Andy Samberg is on a somewhat interesting winning streak for an SNL alum. Not is Brooklyn Nine-Nine a great show, but his movie efforts have largely been solid as well.
Now, teaming up with several comedians and Judd Apatow, Samberg is daring to take on the world of ludicrous, talentless popstars, which runs the risk of irritating certain demographics.
In Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Samberg plays Conner4Real, because of course, a singer who is living the new American dream – being rich and famous, basically for no reason.
His shows are wild spectacles of mindless… spectacle, and he has an entourage that would bankrupt a small nation. Apparently something along the lines of a mockumentary, the film showcases the crisis that ensues when Conner4Real’s second album bombs.
Oddly, the trailer isn’t exactly hilarious itself, spending most of its time making sure it gets all the co-stars on screen in the available time, but it still sells the film well, which looks hilarious.
Take a minute to revel in your hate of pop culture, and let us know what you think.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Trailer
Universal Pictures’ Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is headlined by musical digital-shorts superstars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, collectively known as The Lonely Island. The comedy goes behind the scenes as singer/rapper Conner4Real (Samberg) faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all.
The latest comedy from blockbuster producer Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Superbad, Knocked Up) co-stars Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows and Maya Rudolph and many of the biggest names in comedy and music in cameo performances. Co-directed by Schaffer and Taccone and written by The Lonely Island trio, Popstar is also produced by Rodney Rothman (producer of Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall; co-writer of 22 Jump Street), as well as Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone.
- Andy Samberg
- Jorma Taccone
- Akiva Schaffer
- Sarah Silverman
- Tim Meadows
- Maya Rudolph
- Joan Cusack
Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone