Actor, Comedian, Rapper & Writer; Former member of "Saturday Night Live" & Currently in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Andy Samberg is an actor, comedian, rapper and writer best known as a member of the comedy group, The Lonely Island and as a former cast member of “Saturday Night Live.” On “Saturday Night Live,” he and The Lonely Island have been credited with popularizing the Emmy-winning “SNL” Digital Shorts, the comical short films and…
Andy Samberg is an actor, comedian, rapper and writer best known as a member of the comedy group, The Lonely Island and as a former cast member of “Saturday Night Live.” On “Saturday Night Live,” 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.
As a film actor, Samberg has appeared in “Hot Rod,” “Space Chimps,” “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” “I Love You, Man” as well as “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and “That’s My Boy.”
Samberg was born in Mill Valley, California to Margi, an elementary school teacher who taught at Old Mill School, and Joe Samberg, a photographer. He grew up in a Jewish household and his maternal grandfather, Alfred J. Marrow, served as the executive chair of the American Jewish Congress. He was “weaned” on Jewish comedy as a child, in particular, Mel Brooks.
Samberg graduated from Berkeley High School in 1996. He went to college at UC Santa Cruz for two years before transferring to NYU for film school. He majored in experimental film, where he starred as “Monkey” in the short film entitled “Monkey vs. Robot.”
Samberg is a member of the comedy troupe The Lonely Island (along with Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) whose debut album “Incredibad” was released in 2009. The trio began writing for “Saturday Night Live” in 2005. He also hosted the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.
For the December 17, 2005, “SNL” show, he and Chris Parnell starred in the Digital Short “Lazy Sunday,” a nerdcore hip hop song performed by two Manhattanites on a quest to see the film “The Chronicles of Narnia.” 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. Samberg has found success with the song “Jizz in My Pants,” which has garnered over 91 million views on YouTube. His comedy troupe’s collaboration with T-Pain, “I’m on a Boat,” has had over 48 million views on YouTube after debuting on February 7, 2009 and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009. The Lonely Island’s second album, “Turtleneck & Chain,” shot to number one on both the US Comedy and Rap charts.
Recently, Sandberg starred alongside Adam Sandler in “That’s My Boy,” and he’s set to appear in the upcoming film The To Do List. He also stars in the new FOX comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” a single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a detective who doesn’t take anything seriously gets a new “by-the-book” boss who wants him to grow up and respect the badge.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
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Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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