Drink + Dine

Andy Samberg’s Best in Culinary Comedy to Celebrate the Umami “Samberger”

October 3, 2014
Written by: Yasha Wallin

Emmy and Golden Globe award winning writer, actor and comedian, Andy Samberg can now add burger creator to his list of achievements. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor has teamed up with Umami Burger to unveil the “Samberger,” a juicy signature burger featuring sport peppers, roasted tomatoes, chopped Umami dill pickles, a kombu relish, and roasted garlic aioli. Inspired by Chicago style hot dogs, Samberg’s idea was to put all the dog’s delicious toppings onto a burger, and voilà. It “literally has nothing to do with me. But it tasted really good so we went with it,” the comedian jokes of the Windy City’s influence on his dish.

Not only does it taste great, $1 of every “Samberger” sold will benefit The Center for Early Intervention on Deafness (CEID) in Berkeley, California. Now available at Umami Burgers nationwide, including of course, the newly opened Wicker Park location in Chicago. So to get you in the “Samberger” spirit, we rounded up a few of Andy Samberg’s best in culinary comedy, below.

It doesn’t get better than comedy heavyweights Samberg and Jimmy Fallon tasting the “Samberger” on live TV.

Eating cupcakes and watching the Chronicles of Narnia is how Samberg spends his “Lazy Sunday” in this Saturday Night Live digital short.

Here, Samberg gets upstaged by a taco and hilarity ensues.

In between frying an egg, collecting bags of cash, playing Jenga, Samberg, aka “Davvincii” proves he’s the best bass dropping DJ the world has ever seen.

Here, the funny man makes Baked Alaska with Martha Stewart with mixed results.

One of Samberg’s weirder skits, he takes to the streets to punch people right before eating.