|Artist: The Lonely Island|
|Dubbed by many critics as the world’s ‘funniest comedy
team for the internet generation,’ the comedic collaborative
of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva
Schaffer will release, “Incredibad”, their first comedy
CD/DVD . The innovative triumvirate
commonly known as The Lonely Island made online and
television history with some of the webs most popular
satirical sketches, including such SNL/YouTube classics
‘D**k In A Box,’ featuring Justin Timberlake, and ‘Lazy
Sunday,’ a farcical rap about ‘The Chronicles Of Narnia.’
Their latest digital short and first single from “Incredibad,
“Jizz In My Pants,” became the #1 Most Viewed
Video on YouTube with after one airing on SNL.
Friends and collaborators since their junior high school days in Berkeley, CA, Samberg, Taccone and Schaffer began showcasing their irreverent shorts on their website, www.thelonelyisland.com, nearly a decade ago. The group adopted the moniker in honor of their first L.A. apartment where the trio initially began making short films with the idea of posting them on the internet.
Their homegrown website grew in popularity thanks to breakthrough sketches such as 'The 'BU' and homemade music videos like, 'Ka-Blamo!' and 'Stork Patrol' among others. Mainstream entertainment offers followed and in 2005, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels hired them (Samberg is in the cast, Schaffer and Taccone are writer/directors) after being introduced to their work at the MTV Awards.
The group’s innovative ‘SNL Digital Shorts’ have become the ‘must-watch’ segment for the past four seasons of the historic late-night comedy show, with classics such as ‘D**k In A Box’ featuring Justin Timberlake, ‘Lazy Sunday,’ 'Natalie's Rap' featuring Natalie Portman, and 'Iran So Far' featuring Adam Levine sketches creating unprecedented online buzz. ‘D**k In a Box’ garnered an incredible 28 million views before NBC moved the clip to hulu.com and nbc.com. The classic R&B spoof won a 2007 Emmy award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. The comedians have been honored by Wired Magazine for their contribution to the viral-video revolution.
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|The Lonely Island: Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone.|
|Release Date : 02/10/2009|
|Original Release Date : 2009|
|Catalog ID : B0012576-00|
|Label : Universal Republic|
|Number of Discs : 2|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00602517969049|
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Spoofing R&B and club hits, the trio's debut CD-DVD features hits like 'Lazy Sunday'....'Like a Boss' is a Dirty South anthem that's absurd enough for Lil Wayne."
- "The genius of the songs is in pairing in-your-face lyrical humor with a faithful musical tribute."