“I feel really relaxed,” he told MTV News. “I got my game face on, my Rocky face. … [I have] an older dude massaging me, but that’s pretty standard.”
Samberg may not want to get too relaxed, given how he’s described his show opener. “It’s volatile,” he said. “It’s gonna excite people. It’s sexy. It’s gonna titillate. It’s disgusting, and plenty of celebrities are in it. I’m in it also.”
He jokingly added that despite all the craziness expected to happen during the show and behind the scenes, “I’m not into excitable things. I just like to relax.”
(As for what might happen during Samberg’s performance, head over to the Newsroom Blog to find out!)
Of the slew of celebrities expected to appear at the show, Samberg does have an idea of some people he’d really like to meet, including Jim Carrey, who he says is one of his heroes. He’s also hoping to talk to one of the night’s big musical performers. “Eminem for sure,” he said. “I’ve been down with his stuff for a long time.”
Samberg won’t be the only comedian in the room with the likes of Danny McBride, Will Ferrell and Carrey expected to show up, but the “SNL” star is confident he’ll kick their butts in the funny department, at least for one night.
“I’m a smash them,” he said. “Tonight’s my night. You get out of my way, other nice, funny guys.’ ”
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