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The Lonely Island: saluting 15 of their finest moments

Gem Wheeler Jan 12, 2017

Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone are comedy trio The Lonely Island. Here are just some of their finest songs and sketches...

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping was – yep, it’s time to call it - the funniest film of 2016. For those who blinked a little too long and didn’t catch it on its brief appearance in UK cinemas, the DVD release is your chance to find out what you’ve missed: a hilarious parody of current pop music’s excesses that blends acerbic criticism of predatory gossip shows and social media mobs with a sweet story of three feuding rappers struggling to mend their friendship. The fact that this touching tale also features Seal fending off a pack of wolves, Justin Timberlake dressed as a fish, and a bagpiper playing a lament at a beloved pet turtle’s Viking-inspired funeral comes as no surprise
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Popstar Has Full-Frontal Nudity From A Hollywood A-Lister

The upcoming musical parody movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping looks to be Spinal Tap for a viral generation. The mock pop-umentary comes from the minds of The Lonely Island and as such it.s filled with hilarious songs and dozens of celebrity cameos. If anyone was curious how lewd a movie written by the guys who wrote the songs I Just Had Sex and Jizz In My Pants would be, rest assured the raunch will be dialed pretty high. And one of the raunchy things you can expect to see in the movie is full frontal nudity. Specifically, full frontal nudity from a certain Hollywood A-lister. If you were hoping for Adam Levine you might be dissapointed, because comedy director superstar Judd Apatow is going full frontal in Pop Star.   Judd Apatow, arguably the biggest modern day comedy director, served as a mentor for The Lonely Island, as well
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Popstar: Never Stop Stopping Debuts Music Video For Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)

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The Lonely Island’s latest feature, Popstar: Never Stop Stopping, promises a pitch perfect parody of music documentaries, and like any movie of this ilk, it needs some top quality songs to go along with the potshots. Thankfully, the band know a thing or about comedy songs, having given us 'I’m On A Boat and 'Jizz In My Pants', and they have released the hilarious first music video from Andy Samberg’s Justin Bieber-like Conner4Real, 'Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)', where he relates the tale of a girl who wanted him to nail her like the U.S. Military nailed Osama Bin Laden. Yes, it’s amazing as it sounds. Released: June 3rdSynopsis: Universal PicturesPopstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is headlined by musical digital-shorts superstars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, collectively known as The Lonely Island. The comedy goes behind the scenes as
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The Lonely Island Drops By “The Tonight Show” For “I’m On a Boat” With Classroom Instruments: Watch Here!

As one of the hottest parody groups of the last few decades, The Lonely Island has an impressive array of hits, and last night (May 16) Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone paid a visit to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” for a memorable performance.

The “J*zz In My Pants” singers grabbed The Roots band and Fallon himself for a classroom instruments rendition of “I’m On a Boat,” and everyone had a blast.

Meanwhile, the Lonely Island boys will star in the forthcoming film “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” slated to hit theaters on June 3rd. Check the clip!
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Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island Film Titled ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’

Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island Film Titled ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’
Universal Pictures has titled its Lonely Island comedy “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.”

The film stars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Samberg portrays singer/rapper Conner4Real, who faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops. Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows and Maya Rudolph also star.

The movie is co-directed by Schaffer and Taccone with Judd Apatow on board to produce with Rodney Rothman, Samberg, Taccone and Schaffer. It hits theaters on June 3.

The Lonely Island appeared on “Saturday Night Live” from 2005 to 2011, when Samberg was a cast member and Taccone and Schaffer were writers. They are best known for producing the music videos “Lazy Sunday,” “Dick in a Box,” “Jizz in My Pants,” “Like a Boss” and “I’m on a Boat.”

The Lonely Island also released the 2009 album “Incredibad” and 2011’s “Turtleneck & Chain,” with songs from “SNL” such as “I Just Had Sex” featuring Akon, “The
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Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island Movie Set for June 3, 2016

Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island Movie Set for June 3, 2016
Universal has scheduled its untitled Lonely Island movie, starring Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, for June 3.

