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The Lonely Island Biography

Last updated: 08/04/2011 12:00:00 PM

The Lonely Island is a group of filmmakers founded in 2001 by Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg (aka The Dudes). The group was originally from Los Angeles, California but now resides in New York. The Lonely Island has created numerous comedic films, shorts, parody songs, and music videos. They have written shorts for the legendary American sketch comedy television show Saturday Night Live (which Samberg is currently a castmember of) most notably “Lazy Sunday,” “Dick in a Box,” and “Jizz In My Pants.” They have made three full-length television pilots, all of which were rejected. The group operates a web site under the same name that showcases their collaborations. The site also includes a blog from second-tier member Chester Tam, often referred to as Chez (pronounced CHAY). The blog, titled Chez Chat, gives humorous summaries of the site’s updates.

The three core members currently work together as writers on Saturday Night Live. Recently, principal photography has wrapped on the Lonely Island’s first feature film, Hot Rod.