Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Lonely Island

I loved the Lonely Island when they were just three dudes trying to break into TV. Three really talented and funny writers and actors who KNOW how to make quality skit comedy.

Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg.

The Kablamo Video.

Now that they got onto SNL they got a chance to make a movie. It looks like it could really kick ass.

I wish they would have stayed in skit comedy though. I really think they could create another really awesome skit comedy show like The State. Instead I think that working with SNL has been slowing them down. Their own pilots are alot better than the stuff on SNL. Plus half the stuff they do doesn't even go on air, it just goes on the website as "digital shorts". What's interesting is that the "digital shorts" that do go on air is the BEST stuff on Saturday Night Live.
It's a shame that cool skits like "lazer cats" (lazer cats 2 link) are website only. Those are really solid skits that should be on the damn show. But I guess the mainstream likes crap over quality skit comedy.

Which brings us again to the movie. I think that this will be a project that will allow them to keep their own ideas unaltered and fresh. But the fact remains that they do their best work with shorter material.

It will be interesting to see if they can make this movie work. From the preview you can tell that it's gonna have some good spots.

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