Friday, September 30, 2011

Melissa McCarthy punches Andy Samberg (SNL Facebook Promo)

Melissa McCarthy hosting Saturday Night Live makes Andy Samberg want to sing.

Click here to watch their full promo with all their other jokes:


Andy Samberg is NOT ATTRACTED to Kristen Wiig (Red Flag Perfume on SNL)

UPDATED: With video. Originally posted on 9/28/11.

She's exquisite. She's the most stunning woman in the room. She's lived in Vegas for 11 years. Red flag.

Summary: The enchanting fragrance that warns would-be suitors that the attractive woman in the bar might not be worth the pursuit.

Hahahaha. Good chemistry here. If you were Andy, would you go for her?


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Andy Samberg loves it when Melissa McCarthy poops in the sink (SNL Promo)

Oh what a title!

Melissa McCarthy hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Lady Antebellum.

Picknik Basket!!!

Hahaha. Andy and Melissa are hilarious together! I hope they do some great SNL skits together!

What do you think they'll do?

What's your favorite bit here?


Andy Samberg is Crispin Glover in Top Gun DVD (SNL)

Hahahaha! Andy Samberg is hilarious as Crispin Glover as George McFly as Maverick in Top Gun. Whoa!

He's on at 1:30...

Watch screen tests of some of your favorite actors as a bonus feature on the DVD celebrating the 25th anniversary of "Top Gun."

Summary: The 25th Anniversary DVD re-release features audition outtakes from unlikely 80's-era celebrities.

Recurring Characters: Tony Danza, Al Pacino, Harvey Fierstein, Paula Abdul, Alan Alda, Crispin Glover, Prince, Mindy Cohn.

Note: This was cut from the dress rehearsal of last season's finale.

So did they add the "Alec Baldwin as Al Pacino" one to this episode (since Justin Timberlake hosted the last season's finale)?

Anyway, the audience came alive during Andy's hilarious impression. Did you like it?

As a bonus, they created a Part 2, but it didn't make the show (so it's an online release only):

No Andy in that one though.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Andy Samberg talks to Jimmy Fallon about SNL, the Emmys, & Facebook

Current SNL funnyman Andy Samberg visited SNL alum Jimmy Fallon on Late Night last night – and of course they were hysterical together, talking about the new Saturday Night Live season and brushing up on Andy’s big Summer. Watch the interview below to see Andy discuss his Emmys performance with The Lonely Island and Michael Bolton, as well as his hilarious Mark Zuckerberg impersonation recently at F8. Plus, get up to speed on what Andy is deeming the latest trend: Neck Removal.

Jimmy and Andy talk about the new season of Saturday Night Live and Jimmy shows some pictures of what Andy was up to over the summer.

What are your favorite highlights of this interview?


Monday, September 26, 2011

Andy Samberg - All My Children wrap party (SNL)

Andy Samberg accidentally enters the wrong room in what I think is the funniest bit of the skit:

After 41 years, the cast and crew of "All My Children" shut down the soap opera the only way it knows how.

I liked Andy's bit where he came into the wrong room, and Kenan's second bit was funny where they also had AIDS. Other than that, not so much.

What do you think? Is Andy's short walk-on the funniest part of the skit?


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Andy Samberg is Rick Santorum in the SNL Cold Opening: GOP Debate

SNL is back, and here's how the show started. Andy didn't have any major digital shorts or anything, but it was still a great episode. More later. Here's the Cold Opening...

Andy Samberg plays Rick Santorum.

It's yet another 2011 GOP Debate, featuring Mitt Romney and Rick Perry along with a bunch of other people.

Jason Sudeikis plays Mitt Romney. Alec Baldwin plays Rick Perry. Kristen Wiig plays Michele Bachmann. Taran Killam plays John Huntsman. Ron Paul... Kenan plays Herman Cain. And Bobby Moynihan plays Newt Gingrich.

As a bonus, here is Alec Baldwin's monologue:

Saturday, September 24, 2011

More Alec Baldwin SNL promos (Radio Head & Fred Armisen)

Alec hosts the 37th Season premiere of SNL with Radiohead, 9/24.

I like the Radio Head record joke!

And here's a Facebook promo with Alec and Bill Hader (not a funny joke, but they acknowledge Facebook):

And here's a bonus vid that NBC put up recently. They do that to remind folks that great political SNL moments are coming...

This should be a chance for Kristen Wiig to shine as Michele Bachmann. Who's going to imitate Perry and Romney? I imagine Kenan will take on Herman Cain.

What do you expect to see tonight?


Highlights of Alec Baldwin on SNL

I didn't see Delicious Dish or anything with Andy Samberg, but here are Alec's top characters and skits over the years...

The monologue with Jimmy Fallon as the ghost of SNL future hosts is new to the list. They don't typically consider that to be an Alec Baldwin highlight. However, seeing how Jimmy accurately predicted himself hosting the show in the right month and year (but not day), it's become amazing just for that.

Are you going to watch SNL tonight?


Friday, September 23, 2011

Andy Samberg parodies Mark Zuckerberg at the 2011 Facebook Conference

So yesterday was the 2011 Facebook Conference...

Facebook Holds Its Fourth f8 Developer Conference

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (L) jokes with comedian Andy Samberg during a keynote address during the Facebook f8 conference on September 22, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the conference introducing a Timeline feature to the popular social network.

