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The Lonely Island Announces Dates For First-Ever Multi-City Tour

The Lonely Island Announces Dates For First-Ever Multi-City Tour

The Grammy ® nominated and Emmy ® award-winning trio, THE LONELY ISLAND (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) today announced their first ever multi-city tour kicking off on June 15 at Bonnaroo Festival. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will make seven more stops in the U.S. this summer including Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and more, before wrapping June 29 in Minneapolis, MN.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 1, at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans and not scalpers or bots, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fanâ platform. Fans can register now through Sunday, February 24, at 10pm PT HERE for the Verified Fan presale. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public from Tuesday, February 26, at 10am local time through Thursday, February 28, at 10pm local time.

The Lonely Island’s first major tour comes off the momentum of the group’s first ever live concert at last year’s Clusterfest in San Francisco. The headline performance was packed with special guests including Michael Bolton, T-Pain and Chris Parnell and was met with rave reviews:

The Lonely Island packed gloriously dumb jokes into a live concert that had its audience roaring with laughter,” said SFWEEKLY.com

“You’ve never really lived until you’ve seen the American classic ‘Jizz in My Pants’ live, which means the vast majority of the planet has never really lived,” said COMPLEX.com

And from The San Francisco Chronicle, “Many of the best moments of the night can’t be described easily, either because of the boundary-pushing adult content, or the creative stage work.”

In 2006 The New York Times credited The Lonely Island with helping usher in the digital era at SNL. The trio has since amassed over 6.8 million subscribers on YouTube and over 2.3 billion views on their YouTube channel. They have achieved multiple RIAA certified hits, including 2X Platinum single (“I’m On A Boat”), Platinum singles (“Jizz In My Pants”,  “I Just Had Sex”, “Everything is Awesome”) and Gold single (“Like A Boss”). Their singles “I’m On A Boat” and album “Turtleneck & Chain” were both nominated for Grammys. In 2014, the group co-wrote “Everything is Awesome,” the theme song to the Oscar® nominated film, The Lego Movie. The song was performed by Tegan ad Sara in collaboration with the trio. It was nominated for Best Original Song at the 2015 Oscars®. Most recently, The Lonely Island teamed up with Beck and Robyn for the song “Super Cool” for the number one film The Lego Movie 2.

THE LONELY ISLAND 2019 Tour Dates 

Date                City                                          Venue

June 15           Manchester, TN                      Bonnaroo*

June 18           Washington, DC                     The Anthem

June 19           Philadelphia, PA                     The Met Philadelphia

June 21           New York City                         Venue to be announced

June 22           Brooklyn, NY                           Kings Theater

June 24           Boston, MA                             Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion

June 26           Detroit, MI                               Fox Theatre

June 29           Minneapolis, MN                     The Armory

Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration is open HERE now.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 1, beginning at 10am local time.

*tickets for Bonnaroo already on sale 

 

To learn for information about The Lonely Island, the tour, tickets and more visit: 

THE LONELY ISLAND WEBSITE

YOUTUBE 

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

TWITTER

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‘Wayne’s World’ To Return Theaters For 25th Birthday Bash!

‘Wayne’s World’ To Return Theaters For 25th Birthday Bash!

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of ‘Wayne’s World’ and it’s time to celebrate! Paramount Pictures and Specticast have announced a birthday bash for the 90s classic in the for of a theatrical re-release. Directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, the film originally hit theaters on February 14, 1992. The re-release of the film includes a theatrical exclusive special event with an introduction by Peter Travers (Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC-TV), and a videotaped chat with the director and cast members after the film.

For participating theaters and tickets, visit www.waynesworld25.com.

Synopsis: Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, Wayne’s World is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). From Wayne’s basement, the pair broadcast a talk-show called “Wayne’s World” on local public access television. The show comes to the attention of a sleazy network executive (Rob Lowe) who wants to produce a big-budget version of “Wayne’s World”-and he also wants Wayne’s girlfriend, a rock singer named Cassandra (Tia Carrere). Wayne and Garth have to battle the executive not only to save their show, but also Cassandra. Director Penelope Spheeris, Myers and Carvey hang a lot of silly, but funny, jokes on this thin plot, and the energy of the cast-as well as the wild pop-culture references-make Wayne’s World a cut above the average Saturday Night Live spin-off movie.

