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For A More Civilized Age

Andy Samberg Spoke at Harvard, So Watch This Instead of Thinking About That’s My Boy [Video]

This is not a commencement speech for Harvard‘s new graduates. Nor is Andy Samberg receiving any kind of honorary degree. Nope, he’s just speaking at the university’s Class Day, being funny, bestowing some thoughtful advice upon Harvard graduates who probably have nothing to worry about. It’s 21 minutes of Andy Samberg that doesn’t involve Adam Sandler as his horrible father, so I highly recommend it. And yes, he does Mark Wahlberg and Nicolas Cage, and that’s reason enough to watch.

(Harvard Magazine on YouTube)

so long and thanks for all the fish

“Lazy Sunday 2″: Andy Samberg’s Final Digital Short [Video]

If there’s another Saturday Night Live departure I’m sad about, it’s Andy Samberg‘s. I can’t tell you how the Digital Shorts saved my sanity a few years back, and probably the sanity of others. And while I’m psyched to see what Hollywood has in store for Young Sandwich, it’ll be a slightly less raptastic weekend for all of us from now on. Samberg’s departure is still not officially confirmed, but he said all we needed to hear in his (presumably) final video as a cast member: “That’s how Imma finish it!” We present to you “Lazy Sunday 2,” featuring Chris Parnell, who wants you to know that he’s been working out a lot.

Best of wishes, and hugs & air kisses!

(via Saturday Night Live)

Officially Official

Kristen Wiig Leaves Saturday Night Live In an Emotional Goodbye

What’s been rumor for a while now has finally been confirmed — after seven seasons on NBC‘s Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig is moving on. Last year, the superstar comedian proved she could draw an audience beyond the late-night institution with her script for and performance in Bridesmaids, the former of which got her an Oscar nomination. So, yes — it will be sad to see Wiig’s brand of demented but lovable characters gone from Saturday nights. But she’s going to be just fine. That doesn’t mean that some of us, including Wiig, didn’t cry about it, though.

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Romance

Because It’s Nearly Valentine’s Day: We’re Gonna Make Technology Hump [Video]

Yay! After debuting with Emma Stone in November, “We’re Gonna Make Technology Hump” is now a recurring sketch! This week, Saturday Night Live host Zooey Deschanel joins Andy Samberg in watching/making technology hump! I hope this gets its own movie. Because ’80s-era technology humping is soooo weird and hairy, amirite? Retrotastic!

I swear, I’m not a perv for Duck Hunt shooters.

(via Saturday Night Live)

For A More Civilized Age

Another Glorious Video From Stand Up to Cancer Featuring Celebrity Geeks

Back in September, we showed you the first video by Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) featuring a slew of celebrities acting out scenes from Star Wars like an adorable bunch of nerds. The organization teamed up with Lucasfilm for the promotion, and now they’ve released another! This one features a behind-the-scenes look at the first one, plus some more touching stories about how the actors — Bill Hader, Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Emma Stone, Aziz Ansari, Jaime King, Zach Galifinakis, Ken Jeong, and Samuel L. Jackson — have been affected by cancer in their lives.

(Stand Up to Cancer via Big Shiny Robot)

Previously in Stand Up to Cancer

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The Boob Tube

Saturday Night Live Totally Geeked Out Last Night

Last night was Emma Stone‘s second time hosting Saturday Night Live, and there’s a good reason she was invited back: she is very, very funny. But if she was going to be talking about The Amazing Spider-Man, then we were definitely going to be paying attention. And she did! And while I’m having extremely mixed feelings on her Gilda Radner-inspired bumper (pictured above), there was some pretty sweet geek material to talk about. Get ready for some Spidey action and technology — humping!

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Melissa McCarthy’s SNL Hosting Gig Got Strong Ratings

The reviews are pouring in for Melissa McCarthy‘s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live last night, and they are a little crazy. In a good way. Generally, this time of the year, SNL‘s ratings drop off after the season premiere. This year, the ratings went up, by 4%. That’s a pretty big deal. Especially considering that the season premiere was hosted by perennial favorite — and now hosting record holder — Alec Baldwin. And if you’re wondering if McCarthy was a shrinking violet of a host, playing a lot of straight parts and letting the cast get the laughs, you’d be greatly mistaken.

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Melissa McCarthy Hosts SNL Tonight, Watch Her Promos Here! [Video]

It’s always great to see a woman host Saturday Night Live, but it’s even better when that woman is a wonderful comedian. It is the Year of Melissa McCarthy after she killed it in Bridesmaids and then went ahead and won an Emmy for her work on Mike & Molly. Here’s to hoping she gets some good sketches tonight! Above, her promos with Andy Samberg, and after the jump, her promos with Kristen Wiig.

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it's time to play the music

Joy of the Day: Jimmy Fallon, Andy Samberg, and Elmo

Elmo took up a guest spot on last night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, engaged in a bit of monologuing, and revealed that there’s definitely something strange between him and Andy Samberg.

Sesame Street’s 42nd consecutive season debuted this weekend, and focuses on a STEM curriculum (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), so as you might have noticed, that’s right up our alley. Or street.

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: An Amazing Welsh Star Trek Lesbian Wedding

This might be the most specific instance of glorious and heartwarming geekery we’ve ever posted. The brides, Anita Bayliss and Margaret Wood, met on a Star Trek forum online (that was run by Wood) and fell in love. Fourteen years later, they held their wedding at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales and required every guest to show up in a Star Trek costume. We wish them nothing but the very best and that they live long and prosper together for the rest of their years. (via Blastr)

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