Andy Samberg MTV Movie Awards 2009 Host

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This just in: Saturday Night Live comic Andy Samberg will host the 18th annual MTV Movie Awards, airing live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. on Sunday May 31.

This will be Andy’s first time as host of the show.

“I’m super excited to host the movie awards,” Andy said in a press statement released on Monday. “I grew up watching the show and a lot of the past hosts are heroes of mine. Plus my friends and I were writers for the show prior to working at SNL, so it will be a sweet and satisfying homecoming.”

“I can’t wait to act really important,” he continued.

Network bosses have complete confidence in Andy’s ability to get the job done.

“Andy’s connection with the MTV audience is so strong…it’s electric,” said Stephen Friedman, General Manager of MTV. “We can’t wait to see what subversive take he’ll have on our audience’s favorite movies of the year. We, like Andy’s many fans, are thrilled he’s decided to grace MTV with his unique talent.”

In 2007, Andy and Justin Timberlake won a Creative Arts Emmy for their SNL sketch “Dick In A Box.”

Andy is currently starring alongside Paul Rudd and Jason Segel in the new comedy I Love You Man, opening in theaters this Friday.

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