. =^)


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Q & A: How to contact Andy Samberg

An Anony was asking how to contact Andy Samberg. So here you go...

It's the same process as requesting an autograph. You've got to use snail mail. You could probably get Joni to read something via Twitter or The Lonely Island blog, and then ask him to send it on to the dudes, but your best bet is to send snail mail.


During the SNL season (September - May):

Andy Samberg
c/o “Saturday Night Live”
NBC Studios
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

During the non-SNL season (June - August):

Andy Samberg
c/o Mosaic Media Group
9200 West Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

NOTE: You can send it to his agency any time of the year, but the SNL address seems to have a faster turn-around time (which still might be several months).

If you want an autograph, read here for details about that:

If you want to send it to all of The Lonely Island, use the same addresses. I would probably address it to Akiva if you're sending it to SNL and want any/all of The Lonely Island to read it.

Also, Ryan had the most success with Akiva being the most responsive of the three:


Monday, February 22, 2010

A little more about Joanna Newsom

The biggest news here is that she's considering moving to New York with Andy. Join us as we dig a little deeper into the life of Andy Samberg's girlfriend, Joanna Newsom...

I’m in a restaurant in LA trying to interview the harpist when the director [Quentin Tarantino] sits down at the next table, and he’s louder than us, telling his friends about the time he fictionalised Hitler. “So I woke up one day and wrote on this piece of paper, just kill him,” he barks. “Just f***ing kill him.” “Da#n,” mutters Newsom, grinning conspiratorially at me. “He stole my line.”

It seems that Joanna has stopped using the singing voice that many find annoying. I've heard her sing in a regular voice, so I know she's got that talent. Observe:


Her new album, which we are here to discuss, contains no bloodbath, precious few totalitarians and scarcely a trace of her old singing voice. That voice put off some listeners who found it “ragged, rough, shrill, babyish — whatever the word was — and I’ve heard plenty of words,” she groans, eyes rolling.


Newsom will surely be recognised as one of the foremost composers of her generation. Her startling live performances have always been critically acclaimed, and this month a scholarly book about her body of work called Visions of Joanna Newsom (she gave it her blessing but did not collaborate) will be published. Essayists study her musicality, her storytelling, her rise through the blogosphere.


And yet Newsom is only 28, a homebody who still lives near the upstate Californian goldrush town where she grew up and who sees her parents at least once a week.


As a child there was no TV, no radio, no pop music. Her parents were doctors and musicians and “kind of idealists when it came to hoping they could protect us from bad influences, like violent movies, or stupid stuff”.


They were all taught piano but she asked for a harp at the age of 5, and got it a few years later. By her teens the pair were inseparable — friends would come to the house and she’d be there with her harp, writing songs.


Indeed, sitting here by the pool in Hollywood, where she orders Sazerac cocktails (rye and absinthe; she has to explain them to the waiter), she is happy to chat about fashion (Chloé’s spring collection) and the modelling she did for Armani. She is getting over her shyness about having her picture taken, filling the new album sleeve with photos of herself.


After a boyfriend, the musician Noah Georgeson, she was in a long relationship with another musician, Bill Callahan. The pair were the Posh and Becks of the altfolk world. Now she is dating the Saturday Night Live comedian Andy Samberg, famous for his “di##-in-a-box” jokes.


She doesn’t want to discuss her private life but she goes gooey over a baby in the restaurant to the point that I think I see a tear form in her eye, and she does say she may end up moving to New York.


Have One on Me is released on March 1 by Drag City records. Joanna Newsom plays the Royal Festival Hall, SE1, on May 11 and 12 (0844 847 9910,


Joanna said, "My brother had an MC Hammer album that was riddled with silent patches because my mom had erased the dirty bits from the cassette. I really don’t know how she did it — that might be a lost art — but she had it mastered."

Check out the loooong interview here (I just included some excerpts):


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Should Andy Samberg host the Emmys?

Yes, it's early to ask that, but this is when they're making decisions like that so, that's why it's news (or more like speculation)...

"With Conan O'Brien out at NBC, who will now host the Emmy Awards this August?" asks our moderator Chris "Boomer" Beachum in the forums. "He had hosted the previous two times the ceremony was on NBC and was certainly going to be the host again before everything changed.

"Before you shout out 'Jay Leno,' I seriously doubt that the academy or even NBC wants the publicity nightmare that would cause. The only thing in Leno's favor is that he was offended when Conan hosted the past two times. It wouldn't be beyond him to add that to his newly renegotiated NBC contract."

