Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Andy Samberg to star in "What's Your Number" with Anna Farris?

So Andy and Anna were chummy chummy in promoting Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (even more so than Anna was with her main costar, Bill Hader). So naturally she'd tap Andy (or her producers would) when selecting one of her ex-boyfriends for her new comedy. Read on...

Anna Faris’ R-rated comedy What’s Your Number? is assembling quite a supporting cast to play her slew of ex-boyfriends. Saturday Night Live’s Andy Samberg is attached and an offer is out to Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto to play two of the men she revisits in her quest to find love. The New Regency film is based on Karyn Bosnak’s book 20 Times a Lady and tracks Faris’ character Delilah, who upon sleeping with her 20th guy realizes that it’s too many and she must have missed her Mr. Right along the way. Chris Evans is already attached to play her womanizing next door neighbor.

New Regency is producing and filming is scheduled to begin in May, plenty of time for Evan to shoot before going off to be Captain America. Mark Mylod (Entourage) will helm.


So what kind of ex-boyfriend would Andy be? This almost sounds like When In Rome where she has to fend off a few creepy (but funny) guys.

Thanks to Anony for the scoop!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This guy's also on a boat

Move over Andy Samberg...

This guy's also on a boat...

And he's on a horse. =^)

Sorry, we couldn't resist.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Ken didn't like Boombox

Here's a review of Boombox...

Andy Samberg’s “Digital Short” was a song about him hoisting a boom-box in various settings (a New York street; a retirement home), with dancing and wild behavior ensuing. But not many laughs. It was well-made, with Julian Casablancas singing, but the mini-film didn’t add much to the music-comedy formula Samberg has done so well in the past.


What do you think? Do you agree with Ken?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Andy Samberg at University of Florida

So this seems like two separate events...

The Davis interview seems to be different than this one where Andy threw his bottle water on the ground and was interviewed by a respectful professor isntead. Observe...

Andy Samberg said he was sneaking to watch late-night professional wrestling as a kid when he discovered "Saturday Night Live."

"I kind of found it by accident ... and just became obsessed with it," he said.

Samberg, a cast member on the show for the past five years, spoke Tuesday at the University of Florida's O'Connell Center to a crowd of about 5,000. He is best known for musical parodies on "SNL" including "Lazy Sunday," "I'm on a Boat" and a couple with names unprintable in a newspaper, a few of which were shown during the event.

"Stupid and weird - I would say those easily describe what I do," he said.

Samberg said he wanted to be on "SNL" since the age of 8. His devotion to comedy could be frustrating to teachers, he said, although they might take a different view today.

"Then they'd probably say 'Just shut up, just shut up, just stop talking,'" he said. "Now they'd say, 'We had a special connection.' "

Mike Foley, a master lecturer in journalism at UF, interviewed Samberg for the event. Foley asked a variety of random questions, some suggested by his students. Most were met by smart-aleck answers.

What would Samberg do if he was a woman for a day?

"I'd probably try to have a baby," he said.

What's next with singer Justin Timberlake, his song-parody collaborator?


Who would he want in the next bed if he was in the hospital?

"A doctor."

Samberg was paid $72,000 for the event and, as part of the contract, no photographs or video recordings were allowed. The ACCENT student-run speakers bureau sponsored the event as part of Jewish Awareness Month, a distinction that led Samberg to rate his placement on the Jewish scale.

"On a scale of like Hitler to Moses ... I'd say probably somewhere between Larry David and Steven Spielberg," he said.


Hmmm. Maybe Andy was the one who wasn't quite being respectful this time. It seems that if he's paid $72K for this, he'd want to give people what they paid for... answers. Still interesting though.

The coolest part here is that Andy reveals when he was first introduced to SNL at age 8.

Thanks to Tiffany for the scoop!


Kristen Stewart Wants to Host SNL

Over the past two years Kristen Stewart has experienced a sudden surge in her career thanks to her coveted role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga. She recently premiered her latest film The Runaways, and admitted after starring in so many serious projects she’d love to lighten up a bit. The actress wants to try her hand at comedy by hosting an episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

“They haven’t asked me to do it,” she said, adding “I would love to say yes for sure, but that is really really scary. I am so critical of myself and then also of people who are on the show. It’s like, ‘Nope, you’re not funny – next!’ “

Should Kristen host SNL? I'm actually surprised they haven't asked her, what with the Twilight business.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Andy Samberg actually threw it on the ground (at the University of Florida event)

Hahahaha. Nice one, Andy!


Andy Samberg - one of his worst interviewers ever?

