The Lonely Island

The Lonely Island on ‘Popstar,’ Judd Apatow’s Phone Number, and the Fart Joke on Andy Samberg’s Peabody Award

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by Erin Whitney June 1, 2016 @ 10:58 AM
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The Lonely Island, the comedy musical trio behind great American classics ‘Dick in a Box,’ ‘I’m on a Boat, ‘and ‘Jizz in My Pants,’ are now movie stars. Or at least they star in a new movie as fake pop stars mocking celebrity culture and the music industry.

‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’ Review: The Lonely Island Makes ‘Spinal Tap: The Next Generation’

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by Matt Singer June 1, 2016 @ 10:04 AM
It’s been more than 30 years since This Is Spinal Tap hilariously mocked the pop music scene and launched the mockumentary subgenre. If there can be such a thing as a “spiritual remake” of an old movie, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is it. It takes the same basic structure as Spinal Tap (a fake documentary about life in the music industry) and its narrative framework (a formerly hot pop acts fall from grace) and layers in a whole new generation of jokes about dopey celebrities in the age of social media. It doesn’t break any new ground, and it might not even be its creators’ most effective satire of this subject, but it is funny.

Andy Samberg Uses a Banana as a Telephone in NSFW ‘Popstar’ Music Video

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by Britt Hayes May 28, 2016 @ 2:42 PM
If you’re a fan of The Lonely Island, then you’re probably pretty stoked for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which features a whole soundtrack full of new songs from the musical comedy trio. Leading up to the film’s release next week, we’ve already seen a few music videos featuring Andy Samberg’s fictional alter ego Conner4Real — including an amazing Bin Laden-themed video that debuted on SNL. Universal has released yet another obviously NSFW music video from Popstar, this time with a little freestyle action.

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

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by Britt Hayes May 22, 2016 @ 8:41 AM
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.

The Lonely Island Movie Gets a Title and a First Poster

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by Matt Singer March 1, 2016 @ 8:25 AM
Andy Samberg stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, and while he was there, he revealed a few significant details about the Lonely Island’s upcoming movie, which Samberg made with collaborators Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, along with Judd Apatow. Universal had previously announced the project as just the “Untitled Lonely Island Movie,” but as you can see in the clip above, it is untitled no more. Henceforth, the film shall be known as Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.