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Akiva Schaffer

  1. oral history
    I Think You Should Leave’s ‘Focus Group’ Sketch: An Oral History“They called me in and were like, ‘I think we just discovered a star.’”
  2. vulture festival 2019
    I Think You Should Leave’s Breakout Star May Return for Season 2The show’s creators just love Ruben Rabasa.
  3. good one podcast
    How the Lonely Island Mastered the Fine Art of Being Dumb on PurposeOn a bonus Good One podcast, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer discuss their Bash Brothers “visual poem” and upcoming tour.
  4. teasers
    The Lonely Island Wants You to Open Netflix at Midnight for a Special SurpriseWhat does it mean?
  5. ch-ch-ch-chip 'n' dale
    Akiva Schaffer Is Directing a Rescue Rangers MovieWord is the film will be a m-m-m-meta take.
  6. on tour
    The Lonely Island Announce Their First-Ever Live TourComing at you in June.
  7. the lonely island
    How The Lonely Island Changed the Internet, Comedy, and Internet ComedyLooking back at the group’s important legacy.
  8. comedy
    The Lonely Island’s Big, Wonderfully Stupid, First Concert EverAt Clusterfest, the Lonely Island ran through all their biggest songs for a hilarious, super fun evening.
  9. Andy Samberg Explains How SNL Made Natalie Portman’s Rap Sequel in Three Days“We thought it would be fun for her to come with some more Cardi B, Drake, Migos, Nicki-style flow, or our terrible approximation of that.”
  10. The Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone: Auteurs of the Cult […]If The Lonely Island were N’Sync, Andy Samberg would be the collaborator Justin Timberlake of the group: the handsome, charismatic frontman who […]
  11. jokes
    The Story Behind Popstar’s Outrageous Penis Scene“We were like, ‘I’ve never seen a flaccid dick pressed on glass before. What does that look like?’” 
  12. movie review
    Review: Stop Popstar: Never Stop Never StoppingApparently there are people who think that Popstar is a witty satire of pop celebrity instead of a soulless hodgepodge of star cameos and gags that go nowhere.
  13. The Lonely Island’s ‘Popstar’ Is a Hilariously Meta Take on Modern Fame Watching the first few minutes of Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, you can’t help but be reminded of two things: the trailer for Justin […]
  14. Inside ‘Popstar,’ The Lonely Island’s Meta Music Industry Mockumentary When the world got its first real taste of Popstar during the Saturday Night Live season 41 finale, the digital short “Finest Girl (Bin Laden […]
  15. Check Out The Lonely Island’s New Singles ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘I’m So Humble’The Lonely Island guys hit the big screen on June 3rd with their movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, but thankfully they just made the […]
  16. The Lonely Island Performed a Musical Tribute to Will Smith at the MTV […]Between producing their Fox sketch comedy show and upcoming movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, the Lonely Island guys have been keeping […]
  17. Here’s the First Trailer for The Lonely Island’s Movie ‘Popstar: Never […]At long last, the first trailer dropped today for The Lonely Island’s movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, and in addition to Andy […]
  18. Andy Samberg Reveals the Title and Poster of The Lonely Island Movie on […]The Lonely Island guys have been hard at work with Judd Apatow on their upcoming movie, and during his visit to last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, […]
  19. Here’s the Full Cast and Writing Staff of Fox’s New Sketch Show ‘Party […]Yesterday, Fox ordered a brand new, half-hour sketch show from The Lonely Island guys and Paul Scheer called Party Over Here, and while the […]
  20. Fox Orders a Saturday Night Sketch Show from The Lonely Island and Paul […]Fox wants its very own Saturday Night Live, and they’ve teamed up with some alums from the NBC show to make it happen. According to The […]
  21. the industry
    Fox Just Gave the Lonely Island Their Own SNLIt’s called Party Over Here.
  22. The Lonely Island’s Untitled Movie Hits Theaters Next JuneThe Lonely Island’s Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone are currently working on an untitled film produced by Judd Apatow, and […]
  23. Sarah Silverman Joins the Lonely Island’s First Movie, Which Started […]The Lonely Island boys are filming their first movie, a musical comedy (duh), in LA starting this week, and they’re being joined by one Sarah […]
  24. The Lonely Island Will Perform at the Oscars with Tegan and SaraThe Lego Movie might’ve gotten a big Oscars snub this year in the Animated Feature category, but it did grab an Original Song nomination for […]
  25. The Lonely Island Takes Turns on the Mic with Reggie WattsHere’s the latest installment of Comedy Bang! Bang!’s web series Reggie Makes Music featuring Friday’s guests The Lonely Island, who all seem a […]
  26. The Lonely Island Sings About Hustlin’ on ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’The third season finale of IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! airs this Friday at 11:00pm, and Scott and Reggie close out 2014 with the above very […]
  27. Lonely Island Is Developing Fox Comedies Starring Danny Pudi, Neal […]Back in January, SNL alums Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone signed a deal with Fox to develop new shows, and today Deadline […]
  28. A Judd Apatow-Produced Lonely Island Movie Is in the WorksThe Lonely Island’s Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer might get to star in their own movie. According to Variety, the comedy trio […]
  29. movies
    The Lonely Island Guys Are Getting a MovieIt’s set in the music world.
  30. Sketch Anatomy: Jeff Loveness Visits Lonely Island’s ‘The ‘Bu’Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or […]
  31. ‘SNL’ Review: Andy Samberg, with a Little Help From His FriendsSNL transforms when a former cast member returns to host. The regular format is stretched to make room for a massive SNL reunion, with classic […]
  32. The Lonely Island Signs a Deal to Develop Shows for Fox via Hulu and RokuComedy trio The Lonely Island is going to be making stuff for Fox. The group, consisting of Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and recent Golden […]
  33. 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 […]
  34. Highlights from The Lonely Island’s Reddit AMATo promote their latest record, The Wack Album, comedy rap group The Lonely Island took to Reddit to take questions from strangers. The Dudes […]
  35. vulture lists
    The Best Lesser-Known Lonely Island Digital ShortsWe all love “Dick in a Box” and “Laser Cats,” but what about “Harpoon Man” and “Business Meeting”?
  36. Talking to The Lonely Island About ‘The Wack Album’, ‘SNL’, and Why They […]Within months of The Lonely Island joining Saturday Night Live back in 2005, the trio – made up of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma […]
  37. 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 […]
  38. vulture with julie klausner
    Watch the Lonely Island Pick Their Desert Island Discs With Julie KlausnerWhat dad-rock album would you want to be stranded with?
  39. 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 […]
  40. 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 […]
  41. 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, […]
  42. 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,” […]
  43. The New Lonely Island Album Has Cover Art and a Bunch of Guest StarsThe 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 […]
  44. 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 […]
  45. 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 […]
  46. The Lonely Island Is Releasing ‘The Wack Album’ June 11thThe Lonely Island announced this weekend that their third album, which is called The Wack Album, will be released on June 11th. The musical […]
  47. 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 […]
  48. A Video Guide to The Lonely Island’s Pre-’SNL’ YearsTo someone who wasn’t paying attention to web comedy in the early 2000s (and before YouTube and Funny or Die, who could blame you?), it may […]
  49. movie review
    Movie Review: The WatchScratch the surface of The Watch and you’ll find a lot of anxiety about the neutering of the modern American male.
  50. ‘SNL’ Might Still Have Digital Shorts“I didn’t really work there even this season, because I was working on [The Watch] the whole time. So I haven’t really been there for a year. […]
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