Andy Samberg Joins Twitter Just in Time for Emmys Countdown

The “SNL” alum and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star lobbied for a ‘follow’ from his Lonely Island cohorts

Last Updated: August 29, 2015 @ 5:45 PM

Emmys host Andy Samberg has joined Twitter three weeks in advance of television’s biggest night.

For his first tweet, Samberg, who managed to secure @AndySamberg, asked @TheLonelyIsland to follow him. Of course, The Lonely Island is Samberg’s comedy troupe with Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.

Samberg has nearly 3,000 followers as of 10:20 a.m. and that number is expected to skyrocket throughout the day as his “Saturday Night Live” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” fans learn of his new account.

Ever the joker, Samberg chose a black-and-white shot of him nervously clutching a variety of liquor bottles for his profile picture.

See Samberg’s first tweet below and be sure to tune in and watch him host the Emmys on Sept. 20.

Read TheWrap Magazine’s cover story on Samberg where he reveals the 11 Secrets to his comedy success:

Andy Samberg Wrap cover