The peacock web will obviously want to stick with members of its network family such as Jimmy Fallon, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Amy Poehler etc. Personally, I like the idea of teaming up Fallon or Carell with Fey or Poehler — or Fey and Poehler together.

A combo not mentioned in our forums is one I'd like to volunteer: Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake, who won an Emmy together in 2007 for that naughty song about you-know-what in a box. They were nominated last year for "Motherlove."

Chelsea Handler and Ryan Seacrest are on this list because Comcast owns both NBC and E! Entertainment Network. Why not toss them in, eh? Seacrest hosted successfully as solo emcee in 2007 and shouldn't be blamed for that train wreck of five reality-TV co-hosts the next year. Seacrest was merely riding that train; bad writers crashed it.


What do you think? Should Andy and Justin host this year?


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Andy Samberg will play Sarah Silverman's imaginary friend (and make out with her)

The show airs on Comedy Central on Thursdays, at 10:30pm/9:30pm. It is unknown when the Andy episode will air.

In addition to the info below, click this link to see Sarah talk about Andy Samberg:

While filming the show, Sarah made out with Andy furiously. =^)

Now to the written article...

The program’s 10 episodes will explore everything from Silverman’s fear of necks to her imaginary childhood friend, played by Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg.

“I’m so excited about my guest stars. If you don’t know them by name, you’ll recognize them when you see them,” Silverman said. “Working with Andy was amazing. He’s cute as a button and super funny. He’s a little Jewish angel.”

Silverman’s comedy might not go over well with everyone, like CBS Evening News anchor Kaite Couric, due to its crude nature. In a recent interview Couric labeled Silverman’s sketches as “demented.” Silverman, however, shrugged it off and took the remark as a compliment.

“I wasn’t offended at all,” Silverman said. “I think comedy is the one area where you can be a little demented.”

If you don’t mind the raw humor of “Family Guy” and “South Park,” then you will have no problem with this sitcom. While some lines may rub people the wrong way, Silverman insists it’s all in good fun.

“I know I’m pushing buttons, but I’m just doing what makes me laugh,” Silverman said. “We really topped ourselves this year, so please — just tune in.”

“The Sarah Silverman Program” is on every Thursday at 10:30 p.m.

Excerpts from:

I love how Sarah closed her eyes when she actually slapped Andy (this was from the 2008 MTV Movie Awards):


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We updated our Favorite Links page:

It's got some of our favorite shopping sites on it, other good resources for Andy and The Lonely Island, as well as all our other blogs and sites.

And you can always find the latest version of this page by clicking "Our Favorite Links" under "Partners" on the right!


Friday, February 19, 2010

New Freaknik trailer is up! - featuring Andy Samberg!

Freaknik: The Musical starring T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Young Cash, Big Boi, Sophia Fresh, Snoop Dogg, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, and more!

Thanks to Anony for the scoop!

It airs on March 7 on Cartoon Network.

Auto-Tune king T-Pain has produced an animated homage to 1990's Atlanta Spring Break fiesta Freaknik, which is scheduled to air on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim on March 7.

The one-hour special, 'Freaknik: The Musical,' took Pain two years to create, and features vocal appearances by Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Keri Hilson, Kelis, Big Boi, Rick Ross, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins. Saturday Night Live comedians Andy Samberg and Bill Hader also round out the bill. T-Pain also voices "a party ghost."

'Freaknik' focuses on a group of students hoping to revive the party, which at one point attracted more than 250,000 people, until it was shut down in the late 90's.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hot Rod on Comedy Central - 2/27 at 9 PM

Saturday, February 27 at 9:00 p.m.
Encore: Sunday, February 28 at 9:00 p.m.

COMEDY CENTRAL brakes for funny! Viewers should park themselves on the couch and tune in to the Network Television Premiere of “Hot Rod,” debuting Saturday, February 27 at 9:00 p.m.

Written by Pam Brady ("South Park") and directed by Akiva Schaffer (“Saturday Night Live”), “Hot Rod” aims to “smack destiny in the face.” Andy Samberg (“Saturday Night Live”) stars as Rod Kimble, the son of a successful stuntman, who tries to follow in his father's footsteps with terrible results. Despite ridicule and past shortfalls, he assembles a crew to help him perform a death-defying stunt on a motorbike in order to gain his ailing stepfather's respect. The movie also stars Isla Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”).

An encore presentation of "Hot Rod" airs Sunday, February 28 at 9:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.


Thanks to Anony for the scoop!

I also just learned that Comedy Central is part of Viacom, the company that also owns MTV, Nickelodeon, CMT, VH1, Paramount, and... wait for it... Neopets.