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Review: ‘I Am Chris Farley’ Offers An Inside Look At The Making of A Comedic Force

Review: ‘I Am Chris Farley’ Offers An Inside Look At The Making of A Comedic Force

A must see documentary!

A must see documentary!

Although it has been almost 20 years since the untimely passing of “SNL’ star and unbridled comedic force known as Chris Farley. Even two decades removed, his star shines as brightly as ever. ‘I Am Chris Farley’ is the first feature-length documentary film focusing on the life of the “infuriatingly talented” star (to quote the great Loren Michaels). The documentary, directed by Brent Hodge, is a powerful and moving tribute to a legend from the people who knew him best.

The film serves as a long overdue love letter friends and family, who offer a heartbreakingly close look at Farley’s rise from troublemaking youth to comedy superstar. It’s a love letter that focuses on the amazing talent of an artist, the impression her left on those he impacted in his short time on Earth and the demons he struggled with along the way. ‘I Am Chris Farley’ features raw, emotionally charged interviews with those who knew him best. The interviews range from Kevin Farley, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Christina Applegate, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, Bo Derek, Mike Myers and many more. Those emotional moments are perfectly balanced with sidesplittingly hilarious moments they shared during their time together.

In addition to the emotional interviews, the film intertwines photo from the comedians childhood and never-before-released footage shows Farley doing his famous physical comedy. One of the most notable aspects of the film is the inside look at how some of Farley’s most famous characters came to life. This revealing look into Farley’s past shows he was much more than just “the funny fat guy,” but rather a complex artist who would go to any length to keep the laughter going. In short, this masterfully crafted documentary provides a unique glimpse inside the life of a star who was taken from us far too soon.

‘I Am Chris Farley’ will premiere on Spike on August 10th and be released on VOD and DVD on August 11th.

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Trailer and Release Date For ‘I Am Chris Farley’ Documentary Unveiled

Trailer and Release Date For ‘I Am Chris Farley’ Documentary Unveiled

A must see documentary!

A must see documentary!

Brent Hodge’s and Derik Murray’s I AM CHRIS FARLEY, the definitive biographical film about the late comedy star featuring co-stars and colleagues such as Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, David Spade, and many others, will open theatrically New York and Los Angeles on July 31st, 2015. The film will be available nationwide on VOD and across all digital platforms on August 11th, following it’s airing on Spike TV!

The film comes from the directors of ‘A Brony Tale,’ ‘I Am Evel Knievel,’ and the upcoming ‘Johnny Cash – American Rebel.’ I AM CHRIS FARLEY tells Chris Farley’s story, from his early days in Madison, Wisconsin and at Marquette University, through his work at the legendary club Second City to his rapid rise to the top of the comedy world on “Saturday Night Live” and in hit films like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.

Sharing insights into the beloved funnyman are such co-stars and colleagues as Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack, and Fred Wolf. The filmmakers also speak to Farley’s four siblings, including his brother Kevin, a comedian and actor, and his brother Tom Jr., who wrote the biography “The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts.”

With the full cooperation and participation of the Farley family, I AM CHRIS FARLEY showcases the performer’s most memorable characters and skits from television and film, paired with iconic photographs, home movies, family snapshots and personal artifacts, to fully round out the story of this comedy legend – a bear of a man who nevertheless had remarkable grace and physicality. Clips from Farley’s most memorable performances fill the documentary, from his breathtaking Chippendales audition alongside Patrick Swayze, to his comically ill-fated salesman in Tommy Boy, to his diatribes as Matt Foley, the motivational speaker who “lives in a van down by the river!”

Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud, and I Am Chris Farley will tell his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story for the first time ever.

