The Independent Spirit Awards are fast approaching, and while that means many of your more under-seen and modestly budgeted favorite films of last year may finally be getting their due, it also holds the promise of a more fun and freewheeling alternative to the drag that is the Oscars ceremony. This year Andy Samberg takes over the hosting mantle from folks like Seth Rogen and Joel McHale, and IFC has just released two trailers that showcase Samberg's surrealist sense of humor that will hopefully be on full display at the ceremony.

You can watch Samberg sprout bear legs and give himself a staredown below. The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards air on Saturday, February 23rd at 10 PM ET on IFC with "Beasts of the Southern WIld," "Bernie," "Keep the Lights On," "Moonrise Kingdom," and "Silver Linings Playbook" fighting it out for Best Picture. Presenters include Anna Kendrick, Zoe Saldana, Common, Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Jason Bateman, Rashida Jones, Salma Hayek, Channing Tatum, Kerry Washington, Kyle MacLachlan and Zachary Booth.

By Mark Lukenbill