Anyway, this is the network premiere, so that's cool. About time, I guess.

Read about why Isla Fisher took the role here:


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Landline skewers Andy Samberg's Digital Shorts

Thanks to Anony for this scoop!

Some of these would have been good shorts, too. =^)

This is hilarious! Check it out!

This is also significant because it could be the first impression I've seen of Andy Samberg. You know you hit it big when other comedians are doing impressions of you. =^)


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Andy Samberg with Kenan at the Museum Gala

SNL cast members Kenan Thompson and Andy Samberg attend the Museum Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 19, 2009 in New York City.

Better late than never!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Scott Brown wants to host SNL

Scott Brown: legislator or leading man?

Our senator-elect hasn’t even been seated yet and he’s already signing autographs and posing for photo-ops, sitting down with Barbara Walters and schmoozing with Jay Leno. He’s an action figure and the subject of a “Saturday Night Live” spoof featuring “Mad Men” heartthrob John Hamm.

“That was pretty funny,” he told the National Review Online of the SNL skit. “I wish I could host SNL some day.”

Excerpt from:


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Andy's Parks and Recreation episode - news

Thanks to Anony for this scoop:

Andy's episode of Parks and Recreation should be airing March 18.

Samberg will play Park Ranger Carl, the head of security for Pawnee's parks. When a resident is attacked on his watch, he butts heads with Leslie (Amy Poehler).

Here's Andy on the set (in case you missed it):


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Jorma's MacGruber "Hotties with Bodies" vid

Ever wanted to know what it was like on the set of MacGruber? No?! Well...this is pretty much what it was like.

Jorma is hilarious! Too bad Andy's not in it. =^)


Friday, February 12, 2010

Andy Samberg as Park Ranger Carl (Parks & Recreation pic)

Aziz Ansari tweeted this sweet pic:

Aziz said: "Andy Samberg as Park Ranger Carl, coming soon to Parks and Rec!"

Here's the tweet:

Thanks to Ashley for the scoop!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Is Weird Al the newest member of The Lonely Island?

Weird Al tweeted, "Okay, it's settled - I'm the new member of The Lonely Island."

Plus in an interview we posted, Andy said he wanted to do a musical digital short with Weird Al (and Jay Z). So let's hope the Weird Al short happens! Weird Al collabbed on Robot Chicken, so he might actually help push it through!


Aubrey Plaza blog - checka it out

This is just a friendly reminder that we've got a sweet Aubrey Plaza blog going. She plays April on Parks and Recreation. She was also Seth Rogen's love interest in Funny People.

Go here for the Aubrey Plaza blog:

Check out this Web vid she did recently...

Aubrey breaks up with... two people? Hahahahaha. I love the hold at the end. That guy's hilarious!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Is Zach Galifianakis going to host SNL on March 6?

Even if he is, that's a long time away, and things can change. Here's the article...

Zach Galifianakis is set to host SNL on March 6, according to the Twitter stream maintained on his behalf. NBC would neither confirm nor deny a hosting schedule this far in advance, they said, and a rep for Galifianakis claimed that the Twitter feed isn’t official, even though it’s linked from his website, and mentioned in his newsletter.

Excerpt from:


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Andy Samberg - in tooter (a Web exclusive Digital Short)

I think this got cut from the Dress Rehearsal as a commercial/digital short.

Ashton Kutcher is taking social media technology to the next level.

Hilarious! I'm glad Ashton is willing to make fun of himself like this. Andy plays a scientist and gets fart in his mouth. =^)


Monday, February 08, 2010

SNL Full episode - Ashton Kutcher and Them Crooked Vultures

Season 35 : Ep. 14


Ashton Kutcher hosts Saturday Night Live with Them Crooked Vultures.

Andy was in 3 skits.

Sketch: Slave Boy
Andy Samberg ... Prince Simnon

Weekend Update
Andy Samberg ... Liam, teenager who just woke up

Skit: An Even-Tempered Apology
Andy Samberg ... Rahm Emanuel

Overall: Although Andy got some good air time, I didn't find any of his performances overly impressive or hilarious. There was no digital short, which was definitely a factor. It would have been nice to see Andy and Ashton team up a little better.


Andy Samberg is Prince Simnon in Slave Boy (Grapes)

Sketch: Slave Boy

A juicy assassination plot is afoot.

Ashton Kutcher ... Antonius
Will Forte ... king
Bill Hader ... servant
Bill Hader ... narrator (voice)
Andy Samberg ... Prince Simnon

Ashton almost laughs. Hahahaha.

