Andy Samberg
American actor, stand-up comedian, writer
Andy Samberg
Andrew J. "Andy" Samberg is an American actor, comedian, writer, and member of the comedy group The Lonely Island. He is known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2005–2012, where he and The Lonely Island have been credited with popularizing the Emmy-winning SNL Digital Shorts, the comical short films and music videos starring Samberg and other members of the SNL cast.
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Bring Andy Samberg home
Fox News - 5 months
'Popstar' now yours to own
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Fresh Air Weekend: The Lonely Island; Paul Simon's New Album; The Science Of Warfare
NPR - 9 months
Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer talk about their film, Popstar. Ken Tucker reviews Paul Simon's Stranger to Stranger. Grunt author Mary Roach describes scientific developments of war.
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Andy Samberg, The Lonely Island on the Making of 'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping'
ABC News - 9 months
Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island are faking it…
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Andy Samberg is perfectly dim in the pop pastiche 'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping'
LATimes - 9 months
The high notes arrive early on in “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” a far-from-subtle but frequently inspired sendup of celebrity self-absorption from the Lonely Island trio — those whip-smart boys-to-men who gave us “Like a Boss,” “I’m on a Boat” and other viral master classes in musical satire...
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The 'Best Fake Rappers Out There' Satirize Breakout Success In 'Popstar'
NPR - 9 months
Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer describe themselves as "frappers" — fake rappers. Working together as The Lonely Island, they created a comic film about pop-music documentaries.
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The 'Dead Poets Society' Spoof On 'Saturday Night Live' Was A Gory Bloodfest
Huffington Post - 9 months
When you think of "Dead Poets Society," blood is probably the last thing that comes to mind. "Saturday Night Live" just changed that.  In a sketch titled "Farewell, Mr. Bunting," the comedy show gave the Robin Williams film "Dead Poets Society" an over-the-top bloody twist. The episode's host, Fred Armisen, stars as a teacher named Mr. Bunting (the equivalent to Williams' Mr. Keating in the original). In the scene, Mr. Bunting goes back to his classroom after being fired to pick up his personal belongings. As his former students watch him grab his things, they realize they don't want him to go. In protest, they stand up on their desks one by one and declare, "I sing my song for all to hear." The whole scene is very moving, much like the 1989 film, but things take a turn for the gory when one student's (Pete Davidson) head gets in the way of the ceiling fan.  Once you watch the whole sketch, you'll never be able to see "Dead Poets Society" the same way again - ...
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Andy Samberg and Seth Meyers Re-enact Cut ‘SNL’ Sketch in ‘Second Chance Theatre’
Wall Street Journal - 9 months
The onetime "Saturday Night Live" colleagues reunited on Tuesday's episode of "Late Night."
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Everybody Look At The Lonely Island's Kid-Friendly 'I'm On A Boat'
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Out-weird Kanye and Bieber? The Lonely Island trio tries in their parody 'Popstar'
LATimes - 10 months
Writing their movie, "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," the members of the Lonely Island comedy trio — Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — aimed to create a celebrity musician who'd embody the current over-sharing, entourage-loving, humble-bragging state of pop culture. Problem...
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Tyrese Has A Private Backyard Benihana And It Looks REALLY Fun
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A mere mortal who loves Benihana might gather friends and family to celebrate a birthday over the hibachi chain's famous onion volcanos and shrimp tosses. Tyrese Gibson, who is not a mere mortal, decided instead to build himself a private Benihana -- in his backyard. Back in 2012, the singer/songwriter/actor/gorgeous human opened his so-called "Gibsihana" location for business. "I decided to move on yet another vision and build a full on restaurant in my backyard," he wrote on Twitter. "It's been a huge hit amongst my friends and loved ones."  Those friends and loved ones, according to photos, include Gibson's "Fast and Furious" castmates and Willow and Will Smith. But unfortunately for Aziz Ansari, Gibson didn't count the comedian as one of those lucky friends or loved ones at the time.  That's all changed now. A few years ago, my brother notified myself and @thelonelyisland that @tyrese had built a private Benihana restaurant at his home. Last nigh ...
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HBO Golden Globes Party Dazzled
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Ricky Gervais and David Oyelowo at HBO Golden Globes After Party 2016 (all photo credit: Filmmagic) Once again the premium ticket after the Golden Globes award show was the HBO after party, where reportedly 1200 stars, artists, producers and executives mingled and touted the evenings results as guests, nominees and winners headed downstairs from the banquet room where the awards show is televised at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles to the lower level where multiple parties happen back to back under the highest security. Entrée to each party is of course an exclusive ticket. The HBO party took over the famed Trader Vics, patio and pool outside with a tented dance floor and DJs spinning records all night. Oscar Issac wins best actor for HBO's Show Me A Hero Oscar Isaac was there with his Golden Globe win for actor in a limited series for HBO's Show Me a Hero, HBO's win of the night. John Hamm, Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Elisabeth R ...
