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writer and same direc­tor so it’ll still be smart and funny and have the same core cast.”

Shoot­ing a big net­work sit­com is a very dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence to mak­ing small Bri­tish come­dies but Sam­berg says he prefers more in­ti­mate shoots.

He cut his teeth shoot­ing funny videos with close friends Akiva Schaf­fer and Jorma Tac­cone for The Lonely Is­land web­site (check it out, it’s still funny and still go­ing), and has made shoe­string in­die fea­tures like Ce­leste­andJesseFor­ever.

“The dif­fer­ence re­ally is the food [cater­ing] and if you’re in a trailer or not and those things don’t re­ally mat­ter, in the end it’s just a cam­era and what per­for­mance you’re giv­ing in front of it,” he says. Six years ago Sam­berg used his fame to wan­gle him­self a back­stage pass to meet singer Joanna New­som af­ter one of her con­certs. “I am the num­ber one Joanna New­som groupie,” he says. “It didn’t hurt that she had seen my com­edy and was a big com­edy fan.” The cou­ple mar­ried last year and in March they moved into Char­lie Chap­lin’s for­mer man­sion in Beach­wood Canyon LA. Just don’t ask him to talk about it …

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