For those of you who have been in a coma for the past few years, “The Lonely Island” is a comedy trio that was founded in 2001 by Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg.
Here is an excerpt from their website about how they met:
The three have been friends since attending junior high and high school together in Berkeley, CA. After high school they parted ways for college (Akiva to UCSC majoring in film, Andy to UCSC followed by NYU Film and Jorma graduated from UCLA Theater.) Eventually they all landed in an apartment in Los Angeles where they resumed filming comedy shorts and christened themselves (and their apartment) ‘The Lonely Island’. They have been collectively writing, directing and acting in projects ever since and are frequently joined by their friend Chester Tam (repped by UTA and 3 Arts).
Below are the three videos that have made our “Classic Video” series. If you’re an avid SNL fan, you’ve probably seen these a million times, but who wouldn’t want a quick laugh before their next meeting at work?
I’m on a Boat (featuring T-Pain):
Like a Boss:
Jizz in my Pants: