We are The Lonely Island - Ask Us Anything!
is an American comedic actor, voice actor, writer, rapper and the lead member of the comedy group The Lonely Island.
is an American writer for Saturday Night Live, film director, songwriter, member of The Lonely Island and actor.
We are The Lonely Island, a fake rap supergroup / 3 best friends who are here to answer any questions you might have. Anything personal going on with you reddit? We're great with advice. 2 out of the 3 of us have made love with a woman before and can talk about details (we WILL NOT kiss and tell, but we will talk about details). Our new record is called The Wack Album and it's "da bomb." So go ahead and ask us anything!
OMG we're #1! To celebrate, we're going to blatantly promote the heck out our new video featuring Diddy, Paul Rudd, and Robyn: link
EDIT: thanks everybody for your awesome questions. this was super fun. we stayed awake for almost all of it - that picture that we sent out of us napping on the couch was totally photoshopped.
Holy shit, we all just died laughing reading that! What song was it?
Can we please get a Hot Rod 2??
Write to Paramount Pictures and demand a sequel!
You can send your self-addressed stamped envelopes (so we can send you a DVD when the movie is done) to:
Attn: Peter Paramount Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038
We get a free Hot Rod 2 if we our mailing convinces them?
You never know. Dream big! You may never wake up!
Nice. May I ask who commented? I don't want to get Morgan Freemaned here.
Twist: it's actually Morgan Freeman answering this AMA.
We're the real deal.
Andy said that part, but in full disclosure, it's a Snoop quote, told to me by Jason Sudeikis.
What would Hot Rod 2 even look like?!?! Rod is so manly now!
See above picture.
I bought one of your CDs and then my friend grabbed it and threw it on the ground. Should I be pleased or not?
You should be pleased. Our CD is part of the system.
Were Elijah Woods and Ryan Reynolds totally up for tasing you in the butthole Andy?
Almost too up for it. I mean, we wrote it, but still...
How many dicks can you fit in one box?
For the love of the old gods and the new, please do a Game of Thrones song.
We already did. Link
Please describe Michael Bolton.
Sexpot, cut from marble, generous, soft hands, Renaissance man, smooth lover, voice of gravel and silk, significant hog.
How do you think he would describe the three of you?
The really old sons he never had.
Earlier this year I had a breakdown of the psychological kind. As a result of many things building up and other environmental/lifestyle factors.
It's been a hard road to recovery, I have more downs than ups right now but they are lessening out due to trying so hard.
I fondly remember the time I started to enjoy life again, and that was when I was browsing YouTube and found "On a Boat" again - I'd seen it before, it's awesome, but I decided to play it anyway for old time's sake.
That was the first smile I cracked in a good few months, while it may be just some comedy fake rap track to you three bastards, that song effectively saved my life. "These motherfuckers are on a fucking boat and they are loving the shit out of it, that is fucking awesome." I started noticing the little things again, "My cat just tried to walk through a window, what a fucking idiot, that's awesome", "This sun feels nice on my face, this is badass".
I have low times, still - as I say it's a hard road but putting any track from you guys on lifts my spirits enough to get me up and motivated to keep moving forward. Shy Ronnie 2 and the story of Rocky is my current flavour, we need a Shy Ronnie 3.
From the bottom of my depressed little heart, thank you guys. May you continue to make stupid ass fake rap music for years to come, because I fucking love that shit.
On a serious note; that is incredibly meaningful to us to hear. We're so happy that anything we've done could help you in that way. You're not alone in that feeling. We and people we're close with have experienced similar things, and the fact that we could help at all is incredible to us. Don't worry, we hope to continue making dumb-ass shit for the rest of our lives. Thanks for telling us.
If you guys had to pick one song to define your careers, what would it be and why?
"Beat It" by Michael Jackson.
You get it ;)
What would it take for you guys to perform at my future wedding?
One million dollars in non-sequential, unmarked two-dollar bills.
Can we please get a kickstarter for this going?
Wait a minute - is this Zach Braff's wedding we're talking about? Because either way, we're still in.
