Andy Samberg to host Independent Spirit Awards

Dec. 11, 2012 at 4:17 PM
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Comic actor-writer Andy Samberg is to serve as host of the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., IFC announced Tuesday.

The event honoring the best in American low-budget film for 2012 is to take place Feb. 23.

Samberg's hiring was announced by Film Independent co-presidents Sean McManus and Josh Welsh.

"The moment I heard Andy's name, I knew we had our host for the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards," said McManus in a statement. "He's one of the most funny young comedic actors working today and having him join us in celebrating this year's exceptional films and talented film-making artists is a true honor."

"Andy Samberg is an amazing comedian, just as offbeat as IFC," said IFC President and General Manager Jennifer Caserta. "We're thrilled that he's hosting this year's Spirit Awards. This is a real treat for our viewers."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Flo Rida to perform during Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Kourtney Kardashian's beau Scott Disick seen partying in Monte Carlo
Watch Kate Hudson sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' for the 4th of July
Vanessa Williams has 4th of July wedding
Christopher Reeve's daughter gives birth to a son, names him Christopher