1. Mark Zuckerberg found success because he knows Marketing. And Mark proves that here with a common-sense move of poking fun at himself by inviting superstar Andy Samberg to come to his conference and play with him.

2. Andy's great. He has also done shows for a politician or two that he's imitated, and he shows his spirit and kindness by flying down for this one, especially because this week is his first week of the new SNL season! So that means he had to take a day off to fly to California and then fly right back to plan skits with Alec Baldwin and the SNL cast! I'm sure Lorne okayed it because Andy's showing off an impression that he'll probably use on the show this week!

What do you think? Will Andy Samberg parody Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday Night Live this week?


Andy Samberg photo at the Emmys - John Stamos, Michael Bolton, Ed Helms, Maya Rudolph

See it bigger:

This is from Michael Bolton's camera, who tweeted, "Backstage at the Emmys with The Lonely Island, Ed Helms, John Stamos and Maya Rudolph. "


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Andy Samberg & TLI arrive at the 2011 Emmy Awards

Andy Samberg arriving at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Check out Jorma's expression:

Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone arrive at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.


Alec Baldwin hosting Saturday Night Live this week with Radiohead

Alec hosts the 37th Season premiere of SNL with Radiohead, 9/24.

Here's the first TV promo (another will likely come in a day or two):

Bill Hader does the comedy thing with Alec Baldwin. I like that they continued the music at the end there. Classy touch.

Did you like any of these jokes?

What's the best thing that Andy Samberg has done with Alec Baldwin? The 2005 hot dog skit comes to mind...

But I can't really think of anything legendary. Can you?


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Andy Samberg & TLI performing at the 2011 Emmy Awards (photos)

Singers Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island perform onstage during the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

Break it down, Andy:

Bolton comes up with the dudes:

And then Andy starts rapping:

The Lonely Island - both albums on sale!

If you don't own both Lonely Island albums, now is your chance to find a priest, confess, and then immediately pick up "Turtleneck and Chain" or "Incredibad" (or both) on sale!

This is one of those rare moments where your decision will define the rest of your life. Do you want to live a life of regret and solitude? Or do you want to live an incredible life that is pure awesome...?

When given a choice, choose the awesome. Every time.

"Turtleneck and Chain" is on sale now for $3.99 at the Amazon MP3 Store!!! It doesn't get much cheaper than that, friends.

DOWNLOAD: "Turtleneck and Chain" at the Amazon MP3 Store

"Incredibad" is also on sale at the iTunes Store for $7.99!

DOWNLOAD: "Incredibad" at the iTunes Store

So if you ain't got 'em yet, get 'em now while the getting's good! Go on. Get 'em. Got it? Good.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Andy Samberg, TLI, and Michael Bolton perform at the Emmys!

But in addition to Michael Bolton, they also included Akon, John Stamos, Ed Helms, Maya Rudolph, and William H. Macy! What a crazy performance! They need to keep doing things like this and the Emmys will bring Andy back to host! They gotta know Andy is pure television gold...

There were also seagulls, crazy mustaches, and lots of sex! Also pretty sure I saw a couple of Na'vi tribesmen from "Avatar" writhing around near Cap'n Jack Sparrow. It's pretty crazy, so you kind of need to watch it for yourself. More than once. There's lots of visual metaphors that you'll probably miss on the first two viewings. Check it out (comment with any other links you find to versions of this vid):

Thanks to Rayanna and Anony for the scoop!

John Stamos tweeted on Sunday, "this will be on my face tonight at the emmys". Here's the pic he took:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Andy Samberg at Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Actor Andy Samberg attends the Rodarte Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 13, 2011 in New York City.

Andy's in a tie!

Enjoy it while you can! =^)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Andy Samberg at 2011 US Open - Tennis Center

Andy Samberg attends Day Fourteen of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Woot! Andy returns to the US Open on a different day.

And here's Andy with that same friend...

Oh and apparently the villain from the Alias TV show is sitting in front of Andy. =^)

Maybe he should lean forward and invite him to appear in a digital short. Laser Cats 7!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Andy Samberg recreates Star Wars with Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, & Zach Galifianakis

Stand Up To Cancer Ambassadors Aziz Ansari, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Jaime King, Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg and Emma Stone – along with Star Wars alum Samuel L. Jackson – will each “Use the Force for Good.”

These celebs have recreated classic Star Wars scenes to raise awareness for cancer research! One in two men and one in three women are diagnosed in their lifetimes, so this is clearly a cause that affects us all.

In celebration of the launch of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray Emma and co. are asking fans to use their force for good and support SU2C.

Check out the website ( and shop their new exclusive Star Wars tee-shirts and join in for a good cause! Everyone is doing it.


Thanks to SamJae for the scoop!

Unfortunately it only has 150,000 views so far. Fortunately, it's only been out for a few days. So let's get the views up!

What was your favorite part?


Friday, September 16, 2011

Andy Samberg at the US Open - Wine Signing

The Moet & Chandon Suite At The US OPEN

Actor Andy Samberg attends The Moet Suite at the US OPEN on September 12, 2011 in New York City. Moet & Chandon is the official champagne sponsor of the 2011 US OPEN.