Update: So apparently Andy got paid $72K for this gig. Makes sense, because Adam Sandler did a college tour and probably got similar monies. A big difference is that this was more of an interview than a performance, so obviously it was the school's idea and Andy wasn't interested until they made an offer to pay him. Still though, unless Davis Haines was paying out of his own pocket, he helped waste the school's money by bringing the spotlight onto himself instead of Andy.

Also, another tidbit is that video and pictures are hard to come by because it was supposed to be a private event, and they asked for no pictures and videos. So it was just open to students and faculty, which suggests the cost came out of a school morale/marketing budget.

Originally posted 3/26/10.

Andy Samberg could not stop cringing.

Samberg’s face, along with the entire audience of Wednesday night’s sit-down Q-and-A session with the “Saturday Night Live” comedian, was locked in a permanent grimace as the moderator, Davis Haines, a sophomore music education major, misfired one awkward joke after the next. While Haines certainly received as much laughter as Samberg, it was clear that the audience was not laughing with him, but instead, the audience was laughing at him.

Sitting down next to the famed comedian, whose very presence sold out Goldstein Auditorium, Haines had the daunting task of matching wits with Samberg as the two uncomfortably discussed their sex lives, impersonations of celebrities and, yes, even “mouth queefs.”

“I can see where it’s nerve-racking, but don’t let those nerves translate into trying to out-comedy a comedian,” said Evan Fonseca, a freshman film major.

The discussion began as a relaxed affair when Samberg marched on stage to the sound of thunderous applause. He proudly brought No. 44 out of retirement by holding up a custom football jersey that sported his name and the number once held by Ernie Davis and Jim Brown.

“I think the commentator was a little awkward. I think he talked a little too much about himself,” said Alyssa Ierardo, a freshman biology and chemistry major. “I think some of Andy’s funniest moments up there were when he was trying to break the awkwardness.”

Taking his seat next to Haines, Samberg wasted no time stirring laughter. Facing the crowd, Samberg greeted the audience by lowering his voice and extending his syllables to say “Hiiiii.”

From there, Haines tried his own hand at comedy, telling Samberg he mistook the comedian for a porn star named “Candy Samberg.” Samberg chuckled at the questions Haines had prepared for “Candy” until Haines asked, “Have you ever had sex?”

Samberg paused. The audience fell silent. Finally, Samberg forced out his answer.

“Yes …” Samberg said, “… You actually had this question for a porn star?”

The duo then took a detour from the awkward exchange as they explored more serious questions. Samberg revealed that he was unprepared for his audition to join the cast of SNL, which he performed in front of actress and SNL veteran Tina Fey and SNL creator Lorne Michaels.

“So that was super mellow,” Samberg said sarcastically.

They then compared their best impressions, which ranged from Haines’ impersonation of “The Sugar Water Guy” from the movie “Men in Black” to Samberg’s rendition of Adam Duritz from the band Counting Crows having sex … with Andy Samberg. Haines confessed that his girlfriend and Samberg shared the same first name, and that he said Andy’s name during sex.

Samberg winced a bit more.

In an attempt to recover, Haines reassured Samberg that his girlfriend’s name was different because it was spelled “Andie” instead of “Andy.”

“He made awkward comments about his girlfriend and how he loved Samberg,” Ierardo said. “I mean, Andy Samberg is kinda dirty, but he made it over the top.”

When Samberg and Haines weren’t exchanging random pauses or questioning one another’s jokes, Samberg showed the audience exclusive clips from SNL that had never been aired. One clip was an extended version of the SNL digital short “Boombox,” which included a scene that was cut from the television version.

As the conversation reached its end, the questions were opened up to the rest of the audience and Davis no longer remained the only one to share an awkward moment with Samberg. While some questions were serious, Samberg was forced to sign a poster with a malfunctioning pen and choose which member from his band, “the Lonely Island,” he would rather kill.

“He was very real with everyone,” said Heather Newkirk, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. “Some of the questions asked weren’t very relevant, but he still took them in stride.”

Although Haines had to endure negativity from the crowd as he tried to keep up with Samberg’s behavior, he gave the show the unique flavor.

“I made Andy look good,” Haines said, “I tried to find any questions I could.”

Even though audience members could finally stop clenching their teeth as Haines left the stage, Samberg would not have been able to shine without him.

“Davis kept his cool the whole time, it was really good,” Newkirk said. “Since they kind of matched each other, Andy Samberg seemed to have a really good time hanging out with him.”



Thanks for the scoop, Tiffany and Anony!

Well Davis, you seemed to have creeped Andy out with your "jokes," which were more like creepy things to say than "jokes." Davis, I wish you and some of the other people asking questions showed Andy a little more respect than trying to be funny yourselves. You want to be funny? Put together a comedy act and knock on clubs doors. Do it the hard way, the way that Andy did it.

