Fans of American Elf‘s James Kochalka won’t want to miss out on the interview AV Club did, which answers several pertinent questions: what does a junior high comic war look like? What’s it like working on a video game side-scroller? And was that really Andy Samberg in the monkey suit for that music video he did?
He was the monkey. It was before he was famous; he was in college with the filmmaker who made the movie, and they made it while they were friends in college.
A guy who’s played in my band, Neil Cleary, was at a bar trivia contest, and a question came up, “What music video stars Andy Samberg in a gorilla suit?” It was a 50-point question or something, and he was like, “I can’t believe they wrote this question just for me!” He won the contest.