See if you can spot the celebrities... Actors Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Piven, Jason Sudeikis, Joy Bryant, and Andy Samberg:

So I spot Andy (front, far right) and Jeremy (one row behind Andy and one seat to our left). Can you find the rest?

Here's Jeremy in the background:

Who's that to our left of Andy?


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Andy Samberg - More photos filming I Hate You Dad

UPDATE: Reposting because we learned that Adam Sandler is actually in one of these photos below. Originally posted on 6/18/11

Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Vanilla Ice (aka Robert Van Winkle) film scenes for 'I Hate You, Dad' in Boston.

I don't recognize any of the crew here:

This is actually Adam Sandler on the left in the blue coat, red shirt, and wig (he wears a wig for his character, like he did in Zohan):

Oh, yeah, I can see what you mean about platform shoes. They definitely gave Andy shoes a lift so he's a bit taller.


Andy Samberg in the trailer - "What's Your Number?"

What's Your Number? hits theaters on September 30th, 2011.

Cast: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Joel McHale, Zachary Quinto, Dave Annable, Andy Samberg, Ari Graynor, Chris Pratt, Ivana Milicevic, Eliza Coupe, Mike Vogel, Martin Freeman, Aziz Ansari, Thomas Lennon

Anna Faris is Ally Darling, who after reading a magazine article that leads her to believe she's going to be forever alone, begins a wild search for the best "ex" of her life. Ally's hunky new neighbor Colin (Chris Evans) helps her track down her exes, in exchange for Ally helping Colin avoid his.

What's Your Number? clip courtesy 20th Century Fox.


I love that there are Andy fans over on the YouTube page...

They say...

Lol, guy from the lonely island

haaaah!! thelonelyisland ftw!!!!!!

I think it's interesting how they think of Andy as "guy from the lonely island". =^)

And apparently there's an argument over who Andy belongs to...

Andy Samberg :) <3 My future husband :) mrsbieber1998ful

Mrs. Bieber apparently left Justin for Andy. =^)

@mrsbieber1998ful he is mine *itch

LovePeaceHope doesn't seem to be very loving or peaceful, but possibly a little hopeful. =^)

@6LoVe6PeAcE6hOpE6 lol i dont think so! jk sorta im in love with him


He is not on a boat.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Andy Samberg loses Emmy to Justin Timberlake (a look at their Emmys)

Which is ironic, because Justin and Andy were nominated together for Golden Rule / Three Way.

James Franco's dress was amazing:

Timberlake claimed the [Emmy for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series], his second career win in the category, for hosting Saturday Night Live's season finale. He beat out Galifianakis, who was nominated for his own SNL hosting stint, among others, including Matt Damon and Will Arnett, both up for their work on 30 Rock.

Timberlake earned another Emmy for singing his SNL monologue. (Techically, he won for cowriting the song that he sang.)

Read more:

Thanks to SamJae for the scoop!

Seth Meyers accepted the award for Timberlake's monologue, and had this to say about Andy Samberg...

Seth Meyers accepts for SNL saying: “Justin Timberlake wanted to be here. But we said, no, they really want to see the writers.” Backstage, Meyers said that Justin Timberlake provided the idea of singing a song about not wanting to sing, and that gave the writers something to run with. Asked where he plans to keep his Emmy, Meyers said: “I’m just going to put it somewhere where Andy Samberg can see it.”



All in all, Justin Timberlake has 7 Emmy nominations and 4 wins...

(1) Win - 2007 - Original Music and Lyrics - "Junk in a Box" on SNL

(2) Nom - 2009 - Original Music and Lyrics - "I Love Sports" at Espy Awards

(3) Nom - 2009 - Original Music and Lyrics - "Motherlover" on SNL

(4) Win - 2009 - Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Hosting SNL

(5) Win - 2011 - Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Hosting SNL

(6) Win - 2011 - Original Music and Lyrics - "Justin Timberlake Monologue" on SNL

(7) Nom - 2011 - Original Music and Lyrics - "3-Way (Golden Rule)" on SNL

Interestingly, Seth Meyers also won for the "Justin Timberlake Monologue" song (he accepted the award), and Katreese Barnes won, who also won with Justin and Andy for Junk in a Box and was nominated with Justin for "I Like Sports" on the Espys. So she has had two wins and a nom with Justin!

And this year Justin got three nominations for one episode (talk about efficient) and two wins (his best year yet).

Meanwhile Andy has had a total of 6 nominations, all for "Original Music and Lyrics" on SNL...

(1) Win - 2007 - "Junk in a Box" with Justin Timberlake

(2) Nom - 2009 - "Motherlover" with Justin Timberlake

(3) Nom - 2010 - "Shy Ronnie" with Rihanna

(4) Nom - 2011 - "I Just Had Sex" with Akon

(5) Nom - 2011 - "3-Way (The Golden Rule)" with Justin Timberlake

(6) Nom - 2011 - "Jack Sparrow" with Michael Bolton

So even if Andy didn't get a win this year, he got three more nominations (in one category; talk about impressive), he had three legendary teamups (Akon, Timberlake, and Bolton), and he even had another two teamups that didn't make it (Nikki Minaj on The Creep and Rihanna on Shy Ronnie 2).

So even without a win, it was a great year at the Emmys for Andy Samberg!

