Akiva Schaffer

Lonely Island Movie Gets an Official Title, Adds SNL Veterans Tim Meadows and Sarah Silverman

by Britt Hayes May 19, 2015 @ 7:44 PM
One of the most pleasant surprises of the past week was learning about The Lonely Island’s upcoming comedy film, which the hilarious trio are co-producing with Judd Apatow. That’s already enough to guarantee our interest, but the film is slowly stacking its casting deck, recently adding Sarah Silverman, as well as fellow SNL veteran Tim Meadows, and British actress Imogen Poots. In addition, the movie now has an official title.

Andy Samberg and The Lonely Island Are Making a Movie with Judd Apatow

by Britt Hayes August 7, 2014 @ 7:01 PM
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We hope you Motherlovers are ready for this news: Andy Samberg and his pals from The Lonely Island are teaming up with Judd Apatow to make a movie. This news is so logical that we're surprised it didn't happen five years ago and isn't already an underrated comedy classic.

Akiva Schaffer Interview: 'The Watch' Director Talks Aliens, 'MacGruber 2' and Life After SNL

by Jennings Roth Cornet July 25, 2012 @ 8:14 AM
Akiva Schaffer at the premiere of 'The Watch' Photo Credit: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages
This weekend Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade and Jonah Hill are all that stands between us and a global apocalypse whose epicenter is suburban U.S.A., Costco, to be specific. So best stock up on your bulk items and close all accounts with your loved ones.
SNL’s Digital Shorts mastermind Akiva Schaffer directs the foursome in 20th Century Fox’s sci-fi comedy ‘The Watch,’ a film that  follows a neighborhood watch group as they attempt to stave off an alien invasion. We had the opportunity to speak with the director recently about transitioning away from his work on SNL, attempting to wrangle his cast and keeping a foothold in online comedy.