Saturday, January 14, 2012

Andy Samberg to appear on Portlandia Season 2 (photo)

As SamJae said, "pink v-neck?? he must be playing another gay guy lol!"

Yeah, Andy does that a lot, doesn't he? =^)

Andy Samberg is among the guest stars appearing in season 2 of "Portlandia," coming to IFC in January, 2012.

Johnny Marr strums his way to "Portlandia": Speaking of guest stars, the reported famous faces expected to turn up in season 2 of "Portlandia" include Kristen Wiig, Amber Tamblyn, Jack McBrayer, Tim Robbins, Andy Samberg and Penny Marshall, in addition to Kyle MacLachlan, reprising his role as a fictional Portland mayor. Now comes word that Johnny Marr, beloved by Smiths fans for his guitar wizardry, will also appear.

Here's a video overview preview of season 2:


I actually hadn't realized it that Portlandia was a sketch show! Fred found a nice nitch with this offbeat show!

You know, I think Fred is the only SNL cast member who's appeared on SNL and a sitcom at the same time!

Thanks to SamJae for the scoop!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Andy Samberg is Stephen - Lord Wyndemere (SNL)

Sketch - Lord Wyndemere

Charles Barkley ... guest
Paul Brittain ... Cecil
Bill Hader ... Turlington
Bobby Moynihan ... guest
Andy Samberg ... Stephen
Jason Sudeikis ... Greg

When the guys get together to watch the big game, Cecil shows up and has half of the party bewildered.

Hahahaha! Andy supports Paul Brittain's hilarioius Lord Wyndemere!

This is their second round of this skit.


Daniel Radcliffe & Jason Sudeikis (SNL Promo)

Daniel hosts an all-new SNL 1/17 with musical guest Lana Del Ray.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Andy Samberg is Rick Santorum (SNL Cold Open)

So this is probably only the second time that Andy has starred in a Cold Opening like this! (The first was when he played Britney Spears' short-term husband... can't even remember his name.)

Cold Opening - A Message From Rick Santorum

Andy Samberg ... Rick Santorum
Kristen Wiig ... announcer (voice)

Days after nearly winning the Iowa caucus, Rick Santorum talks about taking the rest of his campaign directly to the people in every corner of the country.

Okay. The food he ate (with the prank) was hilarious!

Starting a war with Iran! Nice!

Mormon death squads! Ha!

Grandchildren looking him up on Google! Nice goal!

Wow, I haven't seen a monologue like this in quite awhile. Andy nailed it!

How do you think he did? Was it funny enough?


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Andy Samberg is Convoluted Jerry (SNL Digital Short)

Enjoy songs with meanings impossible to figure out and completely contradicting? Pick up the new album from Convoluted Jerry!

So this is Andy and host, Charles Barkley.

Nothing hilarious and not really a musical digital short. I think this one is a miss.

Did you like it?


Saturday, January 07, 2012

Ask AS Blog - Are Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom still together?

Are Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom still together?

Yes, likely. But we don't have current proof. And that's the way we (and they) like it. Let me explain...

Our last Joanna siting was on Oct 23rd.

Here is the Joanna tag that you can follow:

So we post any new blogs about Joanna to that tag. So you can subscribe to it (via email or RSS) to get notifications when Joanna is next sited with Andy Samberg.

Here is the last siting (Mark Twain award) on October 23rd, 2011:

So the answer is that Andy and Joanna are likely still together. They live a fairly discreet life without being in the public (and we don't press them). Every few months (and sometimes only a few times a year) they appear in public together. The last time was in October. Let's assume they're still together for awhile. They're like rare Pokemon. You have to catch them when they're out in the wild (AKA publically attending parties or events together).



Friday, January 06, 2012

TLI ditches the Doritos Superbowl commercial

This is what happens when they aren't contractually obligated to enter the contest. There's a decent chance they would have lost the contest and then the money wouldn't go to charity and it would have just been free publicity for Dorritos. Whatever the reason or justification, TLI didn't enter the contest like they said.

The scoop comes from SamJae, who said...

"So, I guess TLI didn't want to do a commercial, either out of generosity towards an extra finalist, or out of laziness. Still, I'm kinda bummed either way."

And here's the article...

Doritos' Crash the Super Bowl: The Five Finalists

Here are the five consumer-created ads that will battle it out.

"Crash the Super Bowl," Doritos' annual contest which pits consumer-created spots for the brand against each other for the chance to have one air during the big game, is back.

This year, 6,100 entries were submitted, and today, Doritos revealed the five finalist videos that will compete for consumer votes. This is the sixth year that Doritos has run the contest, with winning videos generally providing much of the buzz for the Internet for the weeks following the game.

"Crash the Super Bowl," Doritos' annual contest which pits consumer-created spots for the brand against each other for the chance to have one air during the big game, is back.

This year, 6,100 entries were submitted, and today, Doritos revealed the five finalist videos that will compete for consumer votes. This is the sixth year that Doritos has run the contest, with winning videos generally providing much of the buzz for the Internet for the weeks following the game.

This year, just like last, a $1 million cash prize is on the line if a consumer-created video scores the number one spot on the USA Today Ad Meter. The stakes are a little big higher this time around--the maker of the ad that actually makes it to the Super Bowl will get a guaranteed job working on a Doritos brand project with The Lonely Island, the Andy Samberg-helmed comedy group.

An earlier arrangement tapped The Lonely Island to create its own spot, but they will no longer be making one, with that airtime going to another finalist. Two, not one, aspiring filmmakers will see their spots air on advertising's biggest night, with the second spot selected by an internal team at Doritos. Just like previous years, Goodby Silverstein & Partners will handle the Web site and other promotional content for Crash The Super Bowl, including a forthcoming television spot to promote the program. Omnicom's OMD will handle media buying.