What do you think? What song do you think should have won this year?


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Andy Samberg NY Times tennis interview - on YouTube

UPDATED 9/12 with the correct video. Thanks SamJae!

Check out the interview and behind-the-scenes here on YouTube:

What's your favorite part?

Here's a bonus Andy Samberg fan-made video:


Saturday, September 10, 2011

What does Tony Orlando have in common with Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler?

The answer? Donny's Boy!

Tony Orlando Still Going Strong

Tony Orlando hits the 50-year mark in show business and still going strong. Audiences can see him on the big screen opposite funny men Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg in their new movie, "I Hate You, Dad."

Friday, September 09, 2011

Andy Samberg & TLI - MSN Music Interview

Growing up in Berkeley, Calif., Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone loved comedy, and they loved hip-hop. They joined forces as best friends in junior high school, working up their first skits as the 1990s dawned. Over time, though, it would be their music parodies that drew the most attention, starting with their first video, 2000's "Ka-Blamo," which they have left online, says Samberg, "as an inspiration to show people that even if you start off kind of in the middle, you can work out the kinks." After they were selected to join the writing team (and, in Samberg's case, the cast) of "Saturday Night Live," 2005's Narnia-and-cupcakes jam "Lazy Sunday" not only altered their own lives, but also opened the world's eyes to the power of YouTube.

Under the name the Lonely Island, in 2009 the trio released the "Incredibad" album, which collected the songs they had debuted on "SNL," including Natalie Portman's magnificently profane "Natalie's Rap" and the viral super-smash "D--- in a Box" with Justin Timberlake (which has one of the greatest Wikipedia descriptions of all time: "The song is about giving gift-wrapped genitalia as a Christmas present to one's girlfriend"). The album was one of the 10 best-selling hip-hop releases of the year. More preposterous, "I'm on a Boat," featuring T-Pain, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("The official statement on that is 'We were surprised,'" says Samberg).

Now the Lonely Island return with "Turtleneck & Chain," a new album with a few songs familiar as "SNL" "Digital Shorts" and a bunch of others made specifically for the project. Guests range from Snoop Dogg to Beck to, on the set's most absurd moment, Michael Bolton wailing about his favorite new movies as the hook to an R&B slow jam.

Munching crudités in their record label's Manhattan offices, the Lonely Islanders offered some thoughts on their process and on the path that made them the latest in the grand tradition of such comedic musicians as Spinal Tap, Tenacious D and Adam Sandler. "Before we ever worked at "SNL," we had talked about how cool it would be to put out a comedy album," says Samberg. "And we definitely consider it comedy, not real music."

MSN Music: Have you guys always messed around with music?

Taccone: Really it was always comedy. None of us know how to play any instruments or anything. Then we kind of stumbled into doing songs the way we do them now when we were all living together in L.A. Our roommate was in a real band and had a little 8-track recorder, so we'd come home and mess around with that.

Schaffer: We started making comedy videos, but it was well before there were ways to post stuff, and before people were really able to stream video. There were only a few sites, and because bandwidth was so expensive, it was hard to get them to put up your stuff -- it was like applying to get into a film festival. So we would have to make VHS tapes, go to some plant and spend all our money to get like a hundred copies made.

When did you realize that music might be something that worked for you?

Schaffer: There was no real place for comedy music videos. "Weird Al" had a place because MTV used to play videos. Then MTV stopped playing videos, but the Internet didn't play them, either, so that's why the music video kind of died there, for everybody. So we turned it into a TV show idea -- which is still up online -- which was us trying to create a version of a sketch show.

Samberg: The "Flight of the Conchords" show actually ended up being almost exactly what we wanted to try to do, a story line about the three of us that would go in and out of songs. But right out of the gate, the joke songs were the most popular things we made.

Schaffer: The moment we realized it could be real was after we got "SNL," because then we had real jobs. Then we made "Lazy Sunday," and obviously that was many different things coming together, because that's also when we discovered that a thing called YouTube existed

Taccone: We made that the way we always made our videos: We borrowed a camera, we shot it ourselves, we recorded it in our office on a crappy little ProTools rig. So when it got popular, it was definitely surprising, because it was the same thing we had been doing but on a much smaller scale.

How does the process actually work with the guests? Do you think, "Rihanna is coming on the show, so let's come up with something for her," or do you have the Shy Ronnie bit and just wait for the right person you can put on it?

Schaffer: In that case, that's exactly what it was -- "Rihanna is the guest, she's going to be here anyway, so we gotta think of something."

Samberg: And we'd been told that she was up for it. But there are only three songs on the album that we made at the show, for the show -- "Ronnie & Clyde," "Threw It on the Ground" and "Motherlover" -- and all the rest of them we made this past summer, specifically for the album. So for all of those, it was on us to reach out to those guests.

So then how does the pitch go?

Taccone: It's just a lot of pleading and begging.

Samberg: Me and Akiva met Akon on the red carpet at the Grammys, and we're huge fans of his. He recognized us and was like, "Guys, I loved 'I'm on a boat,' I love your stuff!" And we were like, "Would you ever want to do one?," and he was like, "Yeah!" So then we went back to make the second record and we were constantly trying to come up with something for him.