You've collaborated with so many people John Waters, Michael Bolton, T-Pain. Were they really eager to work with you guys? Who would you guys most like to work with now!?
Some were eager, others took convincing, all were lovely. And our dream collaborator always has and will be Bill Clinton on saxophone.
Who is the funniest guy you've worked with?
It wasn't even specifically the thing we worked on with him, he is just effortlessly the funniest and nicest person.
FUCK Steve, amirite?!
You are right. - GuyZ #1 and 2
Will you ever let Jorma on the boat?
What do the last texts you sent to each other say?
That's a really good question. We have a group text with the 3 of us. The last thing that was texted was from Akiva, and it was...
Which Disney princess do each of you identify most with?
JORMA & AKIVA (in unison): Jasmine. JINX!!!
What Disney villain do you identify yourselves with most?
My question is for Akiva and Jorma: In the song "We Like Sportz" you said that Steve was a cunthole. Care to elaborate on why Steve is in fact a cunthole?
Because he's just a super-annoying, idiot cunthole who can go buttfuck his snake.
p.s. his new girlfriend is a fucking slut. - GuyZ #1 and 2
What performer/celebrity would you never perform with despite the amount you were compensated?
Beethoven. Physically impossible / Diva alert.
tell Jorma his butt looks great in GIRLS
Jorma says: thank you. - Andy
What was it like getting Hugh Jackman to sing about boobs in your album?
It was a delight. A real dream come true, for him. For us, it was okay.
Do you have to deal with very many awkward public moments with people yelling your lyrics at you? I'm picturing being out on a date and someone screaming "I JUST HAD SEX!" at your table.
Yes. It happens a lot. "Jizz in My Pants" is the best / worst.
Who do you think would win a fight between a grilled cheese sandwich and a taco?
The taco, easily. There's a great documentary about it, I believe it's on Netflix, called 'Hot Rod.'
Where do you get inspiration for your lyrics?
We get our inspiration for our lyrics mainly from classic American literature and Family Circus cartoons.
I can totally see the parallels between The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Jizzed in my Pants.
Thank you for noticing!
Who was your favorite celebrity/musician to collaborate/work with?
We don't have a favorite; our collaborations are like our children, we love them all equally. But Justin Timberlake.
have you guys ever considered re-making "Awesometown?" That intro was dope.
Thank you. And no.
We would be open to making a show together, but there's nothing in the works currently.
how do you get people like p diddy and edward norton to be in your videos
1) hire a private eye to get nude pictures [of said celebrity].
2) show nude pictures, but put one copy in safe deposit vault.
3) text them, and threaten to make them public.
4) call their publicist.
How did you come up with the group name?
It's named after the nickname for the apartment we lived in in LA when we first moved there.
Was it Lonely because it was in the middle of nowhere or because no one came and visited..... or both?
We were isolated in a sea of traffic.
I once watched an interview where one of you said that you guys were saving yourselves for marriage. That’s hard to believe considering a major theme in most of your songs is having sex! Why did you choose to wait for marriage? If not, when did you lose your virginity?
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: TLI EXCLUSIVE. Two out of the three of us lost our virginity last wednesday. It was "da bomb." One of us is still a virgin. Hint: it's the one in glasses.
How long have you guys known each other? And does working together ever put strain on your friendship?
We've known each other since Junior High, and we only hate each other 46% of the time. The other 50% is mild contempt. The last 4% is ecstasy.
actual ecstasy? yes or no
Death to Molly!
Why? are you holding?
I love you guys, please acknowledge me.
We love you!
Does that mean you hate me?
No, it means we love you!
Ancestors protect me
May they protect you.
Favorite television series?
Honest answer: "Louie" and "Game of Thrones"
Are you guys planning on going on tour?
There is no immediate plan, although we really want to someday. We'd want to tour the whole world. America and da world.
Even Japan? Maybe shoot a new video there?
We would LOVE to, more than anything. We wrote "Japan" with the intent of forcing our label to let us shoot there. It didn't work... Maybe... YET?
Does Edward Norton smell nice? I bet he smells nice.
He does. You bet right. He smells like the sea.
Do you really like boats?
