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The Lonely Island

The Lonely Island


Famous as :

Comedy group

Birth Place :

Berkeley, California, USA

Claim to fame :

Debut album "Incredibad" (2009)


Friends since childhood, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg coined their name in the industry from the cramped west coast apartment they shared as comic start-ups. "The three of us have been friends forever," said Samberg. "Since junior high and high school, and then we all eventually moved in together, starting out, basically, doing joke music. Our first projects were always about mixing music with comedy."

Their willingness to embrace the digital possibilities of comedy was christened by the launch of their own website in 2001. The group showcased their music and comedic talents by creating webisodes and digital shorts. In 2005, they were invited to write portions of the MTV Movie Awards, which Jimmy Fallon hosted. Impressed with the group's material, he brought the trio to the attention of Lorne Michaels, who later signed them on "Saturday Night Live".

Latest News

The Lonely Island Movie Is Coming With Judd Apatow as Producer

August 08, 2014 03:43:01 GMT

is getting their own movie. Variety reports that Universal Picture has acquired the untitled The Lonely Island project that will star the comedy trio consisting of , Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

Artist of the Week: The Lonely Island

July 01, 2013 06:17:52 GMT

offers their newest studio creation with "". Repeating the same formula used in the previous efforts by mixing music, comedy and heavyweight guests, the troupe went all the way to the top 10 on Billboard Hot 200.

Sean Combs and Paul Rudd 'Go Kindergarten' in The Lonely Island and Robyn's Music Video

June 12, 2013 03:53:09 GMT

has just dropped the official music video for "Go Kindergarten" featuring , Sean Combs a.k.a and . In the 3-minute visuals, Combs and Rudd appear as best friends who come together to a nightclub. Rudd, who doesn't like attending clubs, awkwardly joins his friend on the dance floor.

The Lonely Island Premieres 'Go Kindergarten', Reveals 'Wack Album' Tracklist

May 30, 2013 06:19:25 GMT

Following the -assisted, incest-filled jam "I F*cked My Aunt" and the grammatically-educational "Semicolon" featuring , boys namely , Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone drop another tune from their "Wack Wednesdays" series. Their funny new clip, "Go Kindergarten" featuring Swedish pop star , is the latest release going into the forthcoming arrival of "", due on June 11.

The Lonely Island Releases Funny New Single 'I F***ed My Aunt' Featuring T-Pain

May 16, 2013 09:25:06 GMT

The Lonely Island boys, , Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, joined by rapper debut their wacky new song "I F***ed My Aunt". The funny new single is the second track to be released off their "Wack Wednesdays" series, which kicked off last week with the star-studded video "Spring Break Anthem".

The Lonely Island, Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar Drop 'YOLO' Video

January 28, 2013 02:57:03 GMT

boys - , Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone - joined by frontman and rapper premiered their digital short "YOLO" in the January 26 episode of the hit variety show "" on NBC. The three-minute plus music video is about living carefully in a world filled with hazards.

Lonely Island's New Album to Feature Rihanna and Justin Timberlake

April 05, 2011 08:03:30 GMT

are preparing to release another studio album. The "" comedy troupe reportedly will line up A-list stars like and for the effort which is titled "".

The Lonely Island 'Just Had Sex' With Akon at Comedy Awards

March 28, 2011 02:11:58 GMT

finally had the chance to perform one of their "" digital shorts live. The rapping group comprised of and Jorma Taccone appeared at the first ever Comedy Awards on Saturday, March 26 together with to perform "I Just Had Sex".

Video: The Lonely Island Do 'The Creep' With Nicki Minaj

January 31, 2011 06:35:34 GMT

After teaming with in single "I Just Had Sex", now collaborate with for "The Creep", the second single of their upcoming sophomore set. They debuted the song in one of "" digital shorts over the weekend.

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