Taccone: Every song we did, we were like, "Would Akon sound good on this? How about this one?" And then that beat on "I Just Had Sex" worked so well for him, it just sounded like an Akon song.

Schaffer: With someone who we know we're going to pitch to, we record the whole thing, including their parts, and it sounds much worse -- it's usually Andy doing the voice, Andy going, "A-kon!"

Tell me about Michael Bolton.

Samberg: We were writing that song, and as soon as we broke the premise, we thought, we need to get someone who can really belt it out for the chorus

Schaffer: And who you don't expect to do something silly, who's very earnest.

Samberg: There's a version with me doing all of his parts that's just awful to listen to.

Taccone: As soon as his name popped up, it never wavered. We just went after him as hard as we could, until finally he broke down and did it. You least expect it coming from him, to be that crazy.

Samberg: If there's something that you're not expecting from us, at this point, that's exciting. That song definitely makes us very happy.

Are there some songs, some musical trends, that are just beyond parody -- things that can't be made any more ridiculous than they already are?

Samberg: Like that Enrique Iglesias song "Tonight I'm F------ You." You listen to that and basically that's our song.

Taccone: And by the way, the guy who made the beat for that song is the same guy that made the beat for "I Just Had Sex," DJ Frank E, so the line is getting very close.

Samberg: It's an interesting conversation, because when you look at those two songs side-by-side, really the only thing that differentiates them is intent.

How do you get beyond the obvious joke of "Hey, it's white guys rapping?" In so many movies and TV shows, that's become such a played-out staple of comedy.

Samberg: We put as much detail and thought into it as possible, and we never once approached it from the perspective that the joke is that we're white guys rapping. But once you make something and put it out into the world, you can't control how other people interpret it. I've definitely encountered people who have said as much to me, and it always bums me out a little bit, but if it's making someone laugh, then that's great. I guarantee you there's stuff I think is really funny that the person who made it would think I like for the wrong reason.

Schaffer: But I would argue that if we weren't white, a lot of our songs would still be funny. I think "D--- in a Box" would still be funny; I think "I'm on a Boat" would be -- I hope they all would be. Certainly us being dorky and silly is part of it, and some people just use the word "white" as a way of saying "dorky and silly." All our songs are making fun of being macho and masculine, so we're certainly not saying that we're not lame. We are saying that we are lame.



I love Andy's answer to the white question. It really sums up the reality that you can't control how people perceive things.

What do you think?


Thursday, September 08, 2011

Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon - The History of Rap Part 2

Thanks to the note from Anony, we looked it up and saw that Justin and Jimmy performed a History of Rap Part 2 this summer in July.

Check it out here:

Get an edited version here on AOL video (doesn't load well but refresh the page and keep trying if it isn't working):

Back in September 2010, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon collaborated on a brilliant look back at hip-hop with 'The History of Rap' on 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC). If you thought lightning couldn't strike twice in the same place, you're wrong.

Timberlake was back, and they proved what was awesome once could be awesome again with 'The History of Rap, Part 2.' Featuring all new samples from across the hip-hop spectrum, we had as much fun going down memory lane as we did enjoying their performances.

What's crazy scary is how good both of them have proven to be at hip-hop. This time around they tackled songs like 'Push It,' 'It Takes Two,' 'Insane in the Membrane,' 'Hot in Herre,' In Da Club,' 'Hey Ya' and closed with a rousing audience singalong on Biz Markie's 'Just a Friend.'

In fact, we're going to go out on a limb and say that 'The History of Rap, Part 2' can join that elite list of sequels that actually improves on the original. We can't wait to hear 'Part 3' in May 2012 (hint hint)!

Article from:

See History of Rap Part 1 here:


Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Andy Samberg & TLI interview - Popeater

Here's a Popeater interview from earlier this year for their album "Turtleneck and Chains":

NOTE: Unfortunately the embed code includes an add on top of it and comes with the player. =^(

Andy wears his purity ring, but not on his fingers. =^)

Jorma is the weakest link.

Jorma's "Smoke that indo" got Andy Samberg and made him crack up.

Akiva's the Simon Cowell of the bunch. And Jorma's Paula.

What's your favorite part?


Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon - The History of Rap

Whilst we look for more Andy news, we stumbled across this super sweet performance of Justin and Jimmy (two of Andy Samberg's close friends) performing one of the most impressive rap covers the world has ever known:

Wow. This was performed on Jimmy's show last year.

I would love to see Justin, Jimmy, and Andy get together to do something on SNL this season. That would be sweet, since Jimmy and Justin are likely both hosting this year.

What did you think?


Monday, September 05, 2011

Our list of the top 15 SNL Movie Stars

UPDATED 9/25/11 with some new images.

Our list is based purely on data, the number of hit films SNL alumni have had. First, let's talk Andy...

Andy Samberg started with a stall of a movie, Hot Rod:

However, his Digital Shorts and hit albums have kept him alive. Now he's back for more movies. Can Andy become a movie star?

Here's our list of SNL alumni in order of how successful they've been at the movies...

(Sleepers are movies that make over $50 million in worldwide sales. Hits make over $100 million. Blockbusters make over $200 million. All figures are based on worldwide box office sales.)

