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The Lonely Island: Inside Andy Samberg’s Mind Squad

Andy Samberg and his cohorts in the Lonely Island have brought a rock & roll spirit back to Saturday Night Live, satirizing ’90s R&cheese with their blockbuster digital short “Dick in a Box” and Pet Shop Boys-style synth-pop with new favorite “Jizz in my Pants.” Now the trio of childhood friends from the Bay Area — SNL writers Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, along with Samberg — are finally releasing their debut album, Incredibad, on February 10th.

Click above to watch the trio at work (i.e. screwing around in their SNL dressing room) and learn a bit more about their division of labor: “I come up with the ideas — all of them,” says Samberg. Rolling Stone was hanging with the funnydudes at their photo shoot for a feature in the current issue — pick it up for a bit more insight into Justin Timberlake’s role on “Dick” and more.

Incredibad features T-Pain, Norah Jones, Jack Black, E-40, the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas and Timberlake and some top-notch producers, too: the hip-hop-heavy LP will include beats by Sly & Robbie, Jurassic 5’s DJ Nu-Mark and underground producer DJ J-Zone is lending a hand on the rhythm front.

For more funny folks in Rolling Stone, check out online goodies from our recent Comedy Issue:

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Stand-Up’s New Bad Boy: Russell Brand
Cabin Man: Why Chris Elliott May Be His Generation’s Most Underappreciated Comic Genius
Five Comics to Watch: The Next Sandler, Seinfeld and Rock
The 25 Funniest Videos on the Web

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