Post by itrainmonkeys on Jan 9, 2019 14:01:12 GMT -5
Instead of defending their booking/explaining my excitement for this in the headliner thread I figured I'd just make a new thread.
Background info on the group and how they started making the SNL digital shorts: The comedy group was formed by the three friends while in junior high school in the mid-1990s in Berkeley, California. By the turn of the millennium, the three struggling comedy writers graduated from college and created a website, the Lonely Island, to house their self-produced skits and video experiments. Short movies including everything from cartoons assembled from clips of old Nintendo games to satirical rap videos in the styles of their favorite hip-hop artists. "Honestly, almost every single one of the films was done at like 4 in the morning, kind of drunk," recalled Taccone. The Internet allowed the three to develop their comic voices without the pressure of having to deliver professionally polished work. The videos provided the team with new opportunities: they landed an agent and pilot deals with Comedy Central and Fox, after which the group relocated to New York City. The three soon landed writing jobs for the 2005 MTV Movie Awards. Hosted by Saturday Night Live alum Jimmy Fallon, Fallon was impressed by the group's material and recommended them to Lorne Michaels, creator and executive producer of Saturday Night Live. The group spent four days frantically writing in preparation for Samberg's audition as a cast member, which he "nailed". "There were about three days where we were facing the possibility that we might have to split up," said Samberg. "It was the biggest relief ever." In September 2005, Andy Samberg joined the cast of the show for its 31st season, with Schaffer and Taccone hired as writers for the series. Samberg became a rookie on the show, toiling long hours to earn a spot in a skit or two.
Along with cast member Chris Parnell, the group wrote "Lazy Sunday" on the evening of December 12, 2005. They recorded the following night in the office The Lonely Island occupied together, using a laptop Taccone bought on Craigslist. Whilst colleagues were rehearsing and rewriting that Saturday's show, the group spent the morning of December 15 shooting their video with a borrowed camera. The video was shot around Manhattan using multiple low-budget techniques. Schaffer spent the entire next night (into the morning) editing the video and working with technicians to bring it up to broadcast standards. In the moments preceding the show's live performance and broadcast, the team learned from Michaels that "Lazy Sunday" would be shown on that night's show. The three comedians were very worried about how the video would be received by the studio audience, but were relieved when the episode received a positive response. By the next morning, the video was a national cultural sensation, with congratulatory phone calls delivered from friends for "breathing fresh air" into the show. The rap began to be played on radio stations and in bars, bringing the group to superstardom overnight. When "Lazy Sunday" first aired, the group was basically unknown to even the show's most devout fans, but afterward, was given national exposure.
Review of their first live show and what to kind of expect for their Roo set:
...After an hour of dumb bits and great jokes and songs everyone knew all the words to, Schaffer and Samberg informed the crowd they had only one song left, pulling out a dunce cap. The crowd cheered knowingly and then even more loudly when it was turned around to show what was written on it — “Landlubber” — and they placed it on Taccone’s sad head. Out came T-Pain and we were all on a boat, singing along like Samberg, Taccone, and Schaffer once did to Weird Al and Too $hort as kids growing up across the bay. When Samberg rapped “if you could see me now,” the entire crowd sang along in unison, as if to say they could. Like Kevin Garnett, anything is possible."
This board has always had regular threads for acts AND the Band a Day threads. Regular threads for discussion and band a day for introducing a band to people who don't know much about them. I just copied the background info from Wiki.
Now you just have to work harder and make your band a day thread even better
Saw Andy said on Fallon that they are playing after Post. If they bring out guests from their songs do we think that this has to be on the what or the which ? Be surprised if this is a tent act.
Which stage would make sense. Especially with guests. Though I haven't gone through to see how many artists on the lineup have done songs with them. Might just be on video screens for those parts.
I saw for their only other show they brought our Bolton and Akon. They had a puppet for JTim. Idk how likely we will get guests being out in Manchester. Since their first show was in LA , if I’m not mistaken
Post by itrainmonkeys on Jan 9, 2019 19:49:42 GMT -5
Ah damn, I totally meant to put Jack Sparrow up there, too.
Also, anyone who likes this kind of humor and hasn't checked out Michael Bolton's Big Sexy Valentine's Day Special is missing out. Definitely worth a watch and was made by Lonely Island and Scott Aukerman of Comedy Bang Bang. It's on Netflix.
what a shame, that’s one of the best songs ever by them. Instant Classic! I drink whiskey cause I like the taste You think it's bitter but I think it's great I also drink whiskey and we smoke cigars Don't believe me? Smell our cars
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