Really, Davis Haines? You made Andy look good? I think he tried hard to make himself look good despite your creepy attempts at humor (including turning your creepy porn star question into a real joke). How did you make Andy look good? By trying to find any questions you could? Well, how about you pretend you're a fan and know his work instead? Then you wouldn't have to find whatever questions you could. You'd have a huge list of respectful questions because you actually know his work and actually care about learning more about him instead of caring about yourself and your unsuccessful attempts at making yourself look good.

Really, Heather Newkirk? Did Davis match Andy Samberg? Because it sounds like Davis weirded Andy out a few times and that Andy graciously plugged ahead despite Davis. What are you, a friend of Davis? Because Flash, Evan, and Alyssa only spoke about how Davis was floundering a relatively simple task.



Thursday, March 25, 2010

Email Andy Samberg's Carl Lorthner character

If you go the City of Pawnee's fake site:

On the staff page, you'll see that they added Andy's character to the top:

And then this is what it says about him:

Parks Security
by April Ludgate

Carl Lorthner is in charge of parks security. He works mostly outdoors which is good because he's seriously the loudest human being ever. It's like he wasn’t allowed to have a telephone as a kid, so he compensated with his voice.
His voice can cause minor landslides. His voice is considered a god in certain parts of South America. His voice doubles as a blowdryer. But be warned: it can erase your brain.

You can reach him at and just wait for his thunderous spoken reply.

And if you email Carl, then you get an automated email response. Make sure you check your Spam folder for it. Click here to read it (I don't want to spoil the fun by pasting the reply in this post; I want you to try it first, if you can):


"Saturday Night Live - 2000s" Documentary airs on April 15th

New Star-Studded "Saturday Night Live" Documentary Debuts April 15

NBC Presents a Brand New Behind-The-Scenes "SNL" Special: "Saturday Night Live In The 2000s: Time And Again" On Thursday, April 15 (9:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT)

All-Star Line-Up Including Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tracy Morgan and Justin Timberlake Telling Tales From SNL's Recent Past

NEW YORK - March 24, 2010 - Continuing to tell the story of "Saturday Night Live," NBC presents a new installment of the compelling behind-the-scenes documentary series chronicling the highs and lows of the iconic comedy show. "Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time And Again" airs on Thursday, April 15 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Following up on his Emmy-nominated and critically acclaimed documentaries "Live From New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live," "Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost and Found," and "Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation" writer, director, producer Kenneth Bowser (Emmy nominee for "John Ford/John Wayne; The Filmmaker & The Legend," "Easy Riders & Raging Bulls") has created a film that looks at the stratospheric reach of the show in the 2000s.

The decade saw "SNL" going from being named "a national institution" by the prestigious Peabody Awards to achieving record-shattering ratings, grabbing countless headlines and primetime exposure during the political elections.

Among the new and candid interviews are creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels, and many of the stars of the show including: Fred Armisen, Rachel Dratch, Abby Elliott, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Darrell Hammond, Chris Kattan, Seth Meyers, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Parnell, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Horatio Sanz, Molly Shannon, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, and Kristen Wiig. In addition, some of the most memorable hosts in SNL history - Alec Baldwin, Christopher Walken, Senator John McCain, and Justin Timberlake also offer insights.

"This special features the funniest clips and most dramatic moments of the decade on SNL, along with new interviews with the biggest stars of comedy," said Rick Ludwin, Executive Vice President of Late Night and Prime Time Series, "Don't miss it!"

Transcending the traditional retrospective clip show, this film is jam-packed with unforgettable moments from the decade. Between political debates, elections, and the tragedy of September 11th, SNL gave its viewers laughs during their darkest times. Along with the popularity of digital shorts like "Lazy Sunday" and "D**k In A Box," the women of SNL, "Weekend Update" history, and special appearances from political candidates, the film will explore these events with a behind-the-scenes look at how the decade affected the show and its cast. These are the stories fans haven't heard - all presented in the same funny, fast-paced, nostalgic format that earned "The First 5 Years" an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special. The stories from the 2000s are framed and propelled by the best musical acts of the decade, including: Alicia Keys, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Avril Lavigne, Black Eyed Peas, Carrie Underwood, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Gwen Stefani, Linkin Park, Ludacris, My Morning Jacket, Paul Simon, The Killers, and Wilco.


Thanks for the scoop, Anony!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Andy Samberg visits the White House

Andy as Rahm Emanuel:

Associated Press White House correspondent Phil Elliott tweeted the following this morning: “ZOMG! Andy Samberg and I walked through Northwest Gate of the White House together just now.”

Samberg is a performer on the long-running comedy show Saturday Night Live. We can’t think of any reason why he would come to the White House just hours after Democrats passed the health-care bill, unless, of course, Rahm Emanuel is finally relaxed enough to see Samberg’s impression of him up close (other theory: Situation Room photo op!)

