Watch Andy Samberg's Inspirational ISA Tribute To Survivors Of 2016

Last year was pretty tough. 2016 was a vile beast that claimed the lives of Prince, David Bowie, and Fidel Castro. But that also means that we all survived. And Andy Samberg wasn't about to let us all living go by without a Pearl Jam-inspired tribute. The comedian performed "I'm Still Alive" while dressed as Eddie Vedder.
Samberg paid tribute to the living, like noted surviving people Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, and Viggo Mortensen. Heroic people, all, and a moving tribute to their continued presence on earth.
As awards shows go, the Independent Spirit Awards are pretty good. They're the scrappy underdog, which lets them do smart things like letting John Mulaney and Nick Kroll host. Those two might not be starry enough for the Oscars, but they're more innovative than, like, Jimmy Kimmel. Also, it's super weird that there's an awards show at which Matt Damon is the biggest star.
Advertisement
The comedy song is one of those chances. Is it good? Is it bad? Who knows. We're not to say.
But it's here. You can watch it, and celebrate the fact that you and these celebrities survived 2016. Or we could bemoan the fact that we made it through last year and actually have to live through the funhouse mirror world that we seem to have tripped and fallen into. Or maybe we all died, and this is hell, and we just don't know it yet. Or there's been a countrywide gas leak and this is just all a horrible hallucination.
Truly, the possibilities are staggering.
Advertisement

More from Movies

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.