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<i>Hotel Transylvania 2</i> Set Design, Although Animated, Is Still Serious Business
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This week, Sony Animation released a video on the production design of their Dracula-based animated movie, Hotel Transylvania 2. Even though the movie is animated, the set designers take their job very seriously. In the video, they talk about the set as if it is a real place. 2012's Hotel Transylvania was about a special getaway for monsters only. The hotel is a place they can go to hide out from humans and relax. However, everything goes haywire when a human named Johnny (voiced by Andy Samberg) gets in. The hotel is owned by none other than Dracula himself (voiced by Adam Sandler), who tries to keep the monsters from finding out about the human before he can be removed. Unfortunately for Dracula, his daughter, Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez), ends up falling in love with the guy. In Hotel Transylvania 2, the two lovebirds are married and have a son. However, Dracula is concerned that his grandson, Dennis (voiced by Asher Blinkoff), is not exhibiting any vampire abilities. Dracula ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andy Samberg
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 37
    On May 16, 2016 Samberg and the Lonely Island performed their 2009 hit, "I'm on a Boat" with classroom instruments on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
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  • 2015
    Age 36
    Samberg hosted the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, 2015, during which in his opening monologue, he referred to U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump as possibly being racist, telling the studio and television audience "Well, I've gotta say, sure, Donald Trump seems racist.
    More Details Hide Details Let's see what else?" and U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as having an unkempt appearance: "Is it just me or does Bernie Sanders always seem like his flight is delayed? Guy’s a mess!" He also starred in Sleater-Kinney's 'No Cities To Love' video along with other celebrities such as Fred Armisen, Ellen Page and Norman Reedus.
  • 2014
    Age 35
    In March 2014, Samberg and Newsom purchased the estate Moorcrest in Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles, which in the 1920s was owned by the parents of actress Mary Astor and prior to that was rented by Charlie Chaplin.
    More Details Hide Details They also own a home in Manhattan's West Village.
    He returned to the show as the host on the Season 39 finale in 2014.
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    He currently stars in the workplace sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Samberg was born in Berkeley, California as David A.J. Samberg, but changed his first name to Andy at age 5. His mother, Marjorie "Margi" (née Marrow), is an elementary school teacher, and his father, Joe, is a photographer. He has two sisters, Johanna and Darrow. His family is Jewish, and his maternal grandfather, industrial psychologist and philanthropist Alfred J. Marrow, served as the executive chair of the American Jewish Congress. Samberg has described himself as "not particularly religious". He is a third cousin of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin (their maternal grandfathers were first cousins). Samberg discovered Saturday Night Live as a child, while sneaking past his parents to watch professional wrestling on television. He was obsessed with the show and his devotion to comedy was frustrating to teachers who felt he was distracted from his schoolwork.
  • 2013
    Age 34
    Samberg has described himself as a "superfan" of musician Joanna Newsom, whom he first met at one of her concerts. After five years of dating, Samberg proposed to her in February 2013, and they married on September 21, 2013 in Big Sur, California, with Saturday Night Live co-star Seth Meyers serving as the wedding's groomsman.
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  • 2012
    Age 33
    On June 1, 2012, Samberg's spokesperson announced that he had left the show.
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  • 2009
    Age 30
    His comedy troupe's collaboration with T-Pain, the "I'm on a Boat" music video had over 56 million views on YouTube, after debuting on February 7, 2009 and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
    More Details Hide Details Another digital short, "Motherlover" (also featuring Timberlake) was released on May 10, 2009 (to commemorate Mother's Day) and is a sequel of "Dick in a Box." Outside of his prerecorded segments, he also participated in recurring live segments, such as his Blizzard Man sketch.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 26
    On December 17, 2005, he and Chris Parnell starred in the Digital Short show "Lazy Sunday", a hip hop song performed by two Manhattanites on a quest to see the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
    More Details Hide Details The short quickly became an Internet phenomenon and garnered Samberg significant media and public attention, as did "Dick in a Box," a duet with Justin Timberlake that won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
    In September 2005, Samberg joined Saturday Night Live as a featured player along with his two friends as the show's writing staff.
    More Details Hide Details Though his live sketch roles were limited in his first year, he appeared in many prerecorded sketches including commercial parodies and various other filmed segments.
    The trio began writing for Saturday Night Live in 2005 and released their debut album, Incredibad in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Samberg appeared in numerous theatrical films, commercials, music videos and hosted special events, including the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. In 2012, Samberg delivered the Class Day speech at Harvard University, and starred with Adam Sandler in That's My Boy and Hotel Transylvania (a role he reprised for Hotel Transylvania 2). In September 2012, Samberg played Cuckoo in the BBC Three series Cuckoo and now stars as detective Jake Peralta in FOX's police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine which first aired on September 17, 2013, for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2014.
  • 2000
    Age 21
    He attended college at University of California, Santa Cruz, for two years before transferring to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Samberg majored in experimental film, including the music video for James Kochalka's song "Monkey vs. Robot" as Monkey. He became a YouTube and internet star and made his own comedy videos with his two friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. When YouTube was created in 2005, the streaming of their videos became much more widespread over the internet. Samberg became a featured player on the show in part because of the work he had done on his own sketch comedy website TheLonelyIsland.com. that helped them land an agent and eventually get hired at SNL. Prior to joining its cast, Samberg was (and remains) a member of the comedy troupe The Lonely Island (along with Taccone and Schaffer).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 17
    Samberg graduated from Berkeley High School in 1996, where he became interested in creative writing and has stated: "classes were the ones that I put all my effort into... that's what I cared about and that's what I ended up doing."
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on August 18, 1978.
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