Andy Samberg and Chris Hardwick Unwrap Web Comedy

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For Wired’s Humor Issue, Andy Samberg discusses web comedy with Chris Hardwick of The Nerdist, exploring the intricacies of how to deliver a dick in a box unto the people. Samberg reminisces how Lonely Island started making videos on the cheap, his SNL audition (“It was very silly. You’re supposed to do impressions and characters, and I basically had none. So I did a lot of stand-up and tried to show how I was a dumbass.”) and how a YouTube video of Jay Pharaoh’s celebrity impressions basically got him hired. While the emergence of the internet has vastly complicated issues of copyright/ getting paid for your work, Samberg maintains that some things remain a constant:  “People like jokes about jizz.”