Picks and Pans Review: Catching Up with ... SNL's Andy Samberg & Pals
HOW'D YOU COME UP WITH THE LONELY ISLAND NAME? Samberg: It was the nickname of our apartment that we lived in together when we first moved to L.A. after college.
HAVE ANY MUSICAL TRAINING? Akiva Schaffer (left): We can't play instruments, but Jorm makes a lot of the music with sampling and computers. Jorma Taccone (right): It's cheating.
HOW WAS IT WORKING WITH THE CELEBS ON THE ALBUM? Taccone: Justin Timberlake puts you to shame, having that much talent. Schaffer: Natalie Portman was like, "Can I do one of the raps?" And we were like, "Would you do a really dirty one?" She quoted some Lil' Kim back. We were like, "All right!" ... And T-Pain was like a much cooler version of one of us. Samberg: Little-known fact: His actual name is Trent Painovich.