Andy Samberg has the honors of hosting this year’s Independent Spirit Awards on IFC. For those unfamiliar with the occasion, it is pretty much the Oscars except its not. We will let Andy explain that comment as he promoted the big event over at Jimmy Kimmel Live last night where he also talked about his brief return to SNL. Hit the jump for some footage of the former Saturday Night Live cast member mocking indie films among other things. Continue Reading
Andy Samberg used last night’s Adam Levine-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live to make his first trip back to the program since exiting last spring. The actor took part during the opening monologue (a quasi-parody of The Voice) as well as a brand new Lonely Island digital short. While we definitely do not expect to see him back anytime soon, it is comforting to know that he will be willing to do this sort of thing going forward. Some of the sketch series’ alums quit and drift away, but Andy Samberg certainly will not be one of those.
Check out the first trailer for Maggie Carey’s The To Do List–an R-rated comedy starring Parks & Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza. This is one of those films crafted in the aftermath of Bridesmaid’s success and it comes from a Funny or Die collaborator (Carey,) so we certainly expect some recognition at least in the vein of what Bachelorette is receiving at the moment.
In terms of plot, it centers on Plaza’s Brandy who is a recent high-school grad feeling pressured to gain more experience sexually which explains a whole lot about what you are about to see. This trailer is of the red-band variety so expect some things to mirror that. All-in-all, it is more promotion than anything else as Plaza actually walks viewers through the piece confirming that it is definitely not your typical Valentine’s Day movie despite assembling quite a roster. Continue Reading
Andy Samberg was kind enough to fly all the way to Chicago to take part in Conan’s week of shows there in order to promote his new film. The movie is called That’s My Boy, and it is the R-rated comedy return of Adam Sandler that fans have been wanting. While the jury is still out on whether people will show up to see the picture in theaters, it is at least garnering a lot more respect than Jack and Jill did less than a year ago.
Here are some clips from Samberg’s appearance on Tuesday’s show.
The first talk show appearance post-SNL for Andy Samberg took place last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The long-time Saturday Night Live cast member recently quit the show in the hopes of parlaying his latest theatrical effort into a much bigger film career than the actor has had in the past. Samberg is already set to appear in Grown Ups 2 and voice a character in Sony’s Hotel Transylvania, but last night’s talk show appearance had more to do with the soon-to-release That’s My Boy which has the actor co-starring alongside Adam Sandler. The film hits theaters in just over a week.
Topics of conversation included Andy’s recent departure from SNL and his new film.
On the heels of the 100th SNL Digital Short, Saturday Night Live invited back former cast member Chris Parnell to team up once more with Andy Samberg for a second edition of Lazy Sunday. How long ago was the original? Almost six and a half years ago. Here is the bit complete with references to The Vow and Sister Act: The Musical.
One of the better Get in the Cage segments occurred on last night’s Saturday Night Live when Liam Neeson took to the Weekend Update desk to promoted Battleship. There were plenty of movie references to go around as Andy Samberg’s Nicolas Cage had the interview. Continue Reading
It was a rare event on last night’s Saturday Night Live as the show featured not one, but two SNL Digital Shorts. The first of which featured an unexpected cameo from Spielberg in Laser Cats; however, this one does a pretty good job of following it up as it pokes fun at Gotye’s music video for Somebody That I Used To Know with the help of Andy Samberg and Taran Killam.