Posted in To Do | comedy | music on February 25, 2009

by Klaus Kinski

IncredibadFor me, there are two consistent things happening with SNL lately (and by lately I mean the past several years). First, it rarely makes me laugh. Second, the stuff that does make me laugh is usually an SNL Digital Short. And the Digital Shorts that make me laugh the hardest are usually the ones done by filmmakers/fake music-makers The Lonely Island.

The Lonely Island is the brainchild of Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer. They make absurd music and absurd videos. After years of hard work, they finally released a record on February 10th called Incredibad. The record features 19 tracks, including classics such as Jizz in My Pants, Dick in a Box, and Natalie's Rap.

They have two upcoming Q&A and Autograph sessions, one of which is at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square today (2/25) at 7:00pm. All three guys will be there in addition to Paul Rudd who will be hosting. To attend, you have to buy the CD at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square and obtain a bracelet. They also have a similar event happening at Newbury Comics Faneuil Hall on Feb. 27th. Union Square flyer below...

Lonely Island

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Comments (15)

Whoa, I didn't know about this. Is it possible to get a decent sightline at Virgin without buying a CD? I like the digital shorts, but I don't know if I would just listen to the tracks without the videos. Maybe Jizz or Lazy Sunday.

Posted by Bronze Medals | February 25, 2009 4:26 AM

If you have any trepidation about buying the CD, just buy it. It is hilarious. The songs with Julian Casablancas and Norah Jones are fantastic.

Posted by Kurt C | February 25, 2009 7:01 AM

thanks

Posted by netlog | February 25, 2009 7:08 AM

seems like these guys need guest appearances in order to be funny.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2009 7:35 AM

@ 7:35 - I guess you've never seen their old website.

Posted by Kurt C | February 25, 2009 9:03 AM

yes I have. not funny.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2009 9:08 AM

Its annoying that they make you buy the CD there, b/c myself like many others probably already bought it via itunes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2009 10:47 AM

It's not Virgin that makes you buy the CD, the label usually requires it. If the artist isn't that established Virgin usually opens up the instore to anyone.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2009 10:56 AM

What a waste of money.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2009 12:23 PM

So don't buy it. Do you want everyone to have the same sense of humor? Are you really that big of a sheep that you cannot tolerate differences in taste? Grow up people

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2009 12:29 PM

I unfortunately can't attend this, but I desire to. Is something wrong with me? Lay some truth on me, BV comment squad.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2009 12:52 PM

@12:29, thx fer liberating this intarnet thread from teh shackles of 'not growing up.'

Posted by natalee hologram | February 25, 2009 1:50 PM

The Lonely Island is some funny shit, especially some of the older stuff (stork patrol, just two guys, my pantz etc. Glad to see an actual LP out.

Posted by Big Perm | February 25, 2009 1:51 PM

@12:29: HOLY CRAP IT WORKED

Posted by all growns up | February 25, 2009 1:52 PM

can anyone clarify if this is only touring revenue or total revenue? touring gross rev is easy to find out. total rev would required artists disclosing tax statements i would guess. anyone?

Posted by Sexy Lingerie | September 20, 2009 1:40 PM

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