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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 Announces "Wack Wednesdays"

The Lonely Island put out this video to announce a new weekly holiday, Wack Wednesdays. Leading up to the June 11th release of their new album The Wack Album, they'll be dropping a new video or song on their YouTube page every Wednesday. That's five entire Wednesdays of new content, guys.

The Lonely Island Celebrate One Billion YouTube Views with a Hot Song

It's odd that "one of the best scenes" in The Watch seems more like a promo for the movie than anything that would fit into a narrative. Who promotes a movie to people already watching it?  Those Lonely Island guys sure are irreverent. Kongrats you kooky kids.

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 [...]

The Lonely Island Is Releasing 'The Wack Album' June 11th

The Lonely Island announced this weekend that their third album, which is called The Wack Album, will be released on June 11th. The musical comedy trio – made up of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer – released this collective statement in a press release: "We’re decidedly pumped to share another collection of our fake raps with the world. We’ve heard the whole thing and there’s no denying, it exists." Their first album since 2011's Turtleneck & Chain, The Wack Album's title track is "YOLO," which they debuted as an SNL digital short featuring Kendrick Lamar and Adam Levine in January. The Dudes are doing their first-ever live show in conjunction with [...]

An Open Letter to The Lonely Island on the Cusp of Incredibad's Second Anniversary

To: The Lonely Island, Inc. From: Abraham Riesman, analyst Subject: Acknowledging your children Priority: Urgent

Messrs. Andy, Jorm, and Kiv—

We need to talk about Incredibad.

First off, congratulations — your debut masterpiece turns two on Friday. It remains that rarest of jewels: a comedy album comprised of original songs that you can find yourself humming during idle moments alone.

But you guys have to take some ownership. You’ve been neglectful parents to some of your jams.

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.

Watch a New Lonely Island Video Wrapped in a New 'Between Two Ferns' Video

Here's the latest video from The Lonely Island. Called "Spring Break Anthem," it starts as one of Zach Galifianakis's Between Two Ferns videos with James Franco before breaking out into a full-on Spring Breakers parody Lonely Island music video. Between Two Ferns co-creator Scott Aukerman directed the Between Two Ferns part, while the Lonely Island guys directed the music video. Also, Ed Norton.

Watch The Lonely Island Return to 'SNL' with "YOLO"

If you missed SNL this weekend or aren't one of the 3 million+ people who already caught it on YouTube, here's The Lonely Island's digital short "YOLO" from Saturday, featuring Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar, and the silent acting talents of Danny McBride. Please help spread the word about this video so that more people see it.