Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sarah Silverman says Andy Samberg's stuff looks cheap

The panel at the June 19, 2010, All-Star Comedy Roundtable, which included Ben Stiller, Zach Galifianakis, Andy Samberg and Sarah Silverman, made moderator Brian Williams and each other laugh plenty of times during the discussion about comedy...

The moderator and four actors conducted the discussion sitting onstage in armchairs and on a long couch. One of the dominating topics was how quickly Samberg's digital shorts for "Saturday Night Live" had rocketed into cultural fame.

"I'm probably the least famous person here. Why did I have to go first?" Samberg joked after Williams asked him about his videos. "('Saturday Night Live' executives) knew we'd shot videos before, and they said, 'Hey, we're always looking for short films.'"

He said "SNL" executives asked for the shorts because it filled a need in the show.

"They need something to play while they switch sets," Samberg said. "So they're like, 'We need pre-taped stuff, and if it's funny, even better.'"

Silverman said she had always admired Samberg's videos.

"It shows comedy in its rawest form is funnier than something with a bunch of money thrown at it," she said.

"So I think Sarah was saying your stuff looks cheap?" Stiller added.

The actors often interrupted each other, either to contribute seriously to the discussion or to riff on the others. At one point when Samberg was speaking, Silverman said loudly, "I'm bored." ...

In addition, audience members were given the opportunity to ask the stars questions. Topics ranged from friendships among comedians, the experience of being on "Saturday Night Live," and whether the career of a comedian is what the four dreamed of when they were younger. Galifianakis, Samberg and Silverman all said that had always been their goal.

"I kind of always wanted to direct movies," Stiller said in reply to the question. "So I never thought I'd be acting this much. But I'm very happy."

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So what's the most interesting part here for me is that Lorne and the producers were interested in The Lonely Island's digital shorts in order to fill out time to switch sets and costumes. That's probably why they air commercials multiple times and how they select where to place the digital shorts (especially really short ones that come in threes, like the MacGruber digital shorts).


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