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SNL: Fred Armisen and Some Very Special Guests Start a ’70s Southern Jam Band

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by Britt Hayes 6 days ago
There were plenty of fantastic moments in SNL’s Season 41 finale, and while the last sketch of the night might not have been the most laugh-out-loud funny among them, it was definitely the most wonderful. Host Fred Armisen brought a few of his fellow SNL vets together along with a couple of special guests to form the perfect, subtly quirky ’70s southern jam band, complete with 20-something members and a tambourine or two.

The Lonely Island Brings ‘Popstar’ to SNL With a Hilarious New Digital Short

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by Britt Hayes 6 days ago
It may seem like it’s been forever since The Lonely Island delivered a new Digital Short on SNL, but it’s only been a little over a year (which is like, eight years in Adult Time). In any case, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone are back with their latest music offering, this one taken straight from their upcoming film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping — which also happens to be an early contender for the best movie title of the year.

The Lonely Island Tones It Down for ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’ Green-Band Trailer

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by Charles Bramesco March 14, 2016 @ 10:41 AM
The Lonely Island’s upcoming music mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping won’t start never stopping until June 3, but Universal has already released a green-band trailer for the eyeballs too innocent for last week’s red-band delight. The newly released spot covers most of the same territory as the previously released trailer, introducing the intricate network of assistants in the orbit of pop sensation Conner4Real (Andy Samberg) and the star-studded roster of performers who will portray them.

FOX’s Lonely Island ‘Party Over Here’ Refused to Compete With SNL

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 8, 2016 @ 1:05 PM
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Many have tried to compete with SNL in the realm of Saturday sketch comedy, though few ever shared as much DNA as FOX’s upcoming Lonely Island-produced Party Over Here. It took us aback to see Andy Samberg going against his former boss, but the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star reveals that the group made sure their series wouldn’t compete in the SNL timeslot, or move forward without Lorne Michaels’ approval.

FOX Eyes Saturday Night Sketch Comedy With The Lonely Island

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 4, 2016 @ 4:41 PM
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Welp, with MadTV old enough to celebrate a 20-year anniversary (and otherwise off the air to boot), it was only a matter of time SNL found itself with a little Saturday night competition. Still - gasp! - former SNL dream team The Lonely Island will lead the charge of FOX’s new sketch comedy rival, Party Over Here.

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

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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

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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.

Exclusive: 'MacGruber 2' In the Works?

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by Mike Sampson May 21, 2012 @ 3:47 PM
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'MacGruber' didn't make much of an impact when it hit theaters back in 2010. In fact, the headline the morning after was "'MacGruber' Bombs." But a funny thing happened over the past two years: people realized 'MacGruber' is actually hilarious (seriously it is!) and the film developed a cult following.
And because of that devoted following, the unthinkable is happening: director Jorma Taccone and star Will Forte are developing a sequel.