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.
The Lonely Island
It’s very much real and very much happening, much to our delight: The Lonely Island’s new Judd Apatow-produced movie is currently in production, and now the trio have been given an official release date. Conner4real will officially make you laugh until it hurts next summer.
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.
I know the default mode of all movie bloggery is skepticism, cynicism, and snark. But I read the news from The Hollywood Reporter that the men of The Lonely Island — Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone — are in production on a “musical comedy” and all I feel is joy and excitement, like a man who’s on a boat, or a different man enjoying a lazy Sunday, or a third person who just cut a hole in a box for the express purpose of then stuffing his junk in that box.
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.
Two of our favorite things on the internet are the Zach Galifianakis 'Between Two Ferns' and The Lonely Island web shorts. They are equal parts hilarious. But what if we told you that 'Between Two Ferns' and The Lonely Island teamed up for one massive video about music, spring break and gay marriage starring James Franco and Ed Norton? It's hard to describe but you're just going to have to watch for yourself because it's hilarious.