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Andy Samberg Hosts "Shark Week" on Discovery Channel

Learn guitar chords for FREE through our new game Chord Master: Like us on Facebook! Visit the official Mahalo page: Andy Samberg is usually known for his comedic roles on "Saturday Night Live", not swimming with man-eating sharks. But that's exactly what the 32 year-old comedian will be doing during the Discovery channel's celebrated 24th annual "Shark Week" debuting July 31, 2011.?Samberg's title of Chief Shark Officer required him to bite off more than he could chew -- including a stunt where he fell backwards into shark-infested waters from a desk. "The pitch was that I would get to fly to the Bahamas and literally swim with sharks, and I was thinking there's no way I would ever have the balls do do that on my own, so I went for it." He admits falling backwards blindly into sharks, even if they're gentle Caribbean reef sharks, scared him. "But I had to just kind of ignore it. I went into Braveheart mode," Samberg told Entertainment Weekly in their June 17 issue. Since it's premiere in 1987, "Shark Week" has become cable's longest-running, and one of its most highly watched, events -- averaging over 20 million viewers each summer.? Sources:,,20385926_20456486,00.html#20973535,8599,2008020,00.html
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