The comedy-musical project is co-directed by Schaffer and Taccone with Judd Apatow on board to produce with Rodney Rothman as well as Samberg, Taccone and Schaffer.

The group worked from 2005 to 2011 on “Saturday Night Live,” when Samberg was a cast member and Taccone and Schaffer were writers. They are best known for producing musicvideos “Lazy Sunday,” “Dick in a Box,” “Jizz in My Pants,” “Like a Boss” and “I’m on a Boat.”

The Lonely Island also released the 2009 album “Incredibad” and 2011’s “Turtleneck & Chain,” with songs from “SNL” such as “I Just Had Sex” featuring Akon, “The Creep” featuring Nicki Minaj and “Jack Sparrow” featuring Michael Bolton.

Apatow has been a prolific producer of comedies for Universal with “Knocked Up,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Bridesmaids,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Get Him to the Greek,
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Lonely Island Pic Called Conner4Real; Tim Meadows Joins Cast

The title of The Lonely Island’s feature-length comedy has been revealed, and it’s suitably weird. Conner4Real will find the satirical musicians playing members of a broken-up boy band, who reunite when one member’s (Andy Samberg) rap album is an embarrassing, possibly career-killing bomb. Today also brings word that Tim Meadows, another Saturday Night Live alum, has joined the cast.

Meadows, recently seen in canceled NBC comedy Marry Me, will play Harry, the rapper’s irrepressibly optimistic yet heavily overworked manager, who encourages the rapper to get back together with his old bandmates (Jorma Taccone and Akiva Shaffer).

Judd Apatow is producing the pic, which was directed by Taccone and Schaffer (who previously delivered comedies Hot Rod and MacGruber). The film is being envisioned as a skewering of content-light musical documentaries like Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, One Direction: This Is Us and Katy Perry: Part of Me.
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The Lonely Island Movie: Andy Samberg, Judd Apatow Teaming Up For Feature Film

The Lonely Island – the satirical comedy and music group featuring Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – currently has a movie in development with Judd Apatow onboard as a producer.

The Lonely Island Movie

Universal Pictures is developing The Lonely Island’s feature after acquiring a pitch from the group. Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone will star and produce the comedy along with Apatow (Knocked Up, Bridemaids, This Is 40).

The Lonely Island achieved fame during Samberg’s stint on Saturday Night Live, which ran from 2005 to 2011. Schaffer and Taccone were writers on the NBC comic sketch show. Among their best known music videos were for “D--k in a Box,” “I’m on a Boat,” “Jizz in My Pants,” “Like a Boss” and “Lazy Sunday.”

The Lonely Island has also released three albums – Incredibad (2009), Turtleneck & Chain (2011) and The Wack Album (2013). For The Wack Album, The Lonely Island was able to assemble an impressive roster of artists,
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Lonely Island Teams With Judd Apatow For Music World Set Feature Film

I can see the trailers and posters now: from the guys who brought you "Jizz In My Pants," "I Just Had Sex," "Jack Sparrow," "Motherlover," "I'm On A Boat" and "Lazy Sunday." And you know what? I'll be the first one in line for whatever they have cooking up. The Lonely Island — the music/digital short/movie team of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — are teaming up with producer Judd Apatow for a musical world set comedy film at Universal. That's about all the plot details there are, but Schaffer and Taccone will co-direct this mystery project, with both guys more than comfortable behind the camera. It won't be the trio's first time teaming up to make a movie. As cult comedy enthusiasts already know, they delivered the ridiculous "Hot Rod" in 2007, which while certainly not perfect, had more than a few worthwhile moments of hilarity. And since then,
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Flick in a Box: The Lonely Island are making a big-screen comedy with Judd Apatow