Read more:


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

MacGruber interview - Jorma, Kristen, and Will

Not totally Andy, but it is TLI related.

Will Forte, Kristin Wiig, and Ryan Phillippe from MacGruber interviewed by Drew McWeeny from HitFix.

Thanks for the scoop, Anony!

Apparently Akiva was the Executive Producer on MacGruber. So Andy was the only TLI member not involved. Poor Andy. =^(

Here's a bonus vid...

The cast of MacGruber takes the stage for the "How to defuse a bomb and other life lessons" panel at South by Southwest 2010 in Austin, Texas. Executive Producer, Seth Meyers, shares a story from the production of MacGruber.

Surprised Kitty - MacGruber Cast's Recreation of Surprised Kitten:


Sunday, March 21, 2010

James Franco's SNL Documentary

As a NYU film student, James Franco has been making student films, and one of them was a documentary on SNL.

First, Does James Franco's SNL Documentary Praise the Show or Bury It?

One review doesn't paint it well for SNL...

Writing the show in insomniac delirium, comedians-turned-writers like John Mulaney and performer/scribes like Will Forte riff on dated cultural references (skits inspired by Liza Minnelli, Judy Blume, and the Empire Carpet commercial are batted around) that are so lifeless that they could have only been collected prior to induction into this world. These people are making comedy that’s supposed to sum up our culture—a culture that has become obsessed with “sharing”—and they do it by locking themselves in an office building for a week, where they test out their material by cracking up their co-workers. Each writing session seems to devolve into uncontrollable giggles; the people who make SNL seem far more pleased with their own product than any viewer has been in a long while.


The show Franco captures was hosted by John Malkovich shortly before Christmas 2008. The documentary does a fantastic job at illustrating the stress, work and long hours devoted to making something that's gone in 90 minutes. It's a riveting and often hilarious film, shedding a light on the creative process at "SNL" like nothing else.

The documentary is structured as simply as possible with title cards demarcating the different daily tasks for the cast and crew: Monday is pitch day, when everyone gathers with that week's host in Michaels' office to suggest sketches. The suggestions are alternately funny and lacking, and you get a sense right away of the dynamic at play when it comes to getting an idea out there.

Much of the action of a given scene in the film is intercut with a cast member talking about their process or history with the show with stunning honesty, as when Will Forte says that the pitch meetings are "half bulls---" and that he has no idea what he'll suggest that week. (The sketch he winds up pitching makes it into the script but is cut after the dress rehearsal.)

Franco's smart to let the natural action of the creative process dictate the drama and humor. Though he's in several scenes as an interviewer, he's mostly content to let the cameras roll as writers bat around ideas, find good ones and get stuck on bad ones. Tuesday is writing day, with staffers working through the night to get their scripts in for the Wednesday table read. Their 50 submitted sketches are trimmed to nine.

Thursday and Friday are filled with rehearsals, construction and the filming of interstitials for certain sketches. Then it's dress rehearsal on Saturday night and a live show at 11:30 ET, and we're off to the races.

It's impossible to get a sense of the scope of the show's 35-year history in a 90-minute doc, but Franco covers some good ground by chatting with members about their comedy training and with a producer about how people invariably think the cast from their childhood years was the best. "SNL" is constantly in a state of reinvention. For instance, Casey Wilson, who has a prominent role in part of the doc, was axed more than a year ago. Yet "Saturday Night" is wonderful for the way it shows just how much of the work stays the same.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Andy Samberg attended Joanna's concert on 3-18-2010

It took a while for the wonderful singer and harpist Joanna Newsom to start her sold-out show at Town Hall last night. Lou Reed slumped in an aisle seat, looking unamused. He puckered his lips absentmindedly and stared straight ahead. He sat one row behind Ms. Newsom’s companion, Andy Samberg, and his friends from Saturday Night Live, who seemed much happier. Antony Hegarty, Mr. Reed’s sometimes collaborator, said a quiet and rickety hello to a fan near the door.

Read the rest here:

Thanks to Anony for the scoop!


Tina Fey hosting SNL on April 10

NBC's Saturday Night Live, in its attempt to bring big ratings to a Saturday night, has been booking a few big-name hosts and guest, including former Golden Girl Betty White.

They also brought in a secret pop star weapon: Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop singer who was discovered on YouTube and recently became a pop culture phenomenon.

He's on the April 10th episode with Tina Fey hosting, for the one-two punch up for the ratings. Fey is expected to bring back her infamous Sarah Palin impression.

