"The group was founded in 2001 by Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg. The three have been friends since attending junior high and high school together in Berkeley, CA. After high school they parted ways for college (Akiva to UCSC majoring in film, Andy to UCSC followed by NYU Film and Jorma graduated from UCLA Theater.) Eventually they all landed in an apartment in Los Angeles where they resumed filming comedy shorts and christened themselves (and their apartment) 'The Lonely Island'. They have been collectively writing, directing and acting in projects ever since and are frequently joined by their friend Chester Tam and others.
They are represented by United Talent Agency and Mosaic Media.
For fan mail and all other subjects, please send email to: films@TheLonelyIsland.com. The Dudes read all of the email sent to them, but they're so busy, and there's so much of it, that they rarely get a chance to respond to any of it. But they do read everything and appreciate all of the sweet, sweet, fan love."