18 episodes

Join Seth Meyers as he sits down with fellow SNL alum and comedy-music sensations The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) to discuss their wildly popular and groundbreaking series of SNL Digital Shorts that aired on Saturday Night Live beginning in 2005. Episode by episode they'll discuss how each short was created, what the response to it was at the time, and what impact, if any, it still has today. Aided by Seth, the guys will relive their time at SNL and reminisce on the nearly 50-year-old show from a time when putting short comedy sketches on the internet was so novel that they maybe even helped launch YouTube to do it. Along the way they'll talk all things SNL from guests, fellow cast members, and favorite live sketches including many that never aired.

The Lonely Island and Seth Meyers Podcast The Lonely Island & Seth Meyers

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 698 Ratings

Join Seth Meyers as he sits down with fellow SNL alum and comedy-music sensations The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) to discuss their wildly popular and groundbreaking series of SNL Digital Shorts that aired on Saturday Night Live beginning in 2005. Episode by episode they'll discuss how each short was created, what the response to it was at the time, and what impact, if any, it still has today. Aided by Seth, the guys will relive their time at SNL and reminisce on the nearly 50-year-old show from a time when putting short comedy sketches on the internet was so novel that they maybe even helped launch YouTube to do it. Along the way they'll talk all things SNL from guests, fellow cast members, and favorite live sketches including many that never aired.

    Laser Cats! 2

    Laser Cats! 2

    This week The Lonely Island and Seth talk about the digital short Laser Cats 2, what it was like working with host Jake Gyllenhaal in the digital short, and they cover a few sketches performed in that episode including Cool Food, Law & Order Master Class, and more!

    • 41 min
    Dick in a Box

    Dick in a Box

    The guys discuss one of their most talked about digital shorts, Dick in a Box! Plus, they talk about host Justin Timberlake and cover sketches like Dry Eyes, Competing Charities, and more!

    • 57 min
    Harpoon Man

    Harpoon Man

    This week The Lonely Island and Seth talk about the digital short Harpoon Man, plus they cover a ton of sketches from three different SNL episodes!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Cubicle Fight

    Cubicle Fight

    The guys cover a TON of fun sketches in this episode including Jon Bovi, Airport Security, KUATO, and of course, the digital short, Cubicle Fight!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Hot Rod (Again)

    Hot Rod (Again)

    The Lonely Island and Seth are back with a part two to discuss their 2007 hit comedy, Hot Rod!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hot Rod

    Hot Rod

    In this special two-part episode, The Lonely Island and Seth discuss their 2007 hit comedy, Hot Rod!

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
698 Ratings

698 Ratings

David948 ,

It is good

I enjoy this podcast and you might enjoy this podcast too. 5 stars.

RezKin1993 ,

🍄🍄🍄

Y’all are played out. Dozens of podcasts better then this!

Bee Jaja ,

This is a fun podcast to listen to, just

This is is a fun podcast to listen to. I just binged Brooklyn nine nine again and didn’t know too much about TLI, I mean I definitely remember watching their more famous shorts on YouTube, so it’s fun to hear the history. Also I enjoy Seth’s show. It’s interesting though because I remember not being able to enjoy many of TLI videos, and this goes for snl too, because of their explicit or sexual nature. I understand that’s just how comedy is done, especially at the time, but as media has evolved to be more inclusive, especially of women’s perspectives, I wonder if any future projects done by TLI will evolve as well. On one episode the question was asked if TLI would have made their sketches cleaner now that they have kids, and one response was maybe to make it less startling or scary for no reason, but not necessarily cleaner. It’s definitely felt while listening that this is an (fun and interesting) conversation between four white men that the often appalling sexism of their work, even if construed as ironic- and again, very normal for that time- is not really acknowledged. It’s an also insiders conversation. As a woman, I’ve wondered what men talk about or what it’s like to be in the conversation, and the normalization of these topics gives me a good idea. Maybe in comedy everything is fine if it’s funny, it’s just part of the joke, but growing up as a young woman exposed to these one-dimensional views of women as sex objects of definitely lower intelligence, talent, and potential, I wonder if TLI and their host Seth will be a little more introspective about the negative affects of the blatant sexism often incorporated into snl and TLI sketches, be it a symptom of the “olden” times or not. Maybe it’s just the jolt of going from a quite progressive work like Brooklyn 99, of which TLI was a part, and being transported back in time to a pre me-too era through these conversations, or maybe it’s wanting your heroes to be kind and thoughtful, but I hope that conversation comes up.

Update: pleased to in the harpoon man episode there was a change of heart about a portraying wife being harpooned. That was appreciated. Also the comment “a lot of our work did not age well.” I look forward to new episodes, enjoying the journey and the conversation.

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