More here:


Friday, March 19, 2010

Andy Samberg's Parks and Recreation Episode (Park Safety)

Leslie leaps into action when Jerry is mugged in a park. Leslie meets with Carl, the park safety ranger, in hopes of improving park safety.
Guest Star: Andy Samberg

Hilarious beginning! Poor Jerry.

It's so exciting that Andy's headlining episodes as the guest that the episode is based around. First it was the Sarah Silverman Program and now it's Parks and Recreation. I hope that Andy's agent is able to use these guest appearances to get him some roles in some movies.

So Andy's character is a little annoying. =^)

What did you think of this episode?


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Andy Samberg video interviews about Parks and Recreation

First, here's the interview with Andy Samberg!

SNL's Andy Samberg guest stars as Carl in Park Safety.

And now here's a bonus interview with Amy Poehler where she discusses Andy.

Amy shares her thoughts on working with good friend and fellow SNLer Andy Samberg.

Thanks to Emily for the scoop!

Andy is on Parks and Recreation tonight! Check it out!


Andy on Parks and Recreation tonight!

Check out Parks and Recreation tonight to see Andy as a park ranger! He got to film with his buds, Amy, Aziz, and Aubrey!

Check out some previews of the show with Andy in them here:

Thanks to Anony for the scoop!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Betty White - to host SNL solo on May 8

Thanks to Tiffany for the scoop...

Legendary Emmy Winner Betty White Hosts 'Saturday Night Live' On May 8.

NEW YORK, NY - March 11, 2010 - Legendary and multiple Emmy Award winner Betty White will take her long-anticipated turn at hosting NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on May 8. White will make her first appearance in Studio 8H.

The six-time Emmy winner and cultural icon will host "SNL" for the first time in her illustrious seven-decade-long career. White is best known for her performance as Rose Nylund on NBC's "The Golden Girls," the beloved comedy series that aired from 1985 to 1992. Previously, she co-starred as Sue Ann Nivens in the classic comedy series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

In January, White was the proud recipient of the 2010 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. White appeared in the 2009 romantic-comedy feature film "The Proposal," alongside Ryan Reynolds and Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, and can be seen again this fall in the film "You Again," starring Kristin Bell.

"I can't think of a better way to spend Mother's Day weekend than with Betty White " said Lorne Michaels, Creator and Executive Producer of SNL. "Saturday Night Live" is from SNL Studios in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels. Steve Higgins and Marci Klein are producers. Ken Aymong is supervising producer. Seth Meyers is head writer. Don Roy King directs.


Betty White will be hosting Saturday Night Live on May 8. Former cast members Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, and Rachel Dratch will also appear in the Mother’s Day episode.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Andy Samberg on The Sarah Silverman Program (videos)

Thanks to Anony for mentioning this. So Andy was on the SSP this last week. He played Sarah's imaginary friend, Troy Bulletin-Board.

What do you think of this episode?

The Return of Troy Bulletin-Board

Sarah feels lonely after Laura elopes, but Troy Bulletin-Board comes to the rescue to take her on a magical adventure.

The Sarah Silverman ProgramThursday, 10:30pm / 9:30c
The Return of Troy Bulletin-Board
Joke of the DayStand-Up ComedyFree Online Games

"Look at that thing!" Oh, my. Hahahaha.


What appears to be the start of a threesome for Sarah, Troy and Andre may really be a onesome.

The Sarah Silverman ProgramThursday, 10:30pm / 9:30c
Joke of the DayStand-Up ComedyFree Online Games

Andy makes out with Sarah!!!

The music here is creepy. =^)

Party Girl

Sarah and her imaginary friend Troy host a party with imaginary guests who bring imaginary booze and cocaine.

The Sarah Silverman ProgramThursday, 10:30pm / 9:30c
Party Girl
Joke of the DayStand-Up ComedyFree Online Games

Chester Tam (Chez from The Lonely Island) makes a guest appearance (his second on the show)!

Imaginary People

Brian passes out after Steve ridicules him on TV, and Sarah calls the cops, who call Jay, to kick out her imaginary guests.

The Sarah Silverman ProgramThursday, 10:30pm / 9:30c
Imaginary People
Joke of the DayStand-Up ComedyFree Online Games

Andy is so horny. And only Sarah's dad can get rid of him.

Dad to the Rescue

Brian goes on a music TV show to apologize to Steve for kicking him out of the band, and Sarah’s dad visits to kill Troy.

The Sarah Silverman ProgramThursday, 10:30pm / 9:30c
Dad to the Rescue
Joke of the DayStand-Up ComedyFree Online Games

Hahaha. So my question is whether the father actually saw Troy while he was beating him, or whether pretending was enough to get Sarah to see it.

What do you think of this episode?


Monday, March 15, 2010

Andy Samberg - as Nicholas Cage in Hamlet

Sketch: Hamlet Audition

The competition is fierce.