We're terrified. Terrified of boats. They creep around in the water and attack surfers.
What is the meaning of Spring Break Anthem?
The point of it is to make people laugh. The meaning of it is is to show one thing that's considered crazy and one thing that's considered normal, and pose to the audience which one is which.
Was "Dale" actually a random name in your track Mama or is it someone specific? The bit where you boys go "FUCK DALE! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU HAVE SEX WITH THAT GUY"
It just seemed like a "stepdad-esque" name.
Which one of you is most guilty of hogging all the covers at night?
If you could steal a smooch from any guy in Hollywood, who would it be?
Chris Parnell. He's hot.
What are each of your favorite digital shorts?
These aren't necessarily our favorites, they are just ones that people may not have seen as much and we like. So they deserve a chance in the spotlight. Except for Harpoon Man. Which is actually Jorma's favorite, but Jorma is WEIRD... LOLLOLOLOL
JORMA: "Harpoon Man"
AKIVA: "Iran So Far"
ANDY: "Tennis Balls"
How are you today?
Great, now that we're with you.
What is your creative process like when thinking of song ideas?
One percent inspiration, ninety-eight percent perspiration and one percent "farspiration." - Thomas Edison
Hey guys, what would you say are your top five songs you've released?
What do YOU think they are? There's no wrong answer... but don't get it wrong.
All of them?
You're both correct.
1) I have a crush on a girl that is a huge TLI fan. What's your advice on how to court and go after a woman?
2) What advice to do you have to give to other people that want to make it in comedy rap? I'm starting a group called YUNG CLUB.
1) She's clearly a loser, it's not worth it.
(jk, be nice to her and buy her flour)
2) Our advice is always the same, which is if you want to do something do it, if you want to make something, make it. It's much easier to show someone your ideas than to explain them.
What was it like working with Kendrick Lamar?
Awesome. He's the hottest MC in the game. And he was funny and cool to hang out with, and he nailed his verse.
Who is your favorite parody group on youtube? What makes a successful parody?
What do you mean by a parody group? Would the Gregory Brothers or Weird Al or Good Neighbor work?
Good Neighbor is the shit, can you get Kyle in one of your music videos?
We love Kyle (and Beck and Nick). We went to their Christmas party and drank eggnog.
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Old Star Wars, new Star Trek.
Given the chance, would you guys rather bring about world peace, or return Oreo O's Cereal back to existence?
Please answer this. It is very Important.
How about "World PIECE of Oreo Cereal"?
Hey, I know it's not a toy, but can I borrow your boombox?
Sure! But be careful, it's not a toy.
What was it like meeting Weird Al for that photoshoot you all did together?
We already knew him, but he's the greatest man. Couldn't be a sweeter human being. And one of our heroes.
Do you guys smoke weed??? 
Do you guys play any video games?
YES. "Link's Crossbow Training" is our favorite.
If you could bring one thing with you to make the island less lonely, what would it be?
The Smoke Monster.
How do you feel about emus?
What is your favorite sauce?
I Just wanted to say that you guys are awesome. Keep it up.
Thank you. We think you are also awesome, and you should also keep up what it is you are doing.
We all have matching tattoos. Like the cast of Lord of the Rings. We'll never say what they are.
(hint: it rhymes with Hitler saying "me so horny")
Are you really lonely?
No, but we ARE Island. The verb.
- Dick in a box changed my life :')
- Andy Sandberg, I can only fake-rap successfully along with your voice, I don't know why..
- Thanks about 22 and half bunches for giving me a situation-appropriate song to listen to after a certain activity, you guys are the best.
A little over a year ago, my husband and I were driving along, listening to some Lonely Island. I was hugely pregnant, four days overdue with our daughter. We were singing along, laughing, enjoying the music when BOOM- I went into labor. We continued listening and laughing all the way to the hospital, where my husband made me wait until the end of the song to get out of the car.
So, I guess I don't have a question to ask. I just wanted to say thanks for making me laugh so hard I had a baby. You guys are awesome.
EDIT: Thank you for the Reddit gold, kind stranger!! This might be the most glorious day of my life!
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