Watch: Samberg's Hilarious Indie Spirit Opening Sketch & Monologue

February 24, 2013
Source: The Playlist

Andy Samberg Indie Spirits

"The only awards ceremony watched by more people at the show than on actual television." Ha! The perfect way to kick off the Oscar comedy to come (or perhaps end the evening) is with a some industry comedy from the Indie Spirit Awards. We posted the winners last night, which mainly included Silver Linings Playbook taking too many wins. Before all that was revealed, the Santa Monica ceremony was opened by host Andy Samberg, who started with a great fake trailer for an indie hit, Bottle Cap, and continued with an even funnier 10-minute monologue about all the nominated features and independent film industry. See below.

Thanks to The Playlist for finding this embed of the opening to the 2013 Indie Spirit Awards ceremony. Samberg packs a punch with his jokes during the monologue, a lot of really great film-centric material that is worth watching if you love going to the cinema to see independent/foreign films. All the "Paul Rudd" jokes are hilarious, and this entire opening is one to remember. "Come on man, I want to see that Winter's Bone!" Ohhh who doesn't love John Hawkes, I'm so glad he later went on to win Best Actor at this show, a deserving win. I just hope the Oscar show is this good. For more info on the awards, visit

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments



G. on Feb 24, 2013


Quite funny

Carpola on Feb 25, 2013


I like Samberg but dick jokes just aren't funny.

ff on Feb 25, 2013


J.K. Simmons for the win.

JL on Feb 25, 2013

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