Jude Law
Bill Hader ... Al Pacino
Bobby Moynihan ... Nathan Lane
Michael Patrick O'Brien ... actor
Nasim Pedrad ... secretary
Andy Samberg ... Nicolas Cage
Jason Sudeikis ... Sam Elliott

Jude just did a run as Hamlet, and so Hamlet gets a monologue and this audition skit. Funny stuff.

This is Andy's third Nicholas Cage impression.

I love Andy's Nicholas Cage and Bobby's Nathan Lane! Plus Al Pacino and Sam Elliott? This is too perfect!

Did you like it?


Andy Samberg in Broadview Security (SNL commercial)

Commercial: Broadview Security

You can't trust anyone.

Fred Armisen ... rabbi
Abby Elliott ... K.D. Lang
Will Forte ... operator
Bill Hader ... spokesperson
Nasim Pedrad ... girl
Andy Samberg ... A.J.

This is hilarious! I was hoping they'd draw out Andy's bit more instead of just focusing on the door gag. It's like they thought of one gag and were like, "That's good. Let's just keep doing that gag!"

What do you think?


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Andy Samberg in Massa Exit Interview

Cold Opening: Massa Exit Interview

The former Congressman comments on tickling and life in the military.

Will Forte ... staffer
Bill Hader ... staffer
Bill Hader ... announcer (voice)
Bobby Moynihan ... Eric Massa
Andy Samberg ... staffer
Jason Sudeikis ... staffer
Kristen Wiig ... employer

Andy finally gets to be in a Cold Opening!

What did you think?

Andy Samberg - Boom Box (new digital short)

Boombox (ft. Julian Casablancas)

Finally. Over a year later. This was worth the wait!

The video for Boombox is here! From The Lonely Island's debut album "INCREDIBAD", in stores now!

Directed By Kiv

That's Akiva getting picked up by (and dancing with) the cops.

I love the fingerless gloves shot and some hilarious dancing here! Fred Armisen does the Bart Man! Bobby Moynihan steals from the old people!! (At least he doesn't make them run a sweat shop like Ben Stiller did in Happy Gilmore.)

I like how Julian breaks the vase on "not a toy!"

This was a good choice. =^)

What's your favorite part?


Andy Samberg - pic of tonight's digital short

Joni tweeted...

Tonight's Digital Short will unzip your pants and warm your heart, don't miss it!

if you hate awesome stuff PLEASE don't watch SNL tonight!

Sneak peek if you haven't seen it yet! Boom Box!

Thanks to Anony for the scoop!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

SNL Promo - Jude Law, Fred, and Pearl Jam

Check out this new promo...

Jude Law hosts an all new SNL with musical guest Pearl Jam.

I love Jude Law! I hope we get to see more Andy this week!


Betty White Confirms She's Coming to Saturday Night Live

After much speculation (and an entire Facebook campaign) about whether the comedy vet would appear on the show, White has confirmed that she will indeed be popping up in a future episode. White did not give details as to when she'll be on the program...

te is 88 years old, but if her Snickers Super Bowl ad was any indication, she still has lots of laughs in her. Plus, she's having a great year — remember, she also earned the recent SAG award for lifetime achievement.

Perhaps the SNL gang could do a Golden Girls spoof? Bring on Fred Armisen as Blanche!



Friday, March 12, 2010

Andy Samberg on Parks and Recreation (photos)

Check out a first look at Andy Samberg who will guest star on an upcoming episode of PARKS AND RECREATION titled "Park Safety" Season 2 Episode 19 which airs Thursday March 18 on NBC (8:30-9 PM ET).

Episode Synopsis: PARKS AND RECREATION "Park Safety" Season 2 Episode 19 - After Jerry (Jim O’Heir) gets mugged by a bunch of kids, Leslie (Amy Poehler) meets with the head park ranger (guest star Andy Samberg) in hopes of improving park safety. Meanwhile, everyone tries to be nicer to Jerry once he returns to the office. Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt also star

Read more: Andy Samberg on PARKS AND RECREATION Season 2 (PHOTOS) | Daemon's TV


MacGruber is rated R

... you should know that MacGruber has just received its official rating of "R" from the MPAA for “strong, crude and sexual content, violence, language and some nudity.” We were shooting for "NC-17" but I guess the MPAA is a lot more liberal these days than they get credit for. So if you were expecting some "PG-13" fluff like "Taken" or "Bourne Ultimatum", you've got another thing coming... on MAY 21st!!!



Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jude Law and Bill Hader - SNL Promo

Bill mostly makes fun of Jude's accent.

Pretty funny. I'm hoping for more Andy this week. What do you want to see this week?


Jorma dances to Vampire Weekend

Thanks Anony!