In this one Andy supports a Will and Ashton sketch.


Sunday, February 07, 2010

Andy Samberg - is Liam, the Teenager who just woke up


This was on Weekend Update.

I didn't really find this all that funny. Just Andy riffing.

So this is further proof that once your popular on SNL and have "earned your stripes," then they let you do whatever you want, even if it's a little lame.

What do you think?


Andy Samberg - is Rahm Emmanual (SNL; 2/6/10)

The White House Chief of Staff offers his apologies.

Rahm has a potty mouth. It's actually a little disturbing. Andy does him too much justice, because in videos like this one, Rahm actually doesn't even use the words correctly and mostly comes across as incoherrent...

Andy has done Rahm 3 other times, but one of those times wasn't ever aired on SNL (it was cut from the dress rehearsals; a web exclusive). I think it was good, but it did more damage to Rahm than this one. In this one, at least, Andy is making Rahm coherrent and logical.

Check out the drama of the previously cut skit here:

Here are the other 2 Rahm impressions by Andy that have aired on SNL:

03.07.2009 - The Rock Obama
10.25.2008 - The Barack Obama Variety Half Hour


Saturday, February 06, 2010

Is Andy Samberg a bachelor?

As far as we know, Andy's still dating Joanna Newsom. But these authors say otherwise (read our editor comments below)...

The flirty dozen: Meet NY’s most eligible bachelors

Andy comes as #3 in this list...



He’s cute. He’s hilarious. And with those dark curly locks, you guys can share hair products. Plus, he’s been in a Super Bowl ad, had a No. 1 iTunes album (“Incredibad”) and even won an Emmy for “D - - k in a Box” with Justin Timberlake. But can he be the next Will Ferrell? Some say he already is. “What he has that Ferrell doesn’t have is that he’s cute. He’s sexy. He also has the youth thing and a rock ’n’ roll edge to him,” says comedy expert Bill Knoedelseder, author of “I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Standup Comedy’s Golden Era.” Plus, we bet he’s got JT’s number in his cellphone.

[Editor: Confirmed. Andy texts Justin Timberlake all the time. He might be slowing down though, because the two haven't collabed since the MTV Movie Awards in the May. They were still talking about each other at the Emmys later in the summer though.]

Pros: Knoedelseder says Samberg probably makes $2 million to $3 million a year with his “SNL” contract and could be worth more than $100 million in five years with movie deals. “You can get rich really fast making movies. Will Ferrell has made a fortune! Jay Leno is worth $300 million, and Letterman is closing in on a billion, after working five days a week for 30 years. There’s a big living to be made here.”

[Editor: Andy doesn't make that much money. SNL doesn't pay that well. He's currently worth $14 million, and I suspect that's more from his hit CD, movies, guest spots, and commercials than SNL (though he won't complain; SNL got him everything else). You do SNL because you love it, and Andy's still on his original contract. When the contract's up (after next season), Andy can renegotiate for more money. However, he's more likely to leave to go do either a TLI show, a sitcom, or to pursue films. SNL gets away with not paying too much because it's not as popular as you'd think, there are so many salaries involved, the supply of stars is bigger than the demand of money (so many people want to be on it), and SNL locks new players into multi-year contracts to avoid inflated salaries.]

Cons: When it comes to jokes, nothing is off-limits. Including you.

[Editor: True, but Andy has taste. He has never mocked Joanna Newsom or his past flings... Kirsten Dunst, Scarlett Johansson, etc. However, he did seriously embarrass his brother-in-law and sister in Roy Rules, and his Tizzle Wizzle Show mocked Yo Gabba Gabba, which he did a guest spot on.]

Read more:


New Ashton Kutcher promo with Fred Armisen

And Them Crooked Vultures:

Ashton hosts an all new SNL this Saturday, 2/6 with musical guest Them Crooked Vultures.

So am I the only one who got shivers from the lameness of Fred's jokes here?

Friday, February 05, 2010

Andy and Akiva - 3D model (with Dave Matthews?)

So click here...

And then click the right arrow a whole bunch until you see Dave Matthews. Then click that.

Then... boom. Andy and Akiva in 3D! And funky music too!

So why all the clicking and scrolling? Cuz Flash is LAME, that's why (or more like the creators of the Flash site got lazy and didn't make each star it's own URL)!


Jennifer Lopez to host SNL on 2/27/10

Also, that's apparently the next new episode after Ashton hosts.

BreakingTVNews broke this rumor/story on Twitter...