I AM CHRIS FARLEY was executive produced by Paul Gertz (I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Bruce Lee), Kent Wingerak (I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Bruce Lee) and Robert Pirooz (I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Evel Knievel)

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‘I Am Chris Farley’ Documentary To Open In Late Summer 2015

‘I Am Chris Farley’ Documentary To Open In Late Summer 2015

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Virgil Films announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to I AM CHRIS FARLEY, the definitive biographical film about the late comedy star featuring co-stars and colleagues such as Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, David Spade, and many others. The new film, directed by Brent Hodge and Derik Murray, will open in key markets nationwide in the later part of summer 2015 and will debut on Spike Monday, August 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT to be followed by Video-On-Demand availability.

The acquisition arrangement was negotiated by Joe Amodei, CEO and President of Virgil Films, and Derik Murray, Founder and CEO of Network Entertainment.
The film, from the directors of A Brony Tale, I Am Evel Knievel and the upcoming Johnny Cash – American Rebel, tells Chris Farley’s story, from his early days in Madison, Wisconsin, and at Marquette University, through his work at the legendary club Second City to his rapid rise to the top of the comedy world on “Saturday Night Live” and in hit films like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.
Sharing insights into the beloved funnyman are such co-stars and colleagues as Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack and Fred Wolf. The filmmakers also speak to Farley’s four siblings, including his brother Kevin, a comedian and actor, and his brother Tom Jr., who wrote the biography “The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts.”
Co-director and producer Derik Murray said:  “Chris Farley’s talent knew no bounds. A fearless performer who sought only to please an audience, he left behind a remarkable body of work, and we are proud to present his story with the support of an iconic cast that knew and loved Chris.”
Virgil Films’ Joe Amodei added I AM CHRIS FARLEY “reveals the real man behind the comic genius – and poignantly reminds us of the great work that went left undone.”
With the full cooperation and participation of the Farley family, I AM CHRIS FARLEY showcases the performer’s most memorable characters and skits from television and film, paired with iconic photographs, home movies, family snapshots and personal artifacts, to fully round out the story of this comedy legend – a bear of a man who nevertheless had remarkable grace and physicality. Clips from Farley’s most memorable performances fill the documentary, from his breathtaking Chippendales audition alongside Patrick Swayze, to his comically ill-fated salesman in Tommy Boy, to his diatribes as Matt Foley, the motivational speaker who “lives in a van down by the river!”
Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud, and I Am Chris Farley will tell his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story for the first time ever.
Executive produced by Paul Gertz (I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Bruce Lee), Kent Wingerak (I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Bruce Lee) and Robert Pirooz (I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Evel Knievel), I AM CHRIS FARLEY is “an amazing tribute to a comedy legend” (Variety) and “an intimate look inside the life of one of the best, gone too soon” (Los Angeles Times).
About Network Entertainment – Network Entertainment develops, finances, produces and distributes unscripted series, documentaries, docudramas, films and online specials. Founder and CEO Derik Murray created and produced the primetime series Making the Cut, the Academy Award shortlisted feature documentary Facing Ali and I Am Bruce Lee. President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Gertz was the executive producer and showrunner of Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict and the producer of several high-budget animated films for major studios, including 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. Mr. Gertz has also served as a senior-level executive for Lucasfilm and Hanna-Barbera. Network’s recent feature documentaries I Am Steve McQueen, featuring Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan, Ali MacGraw, Marisa Miller, and narrated by Robert Downey Jr., and I Am Evel Knievel, featuring Matthew McConaughey, Kid Rock, Guy Fieri, Michelle Rodriguez and Robbie Maddison had their U.S. broadcast premieres in 2014, and are distributed internationally by Fremantle Media. Feature documentaries currently in production include Johnny Cash – American Rebel, which will be released in 2015.
About Virgil Films – Virgil Films & Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Joe Amodei to acquire, market, and distribute DVD, TV and Digital product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. The company has built partnerships with OWN, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, Pureflix Entertainment, MLB Productions, Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and other high-profile entertainment brands since their inception. Releases from Virgil Films & Entertainment include the Oscar-nominated documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me; the award-winning documentary Miss Representation; the critically acclaimed, timeless and best-selling Forks Over Knives; and the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo and its sequel Korengal. They have also released the compelling The House I Live In, A Brony Tale, Legends of the Knight and others. Follow them on twitter: @virgilfilms |   www.VirgilFilmsEnt.com.

