These days, he's a Hollywood superstar, responsible for a slate of classic comedies along with his new blockbuster, "You Don't Mess With The Zohan." And, of course, he'll also be the receipient of the Generation Award at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards this Sunday. But long before that, he was just an upstart comedian from Brooklyn, and that's where our paths first crossed when Sandler auditioned to be an MTV VJ. We showed this video to Sandler when we met him this week; now we're giving it to you. Enjoy.
The MTV Movie Awards will air live on MTV on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, with MTV News' "Coming Attractions" preshow kicking the evening off at 7:30 p.m. ET! Meanwhile, stay tuned to the MTV Movies Blog and MovieAwards.MTV.com.