Yes, you read that right. Andy Samberg, aka Jake Peralta on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," member of the iconic parody band The Lonely Island (also featuring Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone), co-producer of the new Hulu show "Pen15", and notable SNL alum, is starring in new romcom — and I could not be more excited to see it.
He literally revolutionized meme culture with this video. media1.giphy.com
Skeptics might try and say that Samberg doesn't have the range. I'm here to dispute that. Andy has acted or lent his voice to multiple films of various genres, including "Hot Rod," the "Hotel Transylvania" saga, "Celeste and Jesse Forever" (aka C&JF;), "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs," and "Popstar: Never Stop Never Popping." While not all of his movies do spectacularly at the box office, ones like "Hot Rod" have become cult classics. Others have stated that his work in the romantic comedy C&JF; really displayed his acting abilities. I have no doubt that Andy can pull this off.
He's like cheese or a fine wine. Gets better with age. media2.giphy.com
Some of you may not even know the impact that Andy Samberg (and the Lonely Island) have made on pop culture, or why they're even relevant today. In 2005, they released the SNL skit "Lazy Sunday." It was one of the first videos to literally blow up overnight, and redefined virality. They had become superstars. Over the next few years, they released classics like "Natalie Raps," "Jack Sparrow," "I'm On A Boat," and the song that won them an Emmy, "D*** In A Box." They continue to subvert expectations and create great art while staying funny and true to themselves, and I think that's why they're still so loved today.
This boat is REAL!!!! media2.giphy.com
And another thing — Andy Samberg absolutely crushes it in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." I've already described my love for the show, but I don't think I've touched on how good of an actor Samberg is in it. I mean, have you seen his heart eyes?! He's going to crush his new movie. And did I mention he's 40 and still looks 25? What's not to love?
C&JF; is seriously so underrated. media2.giphy.com
I don't know how many Andy Samberg fans there are out there besides me and a very niche group of people, but that doesn't matter. We're here to support his career, and if that means going to see a very cheesy movie based around Palm Springs, that's exactly what we're going to do.