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W H AT ' S O N

CULTURE
ounter

Too hot to
think? Then
just relax as
we organise
July's social
schedule

saturday night fever
After seeing his sitcom saved,
Andy Samberg turns his
attentions to the big screen
One of the all-time great Saturday Night Live
cast members, Andy Samberg has boosted
YouTube viewership via his comedy band The
Lonely Island, and seen his sitcom Brooklyn
Nine-Nine rescued by NBC after a fan outcry
following its axing. Next up is franchise smash
Hotel Transylvania 3, alongside Adam Sandler
and the iconic Mel Brooks. No wonder he's
one of the happiest dudes we've talked to...
Andy Samberg is part of comedy
rap trio The Lonely Island, whose
most-watched YouTube video
(I Just had Sex, featuring Akon)
has been viewed 287 million times

YOU ALWAYS LOOK LIKE YOU'RE ENJOYING
YOURSELF. WHAT IS THE SECRET?
I wanted to be on SNL since I was eight and
I can't believe I get to do it for a living. If you
grew up wanting to play shortstop for the
New York Yankees, and then play shortstop
for the Yankees, everything else is icing.
I keep expecting a piano to fall on me from
the sky. I've had so many lucky moments that
it doesn't seem plausible. I try to be really
grateful and am really happy doing it.
HOW MOVING WAS BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
BEING SAVED BY PEOPLE POWER?
You said it perfectly - moving. The people
who make the show love making it, but we
didn't realise how far-reaching it was. When
we faced cancellation there was an
outpouring of heartbreak and we realised
we'd made something that affects people in
a personal way. We're so grateful!

WORDS: JAMES GILL, IMAGE: GETTY IMAGES

IT MUST BE LOVELY TO MAKE SOMETHING
LIKE HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA THAT ALL
AGES CAN ENJOY?
We get such good reactions from parents and
kids, and that's not something I ever thought
I'd be courting. But when it happens, it's
incredible and sweet. It's cool doing the voice
to someone's kid and they go: "Woah!"
WHICH SNL SKETCHES SHOULD OUR
READERS DROP THE MAG FOR AND WATCH
RIGHT NOW?
We did one called Great Days I'm very proud
of. It's a psychotic musical number... (for more
Samberg sketch picks, visit balance.media).

Hotel Transylvania 3 is in cinemas 27 July

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