June 25, 2012 12:00 PM

>YOU PLAY ADAM SANDLER’S SON IN THAT’S MY BOY. DESTINY?

He’s been my hero since seventh grade. Our names are so similar. I used to do stand-up, and they’d say, “Adam Sandlerberg!” As an inside joke on SNL, I started calling myself Adam Sandwich. There is no one I would rather be mistaken for.

WHAT IS A SANDLER-SAMBERG SHOOT LIKE?

It was basically me sitting two feet away from him gazing at him lovingly. I was nervous at first. It was the same when I first started working at SNL. I was like, “If I can make Lorne Michaels laugh, my life will be made.” Then, once you do it, it’s like a drug. [So] all I wanted to do all summer was make Sandler laugh.

DID YOU EVER LIVE THE STUDENT-TEACHER FANTASY LIKE ADAM’S CHARACTER IN THE FILM?

I definitely threw my hat in the ring a few times. Like, “Hey, if you wanna deflower a little nerd, I’m open season.” But it never went down.

WHAT IS ADAM LIKE AS A DAD?

In real life, he’s a really sweet dad—it’s actually kind of crazy. His vibe in this movie is so crass and dirt-baggy, but when you see him with his daughters he’s a heart melter.

SO YOU’RE LEAVING SNL. WHAT’S NEXT?

I’m doing a comedy called Cuckoo on BBC. I play an American who marries a British girl. The dream is to have my own production company, the way Sandler does with his buddies.

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