We would come home every night after having some drinks and challenge ourselves. By 2am, let's have this video done.' It would be the shittiest 8mm camcorder effort, and we would know it wasn't going anywhere, but we were consciously training ourselves.
If one of us had got a killer assistant job to a director or something, we wouldn't have done that.
Unable to secure full-time positions, the trio took temporary jobs; one season, they worked at Fox Television over the holidays, tying ribbons around metal snowflakes the studio gifted to their employees.
They became involved with Super Midnight Movie Club, a club hosted by screenwriters Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab, which evolved into Channel 101, non-profit monthly short film festival.
The video gained the trio agents, and was notable for a scene in which they mug an elderly woman.
During the shoot, actor Kiefer Sutherland, not realizing it was a video, stopped and tried to intervene.
The Lonely Island is an American comedy trio, formed by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone in Berkeley, California in 2001.
Their second Channel 101 series, The 'Bu, is a parody of Fox's The O.Their popularity at the screenings led to unsuccessful pilot deals with Fox and Comedy Central, but also a writing job for the 2005 MTV Movie Awards.The show's host, Jimmy Fallon, recommended them to Lorne Michaels, the creator of Saturday Night Live.In December, the trio, alongside player Chris Parnell, wrote and recorded "Lazy Sunday", a short rap song.Samberg and Parnell adopt the brash personas of hardcore rappers; the song follows their quest to achieve their "ultimate goal" of attending a matinee of the fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.