News

The Lonely Island, of SNL fame, lands comedy film

The Lonely Island, of SNL fame, lands comedy film

FUNNY GUYS: From left, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg, and Akiva Schaffer of The Lonely Island perform with Tenacious D on stage during Festival Supreme at the Santa Monica Pier, on Saturday, Oct. 19, in Santa Monica, Calif. Photo: Associated Press/Paul Herbert

Andy Samberg’s comedy rap group The Lonely Island is getting the big screen treatment with its own musical comedy.

The funnyman and his bandmates, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, will star in an untitled film set in the music world.

Director/writer Judd Apatow will produce the film alongside Samberg, while Schaffer and Taccone will co-direct the project.

The Lonely Island first garnered acclaim for their viral video digital shorts featured on “Saturday Night Live,” collaborating with top artists such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Adam Levine, which even earned them a Grammy nomination and Emmy Award in 2007 for their song “D*** in a Box” with Justin Timberlake.

The trio also worked on the 2007 comedy “Hot Rod,” which starred Samberg and Taccone and was directed by Schaffer.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Bill Automatically Registers to Vote Those Getting A Driver’s License or ID

Illinois General Assembly

Bill sponsors don't expect it to pass this legislative session.

in Local

Champaign Leads Illinois Cities in 5-Year Growth

Champaign

Decatur had drop in population.

in Local

General Assembly to Get Going on Rauner’s Bills

Illinois General Assembly

Several bills coming out of the governor's office are on Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda".

in Local

Special Election Candidate Says Raise in Gas Tax Isn’t the Way to Go

Mike Flynn

Mike Flynn says there are alternatives to raising gas tax in order to fund the Highway Trust Fund.