Also shows Bill Hader (he's in most of them) and Zach Galiafanakis.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Andy Samberg on the Jimmy Fallon show

Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg perform "Lazy Sunday" live with The Roots.

Chris does a good job pretending that he didn't know Andy was there.

This was the best live performance Andy was done. His voice was right on (and so was Chris' voice), and the way they had people come in with props was classic! Amazing!

And now... Jimmy and Chris Parnell talk about some of their favorite Saturday Night Live sketches.

Hahahaha. I think Chris just came on so that Jimmy could laugh about their SNL days together. Still good though.

Um... and here Jimmy Fallon makes Abigail Breslin join Twitter...

Follow her here:


Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Zach Galifianakis fakes out the audience with his disappearing beard

Okay. So here you see that Zach pulled a practical joke this week, when he shaved his beard off for the last skit, and then he had a fake beard put on for the ending.

That's very Andy Kaufman of you, Zach. Like Kaufman, Zach likes to have inside jokes where he's actually amusing himself at the audiences expense... not necessarily trying to amuse the audience.


Monday, March 08, 2010

Andy Samberg does Lazy Sunday on Jimmy Fallon tonight!

Check out this twitter from Sarah...

It's fun shooting so close to SNL. Andy Samberg surprised us ... on Twitpic

It's fun shooting so close to SNL. Andy Samberg surprised us and performed "Lazy Sunday" with Chris Parnell.

And this twitter from Joni:

Andy (and the Dudes) stopped by Jimmy Fallon for a special performance with guest, Chris Parnell TONITE!

So Jorma and Akiva are sitting behind them, watching. And apparently they are spilling popcorn all over the ground. Hmmm... Interesting...

Thanks to Ashley for this scoop!


Was Andy Samberg at Joanna Newsom's Jimmy Fallon performance?

Seeing how Andy Samberg is dating Joanna, good friends with Jimmy, and located in New York, then yeah, he was probably there.

janey897 sent in a link to this great video.

Janey said, "i really want to believe it was andy screaming "yeah!" at 5:46:)"

Maggie also thinks it might be Andy shaking Jimmy's hand at the end.

Check it out!

Thanks Janey!


Q & A: Why isn't Andy Samberg in lots of skits?

Ask Andy Samberg blog...

Question: Why isn't Andy Samberg in lots of skits?

Answer: It actually makes sense why he isn't in lots of skits. Andy doesn't write skits for himself, he doesn't work with the other writers to make skits for him, and he doesn't even ask to be used in skits. He used to try to be involved a lot more, for the first few years. Now he just relies on the digital shorts.

He isn't really motivated to be in more than one skit a week, since he's paid per episode, not per skit (and being in more skits just knocks other people out). So he was paid the same for being in the one skit this week, Bidet, as he's paid for episodes where he's in 6 or 7 skits.

So he just appears in skits when it makes sense. He's certainly not trying to "skate by" or "be a slacker." But if the hosts and writers aren't requesting him, then pushing himself in just pushes other people out. I think Jorma realized this as well, which is why Jorma eventually gave up trying to be on camera a lot.

Andy Samberg as the Swedish Chef:

Also, because Andy never really pushed through very many characters or impressions (other than the Swedish Chef, which got 3 sequels), Blizzard Man (which got 2 sequels and one non-SNL appearance), and Cathy (which got 2 sequels), he isn't in the writers' minds (because they don't see the range of characters that he can do, at least not in comparison to the other players).

Andy Samberg as Diablo Cody:

So it also seems that he is occasionally tapped by the writers to do impressions that make sense (I'm not sure how many of these Andy thought of himself, but a lot of these were likely given to him by the writers): Rahm Emanuel, Zac Efron, Sanjaya, Nicholas Cage, Kevin Federline, Dustin Diamond, Jack Johnson, Diablo Cody, Billy Bob Thornton, etc. It's also likely that some of these came because writers wrote parts for these impressions, and then Andy was like, "I might be able to do that. I'm going to go practice my impression." And then he comes back and "auditions" for the role.

Andy Samberg as Dustin Diamond:

Sometimes there are hosts who are very comfortable with Andy, and he ends up in lots of skits that week.

Follow up question: If Andy isn't motivated, why doesn't he just leave SNL?

Well, it isn't that he isn't motivated to be on SNL. It's more that he isn't motivated to kick the other players to the curb and take over SNL. It's just a perspective shift. Why work hard to be the star and push other people out of the limelight who maybe are better at characters and impressions?

Flags of the World:

Andy certainly embraces characters and impressions whenever he thinks of them or the writers think of them. And lately he's been owning more SNL Digital Shorts (doing both the acting and the music more than he used to). For example, he recorded his own voice for The Tizzle Wizzle Show and Flags of the World.