Jennifer Lopez will pull double duty as host/musical guest on the February 27 episode of SNL



Thursday, February 04, 2010

Andy Samberg - will be on Season 3 of the Sarah Silverman Program

Andy's on near the end of this trailer/preview of season 3:

Oh, and a warning before you watch this. Warning of what? I don't know. Disgustingness maybe? =^)

We don't know what episode yet. We'll let you know!


Ashton Kutcher SNL promo (with Kenan Thompson)

Why don't they do promos with the featured players (Bobby, Abby, Nasim, and Jenny)? It seems like they don't ever do that, but they did include Andy and Chris in Andy's first promo, back when Andy was still a featured player. But that was right after Andy's huge Lazy Sunday success.

Still Bobby's Snooki impressions are pretty good. Maybe Bobby can do a promo as Snooki?

Anyway, here's a promo with Kenan...

Ashton hosts an all new SNL this Saturday, 1/6 with musical guest Them Crooked Vultures.

I like the second one where Ashton just stares. What was your favorite?

What do you think?


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Andy Samberg - appeared via remote cam to support "The Diary of a Teenage Girl"

So Andy was at the Grammys, but he appeared via live, remote camera to sing a duet with Jorma (and to support Jorma's wife)! Read on...

Taccone performed The Lonely Island's "Punch You in the Jeans" alongside a video of Andy Samberg ("live via satellite" from the Grammys), Meyers and Forte drew on their SNL material...

Why SNL actors were supporting it...

"Diary" producer Aaron Louis told CBR the event came together largely as a family affair: Taccone is married to the show's playwright and star, Marielle Heller. "Mari's been working on ['Diary'] for three years, so she's pretty much distributed the book to everyone she knows," Louis laughed. "[She and Jorma] talked to the SNL crew, and everybody loves the play, so they put it together."

Excerpts from:


Ashton Kutcher hosts SNL next on 2/7/10

Musical guest is Them Crooked Vultures. Thanks to anony for the scoop.

This will be on 2/7/10.

Ashton is promoting his new film, Valentine's Day (a huge ensemble film that includes Taylor Swift).

SNL welcomes back actor/producer, Ashton Kutcher, February 6 his fourth time as host. He can next be seen opposite Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, and more in the upcoming film “Valentines Day,” in theaters February 12. Kutchers previous credits include “What Happens in Vegas,” The Butterfly Effect,” “Guess Who,” and the hit television series “Punkd” and “That 70s Show.”

Them Crooked Vultures, rocks premiere new supergroup, will make their debut as musical guest. The group consists of seven-time SNL veteran Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana fame, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and, in his first appearance on the SNL stage, the legendary John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. The bands self-titled debut album was released in fall of 2009, entering the Billboard charts at number 12 and remaining in the upper reaches ever since, while its debut single “New Fang” has hit number 10 on Billboards Alternative chart and number 14 on their Mainstream Rock Tracks.


Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Andy Samberg & Akiva - at the Grammys (video interviews)

Thanks to Anony for the scoop on these vids!

Unfortunately, Andy and TLI didn't win, but it's still quite an honor for a comedy group to be nominated for a Grammy like that.

The red carpet at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Justin Guarini interviews Andy Samberg & SNL Writer Akiva Schaffer!

Akiva Schaffer and Andy Samberg Red Carpet Interview with Nick Cannon

Update on Jorma: Jorma was off at a fundraiser... and sang a duet with Andy... where Andy was live via webcast at the Grammys!


Andy Samberg to guest star on Parks & Recreation

"Saturday Night Live" trouper Andy Samberg will migrate south to his network's prime- time schedule when he guest-stars in an up coming episode of NBC's "Parks and Recreation." In the episode, Samberg will play Carl, the head of park security who butts heads with Leslie (Amy Poehler) after someone gets mugged in one of their parks.


From Anony, our best guest is that the episode will air in March.

(Image from Andy's recent appearance at the Pee Wee Herman Show)

Thanks to another Anony for the tip about this bit of news!


Monday, February 01, 2010

Andy Samberg is a student - Jon Hamm Monologue (SNL)

Episode Number: 35.13 (# 671)

Jon shares some highlights of his past gigs.

Jon Hamm
Abby Elliott ... student
Andy Samberg ... student
Kenan Thompson ... announcer (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... saleswoman

Andy makes a great student!


Andy Samberg - full SNL episode (1/30/10)

Season 35 : Ep. 13 | 1:04:57


Andy was only in two skits this week, but one was the sweet digital short that he played the main character in!

Here are the skits Andy was in...

Monologue: Jon Hamm
Andy Samberg ... student

SNL Digital Short: Sergio
Andy Samberg ... businessman


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