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Joblo: Jorma Taccone Interview

Joblo writes: "This interview below stars exactly how a writer doesn't want his interview to start.

"Let's start over."

About 11 minutes into my chat with one-third of comedy trio Loney Island, "Saturday Night Live" writer and MACGRUBER director Jorma Taccone, I notice the red light on my recorder isn't blinking. I glance down and my worst fear is confirmed; everything up to this point hasn't been recorded".

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Interview: ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’ Co-Director Jorma Taccone

Slash Film

The Lonely Island joined forces 15 years ago. Instead of waiting around and struggling to find work, the trio — Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg, and Akiva Schaffer — began generating their own, which led to them working on Saturday Night Live. “Lazy Sunday,” “Dick in a Box,” “Laser Cats,” and their other digital shorts are some of SNL’s most memorable sketches from the past decade or so. The Lonely Island has always had a talent for writing and performing their music as well, a skill that’s on full display in their latest project, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

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Andy Samberg's Lonely Island Comedy Group Making Movie at Universal

THR

Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone will star in the comedy set in the music world while Schaffer and Taccone will co-direct.

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