Also, this year he's been concentrating on doing more original characters in the digital shorts, such as On the Ground, Shy Ronnie, and Bootie Call.

So he's certainly motivated to continue "what works" for him on SNL.

Also, it seems that Andy's contract will be up next year, his sixth season. So that year may be his last. (You can always tell how many seasons Andy Samberg has been on by how many Laser Cats there are.) So if the question is, "Why doesn't Andy just leave?"... then that's also a contributing factor. He wants to honor his contract.

Also, what is he going to do once he leaves? I don't think he currently has an answer to that question. We have ideas for him, but Jorma and Akiva are directing movies (so a TLI show might not fly), and he hasn't been able to break into the movie business (yet). Compare that to Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, who are sought-after supporting actors.


Sunday, March 07, 2010

Andy Samberg in Bidet (SNL skit)

The hotel room comes equipped.

Sketch: Bidet

Zach Galifianakis ... guest
Andy Samberg ... Herlin
Kristen Wiig ... guest

Andy plays the hotel employee. Good stuff.

I think this would have been funnier if they dug into the details of all the hotel accomodations and not just concentrated on the bidet.

What do you think?


Andy wasn't in the digital short this week

He was only in one skit this week, called Bidet.

The digital short focuses more on Zach:

Zach Galifianakis gets some serious screen time.

Still a funny short though. Simple and funny. A lot of people banded together to make it happen...

Film Zach Drops By The Set :

Zach Galifianakis
Anthony Anderson
Brian Williams
Jack McBrayer
Jane Krakowski
Jeremy Sisto
Mehmet Oz

And I think I saw Kristen Wiig in the audience at the end.

Plus the dudes most likely did the shooting and chopping (editing).

From Joni... it was guest-directed by Dudes' friend, Jonathan Krisel (Tim & Eric) w/Zack Galifianakis.


Saturday, March 06, 2010

New Zach Galifianakis SNL promo with Jason Sudeikis

I don't know. I'm not overly impressed by Zach's jokes in these promos. So I'm expecting Zach to be sort of a "normal" host and not live up to the amazingness that is The Hangover and Between Two Ferns. We'll see though.

What do you think?

Friday, March 05, 2010

Joanna Newsom mentions Andy Samberg

Thanks to Emily for this find...

I know you don't like to talk about your relationship with Andy Samberg, but I have to ask. Do you ever contribute ideas for his Saturday Night Live raps?

Joanna: [Laughs.] No, I don't. But I am a big fan of them.

Read the full interview and about what Joanna did for two months when she couldn't speak:,8599,1968457-2,00.html#ixzz0h9QKBrXI


Thursday, March 04, 2010

Cotton candy?

Who’s interested in cotton candy?


Andy Samberg - at Jorma Taccone's Wedding

So... Natalia Medina found these sweet pics from Jorma's wedding.

I assume these are okay to show, since Andy's posing, but we might take these down in the future if we find out that Andy or Jorma thinks they're personal and doesn't want the fans to see them.

Until then...

{SNIP - Removed from the Internetz. Must have been too personal.}


Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Zach Galifianakis SNL Promo

Zach has a little Amy Adams in his throat.

Zach Galifianakis is hosting this week!

The Amy Adams bit at the end is her actual audio from the promo for the 03.08.2008 episode of SNL, in which Vampire Weekend was also the musical guest.


Josh Groban liked Andy Samberg's impression of him

Josh Groban tweeted:

Also, twas a very funny spoof by Samberg on Sat...he even used my signature army issue flood blanket.


Thanks to Lydia for the scoop!


Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Andy Samberg on the Sarah Silverman Program - more info

Thanks to Tisha for the scoop!

The Andy episode will air on Comedy Central on March 11.

According to Wikipedia, it says the episode will premiere on March 11 and the name of the Episode is called Smellin' of Troy.

Here's a little description from Wiki:

Sarah reconnects with her childhood imaginary friend, Troy, who lures her into a life of sex and drugs. After Brian refuses to let Steve play in his band, Steve creates a song that mocks Brian, and gains immense popularity on the internet.



Monday, March 01, 2010

Andy Samberg is Ken Franzen in Telemundo Winter Olympics

Telemundo Winter Olympics

Show: Vancouver 2010

A chilly take on the Winter Games.

Jennifer Lopez ... Maria Apaniz
Fred Armisen ... Jorge Cortez
Bill Hader ... Hector Lima
Steve Higgins ... announcer (voice)
Bobby Moynihan ... Jefferson
Andy Samberg ... Ken Franzen
Jenny Slate ... Rosa Martinez

I don't think Ken Franzen is a real person; just a character.

Andy does a pretty good Canadian accent. What do you think?


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