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The Lumineers To Perform On Saturday Night Live On January 19th

The Lumineers To Perform On Saturday Night Live On January 19th

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Grammy-nominated band The Lumineers will be the musical guests on Saturday Night Live on January 19, hosted by Jennifer Lawrence.

The band’s Grammy-nominated self-titled debut album (nominated for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album) continues to gain momentum on the charts, finally cracking the Billboard Top 10 last week with over 61,000 copies sold. The album has sold almost 700,000 copies since its release last April by Dualtone, almost always selling more records each week than the previous week.

The album is anchored by the band’s popular first single “Ho Hey” which has just gone double-platinum, and is quickly moving towards triple platinum with the band selling over 300,000 copies last week alone with a running total of nearly 2,400,000 copies sold. This accomplishment comes only weeks after the song went platinum, which was just over 6 months in the making, with the band selling on average 50 thousand copies of the song every week since its release.

The Lumineers are the first independent label artist to have a debut single reach #1 at three separate formats–Triple A, Alternative & Hot AC. “Ho Hey” spent eight weeks at #1 at Triple A radio and two weeks at #1 at Alternative Radio. The song is currently #1 on Billboard’s Rock Chart and #4 on the Hot 100. The debut album and “Ho Hey” were both #1 at Spotify for some time in December, and are currently sitting at #2 on the music streaming service.

The band’s second single “Stubborn Love” is following in the footsteps of its predecessor. “Stubborn Love” is currently sitting at #1 at AAA Radio, and is Top 20 at Alternative radio.

The band are preparing to hit the road in the US for some dates on the east coast, all of which sold out almost instantly. World-wide, the band is selling out every date they play. See below for complete itinerary.

Upcoming Tour Dates

January 30 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall

January 31 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre

February 1 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

February 2 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

February 4 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

February 5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

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DJ Steve Porter Unveils Hilarious ‘Community’ Season One Remix

DJ Steve Porter Unveils Hilarious ‘Community’ Season One Remix

DJ Steve Porter made this hilarious remix of ‘Community’ Season One. Check out the video below to find out what you have been missing!

Remember that ‘Community’ Season One hits DVD on September 21st, 2010!

Synopsis: Smooth talking ex-lawyer Jeff Winger has got a lot to learn, and he’s come to Greendale Community College to avoid every bit of it. Unfortunately for Jeff, he’s not the only misfit to enroll here, and people in need have an odd way of finding each other. First, his fake study group becomes a real study group. Then, over the course of a strange year – from Mexican Halloween to the final ‘Tranny Dance’ – including bad trips, great debates, drunk dials, food fights, epic paintball battles and sinister chicken finger conspiracies – the group becomes a family, something Jeff never wanted, but clearly needs. Starring Joel McHale (TV’s “The Soup”), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Emmy Award winner Chevy Chase.

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Ryan Phillippe, Val Kilmer In Talks To Join Cast of ‘MacGruber’

Ryan Phillippe, Val Kilmer In Talks To Join Cast of ‘MacGruber’

macgruber_phillippe_kilmerRyan Phillippe and Val Kilmer are currently in talks to join the cast of MacGruber, the SNL parody of the classic adventure series MacGyver.

MacGruber is the latest in a long line of Saturday Night Live skits to make the the jump to the silver screen. The skit was originally brought to life on SNL in 2007 and starred Will Forte (MacGruber) and Kristen Wiig (Vicki). Jorma Taccone, who created the character and directed most of the skits, is set to direct.

The plot is described as follows: The legendary, much decorated MacGruber is pulled out of retirement as a monk in Ecuador by a colonel, who needs him once more to fight on behalf of his country. This time the mission involves going up against the evil Cunth, who has a nuclear warhead; the mission is personal because Cunth killed MacGruber’s bride.

Val Kilmer will play Cunth, while Phillippe would play Piper, an Army officer who has to team up with MacGruber.

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