Legitimate question: if someone ordered you to 'make your booty speak' and to 'teach that ass English', would you do it? This is one of the profound existential conundrums that premier comedy rap group The Lonely Island poses to their listeners on their brand new album, which dropped earlier this June.
'The Wack Album', the group's third, thankfully does not live up to its name. The album is jam packed with chuckle inducing magic that might just fill the comedic void in our lives since talking about dicks in boxes went stale.
Some gems worth highlighting include 'I F****d My Aunt', 'Diaper Money', and 'Go Kindergarten'. Don't let the names fool you - there is some legit social commentary on this album. Group member Jorma Taccone sums up how things have changed since their previous album, saying "We're grown men, so some of our songs are now talking about really adult issues. And then a lot of them aren't."
The Lonely Island consists of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer, all of whom are recent SNL dropouts and have known each other since middle school. The trio's friendship-turned-comedy-career-turned-music-career is truly enviable, proof lying in the fact that on this last album alone they've recorded songs and videos with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Paul Rudd, Robyn, and Solange, just to name a few.
With a combo of star-studded track listings, intentionally over the top music videos, and seriously ridiculous, seriously hilarious lyrics, The Lonely Island has proven yet again that comedy rap doesn't have to be as lame as it sounds.
McKinnon pulled out cigarettes during the skit, so as to imply a stereotype about Montrealers and smoking that doesn't exist.
The trope is more suited to mimicking Parisians from France, who are known for their smoking fetish. (If they wanted to point out Montrealers' love of smoking, they should have used our legal weed instead.)
Actually, seeing a live comedy show is an awesome treat for everyone. Stand up comedians have the uncanny gift to make you feel roughly 100% better about life, and I don't know about you, but that sounds like one serious pick-me-up to me.
Thankfully, Montreal's super huge Just For Laughs comedy festival is here to bless the city with tons of stand up comedy shows again this year, for its 35th Anniversary. (Sidenote: JFL also happens to be the biggest comedy festival in the world, which is pretty amazing, tbh!)
These aren't your typical stand-up comedy shows. In true JFL fashion, their live stand up galas just so happen to have something extra special about them.
Each gala will be headlined by one big-name comedian, of course; but more than that, each one will also feature a lineup of extremely talented comics. So you're really getting a bunch of mini-shows for the price of one. That's what I call a win-win, friends.
I mean, let's be real. Anything that involves Laverne Cox, Howie Mandel, Rick Mercer, Joel McHale, and these other super talented comics seems like an awesome way to spend a summer day (or evening) to me!
Weve seen a lot of weird shit come out of The Lonely Island music videos over the years, but this one certainly takes the cake as the most fvcked up. Go Kindergarten their new single features P.Diddy, Paul Rudd and Robyn doing all kinds of messed up stuff. Check it out Montreal.