Jorma Taccone

Jorma Taccone

 

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Jorma Christopher Taccone (/ˈjɔːrmə təˈkni/;[2] born March 19, 1977) is an American actor, comedian, director, writer, producer, record producer and musician. Taccone is one third of the sketch comedy troupe The Lonely Island along with childhood friends Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer. In 2010, he co-wrote and directed the SNL spin-off film MacGruber, which was his directorial debut. Taccone directed his second feature alongside Schaffer, the musical comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which he also co-wrote and co-starred with Schaffer and Samberg.

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The Lego Movie
 
The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film written for the screen and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a story by Lord, Miller and Dan and Kevin Hageman.
Hot Rod
 
Hot Rod is a 2007 American comedy film co-written, directed by, and starring members of The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer).
Land of the Lost
 
Land of the Lost is a 2009 American adventure comedy film directed by Brad Silberling, produced by Sid and Marty Krofft and Jimmy Miller, written by Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas, distributed by Universal Pictures, co-produced by Relativity Media, Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures and Mosaic Media Group and starring Will Ferrell, Danny McBride and Anna Friel, loosely based on the 1974 Sid and Marty Krofft television series of the same name.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
 
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a 2016 American mockumentary comedy film directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and written, produced by and starring Andy Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone.

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Tournament boat rides too thrilling for non-competitors
  –  March 18, 2018
His speech resembles that of David Sandberg's character Jorma Taccone in the action-comedy film "Kung Fury," except Miniter's is not affected. He really talks that way. I've ridden in many tournaments as an observer and twice as a competitor. I'm used to ...
Tracy Morgan On How ‘The Last O.G’ Is An Ode To His Background – SXSW
  –  March 15, 2018
Before the SXSW premiere, Morgan, Haddish, and The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone, who directed the pilot, stopped by the Deadline Studio. “The origins are my life, my background. These are people that I have known,” said Morgan on what inspired the s ...
Tracy Morgan comes back to TV with ‘The Last O.G.’
  –  March 14, 2018
In the first episode, there are jokes about brunch and strollers. Director Jorma Taccone (the Lonely Island) said they filmed at the coffee shop he goes to and used the exteriors of real Brooklyn housing projects to keep things genuine. Haddish steals any ...
Tracy Morgan returns to television with The Last O.G.
  –  March 14, 2018
“It’s shot right there (in Brooklyn). That’s what you’re feeling when you look at our show.” Director Jorma Taccone, who lives in Brooklyn, also said authenticity was a goal in the shows production. Taccone said they filmed the show very close to ...
SXSW: Tiffany Haddish on Wanting to Host the Oscars, Getting Into Character for ‘The Last OG’
  –  March 13, 2018
“When Jordan gave me the script, every single page of it was relatable,” added pilot director Jorma Taccone. It was important for those people “The Last OG” to make the series feel authentic. This included shooting on location at the coffee shop ...
25 Films and Events We’re Looking Forward to at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival
  –  March 8, 2018
The Last O.G. Fresh off his Oscar win, executive producer and screenwriter Jordan Peele travels to Austin with director Jorma Taccone to premiere this Turner Broadcasting series starring Tracy Morgan as a ex-con confronting a changed world, sons he didn ...
Lonely Island.
  –  March 7, 2018
The song, by band members Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer about blockbuster movies that didn’t receive Oscar nods, is odd. Its music video, such as it is, alleges that the band was asked to write a song for the 90th Oscars ceremony on ...
Why do the Oscars shun blockbusters? A hilarious song wants to know
  –  March 6, 2018
So, the trio – Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone – made a makeshift video of their song, Why Not Me? using film stills. The group shared the video on YouTube on March 5, a day after the Oscars ceremony. The song examines the timeless ...
Here’s the hilarious song The Lonely Island almost played at the Oscars
