Shark Week Gets Funny: Andy Samberg Named ‘Chief Shark Officer’

by | April 20, 2011 at 12:06 PM | Shark Week

Andy Samberg (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Andy Samberg (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Because a week-long celebration of savage ocean dwelling apex predators isn’t hilarious enough on its own, Discovery is appointing Andy Samberg emcee of this summer’s 24th annual Shark Week. As “Chief Shark Officer” – which has the odd ring of an SNL character – Samberg’s duties will include starring in Shark Week commercials, hosting a Shark Week special, and possibly even swimming with, yep – sharks. (Where are the laser cats when you need them?) “I’m overjoyed about being appointed CSO,” Samberg said via press release. “Everyone loves Shark Week. It’s the Bill Cosby of week-long television blocks dedicated to sea animals.”

Maybe Andy Won’t Be As Terrified As Craig Ferguson:

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