In chronological order, every SNL alumni to have at least one Hit or Blockbuster:


1. Chevy Chase - 9 total...
8 Sleepers: Caddyshack, Vacation, Fletch, European Vacation, Spies Like Us, Christmas Vacation, Snow Day, Hot Tub Time Machine
1 Hit: Last Action Hero

2. Dan Aykroyd - 20 total...
10 Sleepers: 1941, Blues Brothers, Trading Places, Spies Like Us, Dragnet, My Girl, Sneakers, Evolution, Crossroads, Christmas with the Kranks
4 Hits: Driving Miss Daisy, Antz, 50 First Dates, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
6 Blockbusters: Indiana Jones 2, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Casper, Pearl Harbor, Yogi Bear 3D
NOTE: And he has two more on the way with Dorothy of Oz and Ghostbusters 3.

3. John Belushi - 3 total...
2 Sleepers: 1941, Blues Brothers
1 Hit: Animal House

4. Bill Murray - 16 total...
6 Sleepers: Stripes, Scrooged, What About Bob?, Grounghog Day, Wild Things, The Royal Tenenbaums 4 Hits: Tootsie, Lost in Translation, Garfield 2, Zombieland
6 Blockbusters: Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Space Jam, Charlie's Angels, Garfield, Get Smart

5. Harry Shearer - 7 total...
1 Sleeper: Small Soldiers
1 Hit: A League of Their Own
5 Blockbusters: My Best Friend's Wedding, Godzilla, Truman Show, Chicken Little, Simpsons Movie

6. Eddie Murphy - 29 total...
10 Sleepers: 48 Hrs., Trading Places, The Golden Child, Eddie Murphy Raw, Harlem Nights, Life, Bowfinger, Showtime, I Spy, Meet Dave
9 Hits: Another 48 Hrs., Boomerang, Beverly Hills Cop 3, The Nutty Professor 2, Doctor Dolittle 2, Daddy Day Care, The Haunted Mansion, Dreamgirls, Norbit
10 Blockbusters: Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop 2, Coming to America, The Nutty Professor, Mulan, Doctor Dolittle, Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek 3, Shrek 4
NOTE: And he's got three more on the way with Tower Heist, Hong Kong Phooey, and Beverly Hills Cop 4.

7. Julia Louis-Dreyfus - 2 total...
1 Sleeper: Christmas Vacation
1 Blockbuster: A Bug's Life

8. Jim Belushi - 9 total...
5 Sleepers: Trading Places, Wag the Dog, The Wild, Under Dog, The Ghost Writer
4 Hits: Last Action Hero, Jingle All the Way, Snow Dogs, Hoodwinked
NOTE: And he has one more on the way with Dorothy of Oz.

9. Billy Crystal - 10 total...
3 Sleepers: Throw Momma From the Train, When Harry Met Sally, Analyze That
4 Hits: City Slickers, Analyze This, America's Sweethearts, The Tooth Fairy
3 Blockbusters: Monsters Inc., Howl's Moving Castle, Cars
NOTE: And he has one more on the way with Monsters Inc 2 (Monster University).

10. Martin Short - 9 total...
4 Sleepers: Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride 2, Jungle 2 Jungle, Treasure Planet
4 Hits: Mars Attacks, Jimmy Neutron, The Santa Clause 3, Spiderwick Chronicles
1 Blockbuster: The Prince of Egypt
NOTE: And he has two more on the way with Dorothy of Oz and Frankenweenie.

11. Chrisopher Guest - 3 total...
1 Sleeper: Small Soldiers
2 Blockbusters: A Few Good Men, Night at the Museum 2
NOTE: Christopher Guest is best known for his critically acclaimed mockumentaries.

12. Joan Cusack - 13 total...
6 Sleepers: Broadcast News, Working Girl, Hero, In And Out, Looney Tunes Back in Action, My Sister's Keeper
3 Hits: Nine Months, School of Rock, Confessions of a Shopaholic
4 Blockbusters: Runaway Bride, Toy Story 2, Chicken Little, Toy Story 3

13. Robert Downey, Jr. - 14 total... 8 Sleepers: Back to School, Natural Born Killers, U.S. Marshalls, Bowfinger, Gothika, Good Night and Good Luck, The Shaggy Dog, Zodiac
1 Hit: Tropic Thunder
5 Blockbusters: Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man 2, Due Date
NOTE: And he's got three more coming with Sherlock Holmes 2, Avengers, and Iron Man 3.

14. Anthony Michael Hall - 4 total...
3 Sleepers: Vacation, The Breakfast Club, Edward Scissorhands
1 Blockbuster: The Dark Knight

15. Jon Lovitz - 8 total...
4 Sleepers: Little Nicky, Rat Race, The Stepford Wives, The Benchwarmers
3 Hits: Big, A League of Their Own, The Wedding Singer
1 Blockbuster: Cats & Dogs
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with Kane & Lynch.

16. Randy Quaid - 8 total...
5 Sleepers: What's Up Doc?, Vacation, Christmas Vacation, Not Another Teen Movie, Home on the Range
2 Hits: Days of Thunder, Brokeback Mountain
1 Blockbuster: Independence Day

17. Don Novello - 4 total...
2 Sleepers: Jack, The Godfather III
1 Hit: Atlantis: The Lost Empire
1 Blockbuster: Casper

18. Damon Wayans - 3 total...
1 Sleeper: The Last Boyscout
1 Hit: Last Action Hero
1 Blockbuster: Beverly Hills Cop

19. Dana Carvey - 2 total...
1 Sleeper: Little Nicky
1 Hit: Wayne's World
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with Jack & Jill.

