Saturday Night Live’s Andy Samberg is gettin’ psyched to host Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards. “I listen to a lot of ‘Eye of the Tiger,’” he jokes to MTV News, about how he’s preppin’ for the big night. “I’m staying at a hotel, but I don’t care about the neighbors. I’ll just blast it out at 6 a.m.” While his comments are lighthearted, we imagine the star is taking his hosting duties seriously. After all, this is where the actor got his start, serving as a writer for the show in 2005 alongside Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, his partners in comedy crime. He says, “we wrote for Lindsay Lohan one year and Jimmy Fallon the next. Jimmy was actually the one who recommended us to SNL, so it’s a real full circle.”
Awww. But don’t let Samberg’s sentimental side fool you. His stint on the MTV stage is gonna be all about the funny stuff (Dick In a Box, Motherlover, Lazy Sunday – you know the drill) for which he and the Lonley Island gang are known. “It’s going to be action packed,” Samberg says about the Awards. “There’s going to be some surprises — nothing I can divulge, but it will involve celebrities. It’s going to be great. There’s going to be some pre-taped stuff, some digital shorts-style stuff, and a lot of fun collaborations.”
Check out the promo short Andy did with the adorable Rashida Jones above, and tune in to the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday night, at 9PM EST.