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Flick in a Box: The Lonely Island are making a big-screen comedy with Judd Apatow
The Lonely Island is heading to the big screen. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone are set to star in and produce an untitled feature for Universal Pictures and producer Judd Apatow, according to Deadline. The film, which will be co-directed by Schaffer and Taccone, is set in the music world, though no other details are available at this time. Originally formed in Berkeley, California, The Lonely Island rose to stardom during their six-year stint on "Saturday Night Live" (Samberg as a cast member and Taccone and Schaffer as writers), where the group's music video parodies including "Jizz in My Pants," "Lazy Sunday," "I Just Had Sex" and the Emmy-winning "Dick in a Box" enjoyed breakout success with "SNL" viewers and online. The trio's latest single, “Everything is Awesome" from "The Lego Movie," reached a peak of No. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year. In addition, the group
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'Lonely Island' Musical Comedy Movie Coming from Judd Apatow

'Lonely Island' Musical Comedy Movie Coming from Judd Apatow
The Lonely Island comedy trio, comprised of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, have signed on to develop an untitled comedy feature for Universal Pictures, with Judd Apatow attached to produce.

The comedy will be set in the music world, although no other plot details were given. The trio will all star in the project, with Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone set to co-direct.

Lonely Island came into prominence though a number of Saturday Night Live Digital Shorts such as Lazy Sunday, Dick in a Box, Jizz in My Pants, Like a Boss and I'm on a Boat. They all worked on SNL from 2005 to 2011, when Andy Samberg was a cast member and Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone served as writers. They also released albums Incredibad in 2009, Turtleneck and Chain in 2011 and last year's The Wack Album.

Akiva Schaffer previously directed the feature comedies Hot Rod and The Watch,
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The Lonely Island Movie Set Up at Universal; Judd Apatow to Produce

The time has come for The Lonely Island movie. Universal has acquired an untitled comedy project from the Lonely Island trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, with Schaffer and Taccone onboard to co-direct. THR reports that the three will also star in the movie, which takes place in the music world. Additionally, Judd Apatow will produce the film alongside Samberg, Schaffer, and Taccone. Further details are unknown at this time (like whether they'll be playing wholly original characters or versions of their Lonely Island selves), but the prospect of seeing a music-centric film from the brains behind “Dick in a Box”, “Lazy Sunday”, and “Jizz in My Pants” is wonderfully exciting. More after the jump. This isn’t the first time that Schaffer or Taccone will have been behind the camera, as they each directed a bounty of SNL Digital Shorts, Schaffer helmed the films Hot Rod and The Watch,
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Andy Samberg’s The Lonely Island Movie in the Works with Judd Apatow Producing

Andy Samberg’s The Lonely Island Movie in the Works with Judd Apatow Producing
Universal Pictures is developing an untitled movie with the comedy group The Lonely Island, composed of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

The studio has acquired a pitch from the trio, which will star in and produce the comedy set in the world of music. Universal-based Judd Apatow is also producing.

The group worked from 2005 to 2011 on “Saturday Night Live,” when Samberg was a cast member and Taccone and Schaffer were writers. They are best known for producing musicvideos “Lazy Sunday,” “Dick in a Box,” “Jizz in My Pants,” “Like a Boss” and “I’m on a Boat.”

The Lonely Island also released the 2009 album “Incredibad” and 2011’s “Turtleneck & Chain,” with songs from “SNL” such as “I Just Had Sex” featuring Akon, “The Creep” featuring Nicki Minaj and “Jack Sparrow” featuring Michael Bolton.

In January, the group inked a deal with Fox to develop TV shows on digital platforms for the network.
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Andy Samberg hosts 'Saturday Night Live' finale this weekend: Talk about it here!

Andy Samberg hosts 'Saturday Night Live' finale this weekend: Talk about it here!
Nearly a decade after launching the revolution, Andy Samberg returns to reign over the world he created.

Let’s back up. Samberg joined the cast of SNL in September 2005, just a month after his 27th birthday. Nobody really knew who he was, though, until December 17 of that year, when The Lonely Island’s second-ever Digital Short, “Lazy Sunday,” premiered — and almost immediately became an Internet sensation. Sure, it helped that the short’s debut coincided with the rise of YouTube, which had launched in February of 2005, and its “white guys rapping about mundane stuff” premise gave plenty of fodder for homages and parodies – but really,
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