20. Phil Hartman - 2 total...
1 Sleeper: Small Soldiers
1 Hit: Jingle All the Way

21. Kevin Nealon - 8 total...
2 Sleepers: Little Nicky, Heartbreakers
3 Hits: The Wedding Singer, Anger Management, Daddy Day Care
3 Blockbusters: You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Get Smart, Just Go With It

22. Mike Myers - 10 total...
1 Sleeper: Austin Powers
2 Hits: Wayne's World, The Cat in the Hat
7 Blockbusters: Austin Powers 2, Shrek, Austin Powers 3, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Inglorious Basterds, Shrek 4
NOTE: And he's got two more coming with Austin Powers 4 and Pepe Le Pew.

23. Ben Stiller - 17 total...
3 Sleepers: Zoolander, The Royal Tenenbaums, Anchorman
6 Hits: The Cable Guy, Along Came Polly, Starsky & Hutch, Dodgeball, Heartbreak Kid, Tropic Thunder
8 Blockbusters: There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Madagascar, Night at the Museum, Madagascar 2, Night at the Museum 2, Little Fockers
NOTE: And he's got five more coming with Tower Heist, Hardy Men, Zoolander 2, Neighborhood Watch, and Madagascar 3.

24. Chris Rock - 13 total...
2 Sleepers: Down to Earth, Bad Company
2 Hits: Boomerang, The Longest Yard
9 Blockbusters: Beverly Hills Cop 2, Doctor Dolittle, Lethal Weapon 4, AI: Artificial Intelligence, Madagascar, Bee Movie, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Madagascar 2, Grown Ups
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with Madagascar 3.

25. Rob Schneider - 20 total...
7 Sleepers: The Beverly Hillbillies, Deuce Bigalow, Little Nicky, The Animal, The Hot Chick, Around the World in 80 Days, The Benchwarmers
8 Hits: Demolition Man, Judge Dredd, The Waterboy, Mr. Deeds, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, Little Man, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
5 Blockbusters: Home Alone 2, Big Daddy, Click, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Grown Ups

26. David Spade - 7 total...
3 Sleepers: Beavis & Butthead Do America, Racing Stripes, The Benchwarmers
3 Hits: The Rugrats Movie, The Emperor's New Groove, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
1 Blockbuster: Grown Ups
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with Hotel Transylvania.

27. Adam Sandler - 19 total...
5 Sleepers: Little Nicky, The Animal, The Hot Chick, Spanglish, Funny People,
8 Hits: The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Mr. Deeds, Anger Management, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Zookeeper
6 Blockbusters: Big Daddy, Click, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Bedtime Stories, Grown Ups, Just Go With It
NOTE: And he's got three more coming with Jack and Jill, Donny's Boy, and Hotel Transylvania.

28. Norm MacDonald- 5 total...
3 Sleepers: Deuce Bigalow, The Animal, The Benchwarmers
1 Hit: Dr. Dolittle 2
1 Blockbuster: Doctor Dolittle

29. Jay Mohr - 6 total...
4 Sleepers: Small Soldiers, Pay it Forward, Are We There Yet?, Street Kings
1 Hit: Hereafter
1 Blockbuster: Jerry Maguire

30. Sarah Silverman - 4 total...
2 Sleepers: Heartbreakers, Evolution
1 Hit: The School of Rock
1 Blockbuster: There's Something About Mary

31. Chris Elliott - 7 total...
3 Sleepers: The Abyss, Groundhog Day, Snow Day
3 Blockbusters: Nutty Professor II, Scary Movie 2, Scary Movie 4
1 Blockbuster: There's Something About Mary

32. Janeane Garofalo - 4 total...
1 Sleeper: Cop Land
2 Hits: The Cable Guy, The Wild
1 Blockbuster: Ratatouille

33. Michael McKean- 5 total...
4 Sleepers: 1941, Jack, Small Soldiers, Little Nicky
1 Hit: Surf's Up

34. Molly Shannon - 13 total...
3 Sleepers: Never Been Kissed, Serendipity, Marie Antoinette
8 Hits: Analyze This, Doctor Dolittle 2, Shallow Hal, The Santa Claus 2, Scary Movie 4, Little Man, Talladega Nights, Evan Almighty
2 Blockbusters: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bad Teacher

35. Will Ferrell - 18 total...
8 Sleepers: Austin Powers, Zoolander, Old School, Anchorman, Kicking & Screaming, Curious George, Stranger Than Fiction, Land of the Lost
6 Hits: Starsky & Hutch, Bewitched, Talladega Nights, Blades of Glory, Step Brothers, The Other Guys
4 Blockbusters: Austin Powers 2, Elf, Wedding Crashers, Megamind
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with Southern Rivals.

