For anyone who has ever loved the music videos that The Lonely Island rap trio (Andy Samberg, Akiva Shaffer and Jorma Taccone) put together for Saturday Night Live, this summer’s music industry mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping will be quite the treat. Not only can I tell you that the movie a non-stop laugh riot, but it also features an incredible array of new songs from The Lonely Island, and two of them have just been released as singles for you to listen to immediately.
There’s the catchy “I’m So Humble” featuring Adam Levine accompanying Andy Samberg as rapper Connor4Real, and it’s all about just how modest the chart-topping, influential rapper is. And there’s also “Mona Lisa” which boldly declares the classic painting by Leonardo Da Vinci as an “overrated piece of shit.”
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Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
After sending up pop stars with Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Andy Samberg will move on to delivering babies. Storks stars Samberg as, yep, a stork, who’s tasked with delivering an adorable baby girl. The problem is that said baby is completely unauthorized, and could derail his career if he gets caught by his boss (Kelsey Grammer). You see, in the Storks version of the world, storks no longer deliver babies, having long ago switched to delivering packages for an Amazon-like retailer.
The logical question raised by this concept is who does deliver human babies in the Storks universe, now that the birds are no longer handling that task. Have humans had to resort to pushing them out of their bodies (you know, the way humans do in our real world)? Or has some other animal taken over delivering duties? The latest Storks trailer doesn’t answer those inquiries, but it does show a flustered Samberg warning his human friend Tulip about the dangers of baby cuteness. Watch the Storks trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
Andy Samberg‘s big-screen career has been, frankly, hit or miss, but the first red-band trailer for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping suggested this one would land firmly in the “win” column. The film sees Samberg and his Lonely Island buddies doing what they do best: sending up pop music in all its ridiculous glory. Directed by Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer and written by all three, Popstar centers on a singer/rapper called Conner4real who faces a long downhill slide when his sophomore album flops.
The new green-band trailer is worth watching even if you’re adult enough to have already seen the red-band one, as it’s packed with a ton of new gags and cameos. Check out the Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Lonely Island is hitting the big screen this summer. Universal Pictures has released the first look at the awkwardly (and hilariously) titled Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, starring Andy Samberg as a singer-rapper named Conner4Real. Though he seems to be at the top of his game — thanks to the efforts of a 32-person entourage — his career takes a nosedive when his latest album flops. Humbled, he’s forced to reunite with his old boy band.
Fellow Lonely Islanders Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone co-directed, and star as Conner’s lyricist and DJ respectively. The film features murderer’s row of comedy stars including Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader, Tim Meadows, and Will Arnett, and it’s stuffed to the brim with celebrity cameos by the likes of Snoop Dogg (“Surprise, motherfucker!”), Simon Cowell, Carrie Underwood, Usher, and Adam Levine‘s hologram. Watch the Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping red-band trailer after the jump. Read More »
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The Lonely Island movie was originally titled Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, but unfortunately, that title for this summer’s comedy is no more. Produced by Judd Adapatow (Trainwreck) and directed by Lonely Island members Jorma Taccone (MacGruber) and Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod), the film has gained a new title and poster.
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For a long time now, the sketch comedy staple Saturday Night Live has been the only show to tackle late-night programming on a Saturday night. But Fox is about to change the game a bit since they’ve brought in some SNL veterans to create their own sketch comedy show that will also air late on Saturday nights.
Party Over Here is a new sketch comedy series from The Lonely Island, the SNL Digital Short creators and rap parody group formed by Saturday Night Live writers/performers Andy Sambeg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. That’s right, the guys who brought you “Jizz in My Pants” and “Dick in a Box” are getting their own sketch show. Find out more about The Lonely Island TV show below! Read More »
It’s been tough living life without Ron Swanson ever since Parks and Recreation ended earlier this year. But thankfully, the actor who effortlessly brought one of television’s greatest characters to life is returning to the small screen with a stellar guest role.
Nick Offerman will be stopping by Brooklyn Nine-Nine in November. However, as the precinct deals with fluctuating captains following the transferring of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), Offerman won’t be playing the new supervisor as he does in the 21 Jump Street movie series. His role might actually be even better. Find out more about Nick Offerman in Brooklyn Nine-Nine below! Read More »
Last night brought the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards to Fox, and you can find the full list of big winners from television’s biggest night right here. But in addition to the awards being handed out, some fun was hand thanks to host Andy Samberg.
While Samberg’s jokes struggled here and there, his earnest charm and goofiness helped some of the more silly jokes land pretty well, unless of course you just don’t like the Saturday Night Live veteran.
And if you missed last night’s telecast completely, and you’re just looking to catch some of the funnier highlights, we’ve got Andy Samberg’s 2015 Emmys opening monologue, as well as the really fun opening musical number featuring our host joined by the likes of Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Jon Hamm. Speaking of Jon Hamm, there’s also an awesome Mad Men spoof that you should just watch for the shocking conclusion. Read More »
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Right now you can catch Saturday Night Live veteran Bill Hader as the love interest of Amy Schumer in her hilarious summer comedy Trainwreck from director Judd Apatow. But this fall, he’ll be returning to the small screen with one of his fellow SNL pals.
Hader will be the new captain in the third season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the Fox comedy series focusing on a New York City police precinct that counts Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Joe LoTruglio, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti and the scene-stealing Andre Braugher among its ranks. Find out more about Bill Hader joining Brooklyn Nine-Nine after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Still recovering from that downer of a Game of Thrones finale? Here’s a little something that might cheer you up. HBO has released a new promo for 7 Days of Hell, a 45-minute comedy film starring Andy Samberg and Jon Snow (a.k.a. Kit Harington) as two tennis rivals caught in an epic, record-setting match.
The supporting cast includes actual tennis players like Serena Williams, John McEnroe, and Chris Evert, plus reliably funny actors like Will Forte, Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, Karen Gillan, Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, and June Squibb as the Queen. Watch the 7 Days in Hell trailer after the jump. Read More »