Andy Samberg : biography
David A.J. "Andy" Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American comedic actor, voice actor, writer, rapper and member of the comedy group The Lonely Island. He is known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2013), where they 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. He also starred in Hot Rod, I Love You, Man, That's My Boy, and Celeste and Jesse Forever.
Before joining the late night comedy show SNL, Andy Samberg was a YouTube and Internet star. He first began making 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. "With respect to some of these YouTube stars, Hollywood talent agencies have recognized the revenue potential of these entertainers and are signing them into development deals."Burns, Kelli S. Celeb 2.0: How Social Media Foster Our Fascination with Popular Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2009. Print. He became a featured player on the show in part because of the work he'd done on his own sketch comedy website TheLonelyIsland.com. that helped them land an agent and eventually get hired at SNL.Rosenberg, Yuval. "Target: Dream Job." Fast Company 104.April 2006 (2006): 103–04. Fast Company. Washington, D.C. : Fast Co. Inc, 1 Apr. 2006. Web. 19 Sept. 2012. . Prior to joining its cast, Samberg was (and remains) a member of the comedy troupe The Lonely Island (along with Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer). The trio began writing for Saturday Night Live in 2005 and released their debut album, Incredibad, in 2009. Samberg has appeared in numerous theatrical films, commercials, music videos and has hosted special events, including the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. In 2012, Samberg delivered the Class Day speech at Harvard University. In September 2012, he plays Dale Ashbrick in a BBC Three comedy show, Cuckoo. He starred with Adam Sandler twice in That's My Boy and Hotel Transylvania. It was announced in May 2013 that he will star in a new comedy police show, Brooklyn 99 which is airing on FOX network and is set to premiere in September 2013.
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