SAMBERG LOVES NEWSOM
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 …