You can watch the five finalists here:


Thursday, January 05, 2012

Charles Barkley SNL promo with Bill Hader

Charles Barkley hosts an all-new SNL 1/7 with musical guest Kelly Clarkson.

Bill Hader assists in this Barkley promo.

The Facebook promo video is similar, but with Kenan doing an intro, telling you to stop poking him:


Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Andy Samberg gets his Hanukkah song! (Jimmy Fallon SNL Monologue)

NBC had a change of heart/copyrights and posted the Jimmy Fallon SNL Monologue.

Quite a cheer when he came out!

Host Jimmy Fallon grabbed his guitar and made merry in the halls of SNL, offering songs to old friends along the way.

Holy crack in the smack!

Alright, if I didn't do it earlier, I'm going to do it now. I'm predicting that this episode will get Jimmy Fallon a nomination for best guest actor on a comedy series. Last season, Justin Timberlake (won), Zach Galifianakis, and Tina Fey were nominated for that (I was disappointed that Jim Carrey wasn't, because he was so funny).

This year I'm predicting that Jimmy Fallon will be nominated. I'm also predicting that Melissa McCarthy will be nominated this year (for Guest Actress). Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Betty White, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Timberlake all also have a shot if they host.

Anyway, Andy was hilarious as he came out with Vanessa Bayer to have a Hanukkah verse with Jimmy!

Then watch carefully at 3:36 when Andy and Vanessa run by in the background behind Jimmy! They're getting ready for the end when all the cast comes out and dances!

The crowd went nuts! Jimmy really knows how to give the audience what they want.

Check out the dances of Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, and Taran Killam... those are hilarious! I'd also expect something killer from Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis but they weren't as into it.


Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Andy Samberg's Taco Town makes the Top 10 SNL Commercials!

First of all, how is Happy Fun Ball (Mike Meyers era) not on this list??? Or what about the Sandler and Farley beer commercial???

Anyway, Taco Town made #8...

Taco Town

It's hard to believe that a restaurant or state fair doesn't already sell something like the taco at Taco Town. To be more exact, it's Taco Town's pizza crepe taco pancake chili bag, but that's a ridiculous name for such a sophisticated meal. Its delicious overindulgence is the kind of thing everyone should try at least once. Though it's probably not wise to make a habit of ordering this taco, every once in a while, you've got to forget the diet and live a little. As it wraps together Italian, Mexican, French, and American cuisine, the taco is representative of the U.S. melting pot. Or the U.S. multi-layer taco, if you're looking for a more precise metaphor.

Here's the video:

Hahahahaha! This was their first season and a great way to start their SNL careers!

Read the rest of the Top 10 here:

Now that's Classic Andy Samberg!


Monday, January 02, 2012

Will Andy Samberg & TLI beat you in the Doritos Superbowl Commercial competish?

We previously covered this story, but we have a commentary to add (based on a comment-conversation with SamJae and X-tina). Here's the deal...

Doritos enlists The Lonely Island for Super Bowl

The snack chip brand is going to have its sixth annual "Crash the Super Bowl" contest, which allows viewers to submit their own Doritos commercials and fans to vote on their favorites to appear during the big game.

If the ads score well on the USA Today Ad Meter, which measures the popularity of Super Bowl commercials, contestants win cash prizes of up to $1 million.

This year, Doritos has added a twist: It has enlisted Andy Samberg, a comedian on the popular "Saturday Night Live" program, and The Lonely Island, a creative team that consists of Samberg and two childhood friends, to create an ad to compete in the contest.

If their ad wins, they'll donate the prize money to charity. If they don't, they'll work with the winners on a future yet-to-be-determined Doritos project...

This year, they're amping it up by teaming with the partnership The Lonely Island. The team, which also includes Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, wrote, directed and appeared in a series of popular digital shorts for "Saturday Night Live" with Justin Timberlake. The team also wrote and shot a music video for a song called "I'm on a Boat," which was nominated for a Grammy.

(Editor's Note: They also have won an Emmy (Junk in a Box) and have been nominated for an additional 6 (Mother Lover, Shy Ronnie, I Just Had Sex, Jack Sparrow, and Golden Rule).)

Samberg said The Lonely Island agreed to work on the campaign in part because the Super Bowl is "such a large stage," and he added "we just thought it was cool that young filmmakers get an opportunity to get that break."...

Participants [could] enter the contest [in 2011] by submitting a 30-second Doritos ad at between Oct. 3 and Nov. 21. Five finalists will be announced in January 2012, ahead of NBC's Feb. 5, 2012 Super Bowl XLVI broadcast.

Read the rest here:


So it says the five finalists will be announced in January, so probably in a few weeks we'll see TLI's commercial and the other four finalists (yes, I'm assuming they'll be in the top 5).

It sounds like they're not getting paid for this commercial, so don't expect a big-budget commercial (not like the Pepsi Superbowl commercial that Andy was in where Justin Timberlake went flying through NY City, passing Andy in his apartment).

Plus TLI's last two commercials weren't so effects-tastic. Their vodka commercial featured a hot woman and them posing in a fountain. Their York commercial involved a York patty with a cartoon face animated on it (not even a cool face like Annoying Orange and Thumb Wars... more like a Photoshop eyes and mouth that was animated).

So there's a good chance TLI won't win this contest. A million is quite a prize.

What do you think? Will TLI take the contest?

I tell you, if they give us a sweet music-video digital short in it, then the competition is all over!



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