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The Evolution of 'SNL's Pretaped Sketches and Digital Shorts

Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island were not the first to produce pre-recorded material for Saturday Night Live. The show has a long tradition of commercial parodies, short films by directors like Albert Brooks and Tom Schiller, and animated work like Robert Smigel’s TV Funhouse sketches. They weren’t even the first to use the “SNL Digital Short” tag. What they did do, was usher SNL into the age of digital online content in a time when it needed to tap into that relevance more than ever. And because they were able to tap into the early rising of the online video tide, as well as produce work prodigiously [...]

Watch the Lonely Island's New Music Video, "We Need Love"

The Lonely Island put out a new music video over the weekend. Called "We Need Love," it's for a track off of The Wack Album, released last month. The video stars Lonely Island members Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, and it's the fourth in their "Just 2 Guyz" series. Pretty great that they've been playing these two badasses for nearly a decade now.

Check out the other three "Just 2 Guyz" videos below:

Talking to The Lonely Island About 'The Wack Album', 'SNL', and Why They Haven't Done a Live Show Yet

Within months of The Lonely Island joining Saturday Night Live back in 2005, the trio – made up of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – marked a new era in the show's history with the viral hit Lazy Sunday, kicking off a run of Digital Shorts that would include Emmy-winning Dick in a Box and Grammy-nominated I'm on a Boat.

All three have since left the show, working independently on their own big-name projects. Samberg has starred in films like That's My Boy and Celeste and Jesse Forever, and will be seen in the up-coming Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Schaffer directed the group's first film, cult favorite Hot Rod, and 2012's The Watch. [...]

Watch the Music Video for the Lonely Island's New Song "Go Kindergarten" Featuring Robyn

Here's the latest video in the Lonely Island's Wack Wednesdays video series in anticipation of the June 11th release of their new album The Wack Album. It's called "Go Kindergarten" and features Robyn, although neither The Lonely Island guys nor Robyn appear in the "Blurred Lines"-inspired music video (unless they're some of the people wearing bags over their heads).

Listen to the Lonely Island's New Song "I Fucked My Aunt" Featuring T-Pain

Musical comedy trio The Lonely Island is putting out a new music video or song every Wednesday as part of their promotion "Wack Wednesdays," leading up to the June 11th release of their third album, The Wack Album. Here's their second "Wack Wednesdays" offering, audio of a new song caled "I Fucked My Aunt," which reunites them with T-Pain after their hit 2009 collaboration "I'm On a Boat." We'll see if this one becomes as popular as that song.

The Lonely Island Signs a Deal to Develop Shows for Fox via Hulu and Roku

Comedy trio The Lonely Island is going to be making stuff for Fox. The group, consisting of Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and recent Golden Globe winner Andy Samberg, signed a development deal to create online content for Fox that will potentially be developed into shows for Fox and its subsidiary networks FX and FXX, Variety reports. The deal does not involve The Lonely Island creating musical content, with it focused instead on non-musical comedy that will likely debut on digital platforms like Hulu and Roku. Plans are for the trio to bring people they'd like to work with to Fox while overseeing projects created by these people, but [...]

Highlights from The Lonely Island's Reddit AMA

To promote their latest record, The Wack Album, comedy rap group The Lonely Island took to Reddit to take questions from strangers. The Dudes opened the Reddit with a message to fans and an offer of advice that more people should have taken them up on: "Anything personal going on with you reddit? We're great with advice. 2 out of the 3 of us have made love with a woman before and can talk about details (we WILL NOT kiss and tell, but we will talk about details)."

We went through and compiled the best responses from The Lonely Island's AMA, which – believe it or not – [...]

Watch the Lonely Island's Last "Wack Wednesdays" Video, "Spell It Out"

For the past month, musical comedy outfit The Lonely Island has been releasing a new video or song every Wednesday as part of their promotion "Wack Wednesdays," and this is the last one seeing as their new release, The Wack Album, comes out Tuesday. And the full thing that Andy Samberg is spelling in this video is "Dude that has sex with pigs for mon­ey but only as a side thing right now,­i'm just short on cash and have irons ­in the fire but in this economy it'll ­have to do my name is Lenny."

Watch a Lyric Video for The Lonely Island's New Song "Semicolon"

Here's the latest song from The Lonely Island as part of their series Wack Wednesdays in which they're dropping a new song or video every Wednesday until the release of their new album, The Wack Album. Called "Semicolon," the track finds Lonely Islanders Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer backed up by Solange, and it may just be the best grammar-related rap song ever.

The New Lonely Island Album Has Cover Art and a Bunch of Guest Stars

The Lonely Island's new record, The Wack Album, is set for a June 11th release, and The Dudes released the cover art and a partial list of guest stars via their website yesterday. The album will include new songs featuring Pharrell Williams, T-Pain, Billie Joe Armstrong, Solange, and other people. Also appearing are Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, and Lady Gaga, who collaborated with The Lonely Island on their songs "YOLO" and "3-Way (The Golden Rule)," which debuted on SNL already but will be featured on the album. "Spring Break Anthem," a new song they unveiled in a web video today, will also presumably be included on the [...]

Watch The Lonely Island Perform "YOLO" with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots

Andy Samberg was on Fallon yesterday and ended the show performing the song "YOLO" with his fellow Lonely Island bandmates, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots joining him for one heck of a supergroup.

Watch Paul Rudd, Sean Combs, and Robyn in The Lonely Island's New Video

Here's The Lonely Island's latest music video, for the song "Go Kindergarten," which is on their new release The Wack Album, out today. The video features Paul Rudd, Sean Combs, Robyn, and, of course, The Lonely Island guys, and it's the best video they've put out for this album yet.

The Lonely Island Announces the Tracklist for 'The Wack Album'

Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer's musical comedy outfit The Lonely Island announced the tracklist to their newest release, The Wack Album(due out June 11th), and it's as jam-packed with exciting special guests as their previous albums. From Billie Joe Armstrong to Hugh Jackman, Robyn to Kristen Wiig, it's an eclectic group of guests, with a mix of songs featured on SNL ("YOLO" featuring Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar, "3-Way" featuring Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga) and new stuff ("You've Got the Look" featuring Hugh Jackman and Kristen Wiig, "Spring Break Anthem"). Check out the track listing and video/audio of the songs that have been released [...]

Watch the Lonely Island's New Video "Diaper Money"

Here's a brand new music video from The Lonely Island. Called "Diaper Money," it's a track off their upcoming release, The Wack Album. Babies, coffins, and fun nicknames, the video has it all.