36. Darrell Hammond- 3 total...
2 Sleepers: Agent Cody Banks, Epic Movie
1 Hit: Scary Movie 3

37. David Koechner - 12 total...
6 Sleepers: Wag the Dog, Anchorman, Yours Mine & Ours, Snakes On a Plane, Paul, Final Destination 5
4 Hits: Dukes of Hazzard, 40-Year Old Virgin, Talladega Nights, Barnyard
2 Blockbusters: Austin Powers 2, Get Smart

38. Cheri Oteri- 7 total...
4 Sleepers: Austin Powers, Small Soldiers, Inspector Gadget, The Ant Bully
3 Blockbusters: Liar Liar, Scary Movie, Shrek the Third

39. Tracy Morgan - 7 total...
3 Sleepers: Are We There Yet?, Superhero Movie, Cop Out
2 Hits: The Longest Yard, Little Man
2 Blockbusters: G-Force, Rio

40. Jimmy Fallon - 3 total...
2 Sleepers: Taxi, Fever Pitch
1 Hit: Arthur & The Invisibles

41. Horatio Sanz - 2 total...
1 Sleeper: Year One
1 Hit: Road Trip

42. Rachel Dratch - 3 total...
1 Hit: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
2 Blockbusters: Click, Just Go With It

43. Maya Rudolph- 6 total...
2 Hits: 50 First Dates, Zookeeper
4 Blockbusters: As Good as it Gets, Shrek the Third, Grown Ups, Bridesmaids

44. Tina Fey - 5 total...
1 Sleeper: Baby Mama
3 Hits: Mean Girls, Ponyo, Date Night
1 Blockbuster: Megamind

45. Amy Poehler - 7 total...
2 Sleepers: Deuce Bigalow, Baby Momma
2 Hits: Mean Girls, Blades of Glory
3 Blockbusters: Shrek 3, Horton Hears a Who, Alvin & the Chipmunks 2
NOTE: And she's got one more coming with Alvin & the Chipmunks 3.

46. Fred Armisen - 7 total...
4 Sleepers: Anchorman, Baby Mama, Cop Out, Easy A
2 Hits: Confessions of a Shopaholic, Cats & Dogs 2
1 Blockbuster: The Smurfs

47. Will Forte - 2 total...
1 Sleeper: Baby Mama
1 Hit: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
NOTE: And he's got two more coming with Donny's Boy and Rock of Ages.

48. Kenan Thompson - 3 total...
3 Sleepers: Big Fat Liar, Barbershop 2, Snakes on a Plane
1 Blockbuster: The Smurfs

49. Rob Riggle - 6 total...
2 Sleepers: Killers, Larry Crowne
3 Hits: Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, The Other Guys
1 Blockbuster: The Hangover
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with 21 Jump Street.

50. Jason Sudeikis - 4 total...
1 Sleeper: Hall Pass
2 Hits: The Bounty Hunters, Horrible Bosses
1 Blockbuster: What Happens in Vegas

51. Bill Hader - 10 total...
1 Sleeper: Paul
6 Hits: You Me & Dupree, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
3 Blockbusters: Knocked Up, Night at the Museum 2, Ice Age 3
NOTE: And he's got one more coming with Men in Black 3.

52. Andy Samberg - 4 total...
3 Sleepers: Space Chimps, I Love You Man, Friends with Benefits
1 Hit: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
NOTE: And he's got two more coming with Donny's Boy and Hotel Transylvania.

53. Kristen Wiig - 8 total...
1 Sleeper: Paul
2 Hits: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Date Night
5 Blockbusters: Knocked Up, Ice Age 3, How to Train Your Dragon, Despicable Me, Bridesmaids
NOTE: And she's got two more coming with Imogene and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Now, if we were going to judge them only by how many hits they've had, then this would be the list...


1. Eddie Murphy - 29 total

2. Dan Aykroyd - 20 total

3. Rob Schneider - 20 total

4. Adam Sandler - 19 total

5. Will Ferrell - 18 total

6. Ben Stiller - 17 total

7. Bill Murray - 16 total

8. Robert Downey, Jr. - 14 total

9. Chris Rock - 13 total

10. Joan Cusack - 13 total

11. Molly Shannon - 13 total

12. David Koechner - 12 total

13. Mike Myers - 10 total

14. Billy Crystal - 10 total

15. Bill Hader - 10 total

The bottom line is that Saturday Night Live has always pumped out talent, and it continues to do so. Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island need to get a script together to pitch. I'm sure they made Hot Rod funnier than it would have been, but they need to start with a solid script in order to get people interested in the movie. The audience has to be interested in the characters and the jokes. While the jokes in the Hot Rod trailers made us smile, they didn't make us laugh. And the characters weren't strong enough to interest us (they were very flat). Basically Andy was playing a role meant to be played by Will Ferrell. So it was written knowing that only Will could make that character likable. Well they need to write one that's meant for Andy to do.

Also, here's a short list of SNL movies from:

Q: How many movies have featured characters that originally appeared on "SNL"?

A: 17: "Mr. Mike's Mondo Video" (1979), "The Blues Brothers" (1980), "Gilda Live" (1980), "Wayne's World" (1992), "Mo' Money" (1992), "Bob Roberts" (1992), "Mr. Saturday Night" (1992), "Coneheads" (1993), "Wayne's World 2" (1993), "It's Pat" (1994), "Casper" (1995), "Stuart Saves His Family" (1995), "Blues Brothers 2000" (1998), "A Night at the Roxbury" (1998), "Office Space" (1999), "Superstar" (1999), and "The Ladies Man" (2000).


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