  –  March 6, 2018
The Lonely Island, the musical parody group formed of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, have released a brilliant demo version of a musical segment that was rejected by Oscars producers as “financially and logistically impossible”.
Hilarious Oscars opening song you didn’t get to see
  –  March 5, 2018
US musical comedy trio The Lonely Island — Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — were tasked with writing a number to open yesterday’s Oscars ceremony. “I guess that’s what you get when you’re not classically handsome,” IT’s ...
The Lonely Island's hilarious rejected Oscars song deserves a listen
  –  March 5, 2018
The group -- comprised of "Saturday Night Live" alum Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone -- claims it penned a song for the Academy Awards called "Why Not Me?" that would have featured stars like Chris Hemsworth, Gal Gadot, and Jason Momoa ...
See the Ridiculously Expensive (and Funny) Lonely Island Skit That Got Cut From the Oscars
  –  March 5, 2018
The Lonely Island — the comedy trio made up by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — came up with a star-studded musical number that would have seriously blown your mind. The Oscars may celebrate the best accomplishments of the entertainment ...
The Lonely Island’s Scrapped Oscars Song Champions For Blockbusters
  –  March 5, 2018
Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer were approached by the Oscars about writing a special song for the 90th Annual ceremony. Unfortunately, the result of their creative sessions working on the project was ultimately deemed "financially and logistically ...
The Lonely Island Shares Rejected Oscars Anthem Honoring Blockbuster Movies
  –  March 5, 2018
Known for their SNL Digital Shorts, Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island posted a video of the song on YouTube that they wrote for the Oscars. After not being chosen to air (and after you watch the video above, you will wish ...
Watch: The Lonely Island’s Oscars Song Was Too Expensive and Star-Studded for the Ceremony
  –  March 5, 2018
The Lonely Island, the Saturday Night Live hip-hop trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Shaffer, and Jorma Taccone, was asked to write a song for this year’s Oscars ceremony. However, the song that they came up with about the films that weren’t nominated for ...
Hear the Lonely Island's Unused Oscars Parody Song
  –  March 5, 2018
Throughout the hilarious track, the trio – Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer – portray characters from big-budget Hollywood movies and critically panned projects who vent about their lack of nominations. From Kimmel's monologue to deserved ...
Unused Oscar Song Featured Marvel And DC Superheroes Singing "Why Not Me?"
  –  March 5, 2018
The group, comprised of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, notes all vocals and visuals are placeholders, instructing viewers to "use your imagination and enjoy." On Twitter, the trio called the song "overly ambitious" and "expensive and a ...
Watch: Wonder Woman and Thor wonder ‘Why Not Me?’ in cut Oscar song
  –  March 5, 2018
The musical group The Lonely Island — Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Brooklyn 99‘s Andy Samberg — were asked to pitch a music video for the legendary awards ceremony. Related: #InclusionRider goes viral after Frances McDormand’s Oscar speech ...
The Lonely Island wrote an insane Oscars song for all the non-nominees
  –  March 5, 2018
But, according to The Lonely Island, it almost did! One day after the ceremony, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone dropped a surprise new song, paying tribute to all the best (and weirdest) performances that missed out on a nomination this year.
SEE IT: The Lonely Island shares hilarious song they wrote for the Oscars
  –  March 5, 2018
The popular comedy trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone shared a new song Monday they said was written for the Oscars as a tribute to all the blockbuster performances that didn't quite make the cut. "We wrote a song for this year's Oscars ...
Watch the Hilarious Lonely Island Music Video That Was Cut From the 2018 Oscars
  –  March 5, 2018
The Lonely Island wrote a song for the 2018 Oscars, but it didn't make the award show cut. The comedy group of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer shared the news on social media Monday, along with a demo of the Oscar song, entitled "Why Not Me."
The Lonely Island to make live debut at Clusterfest 2018, alongside Jon Stewart, Kyle Mooney and Nathan Fielder
  –  February 13, 2018
Chief among them: The Lonely Island will make their live debut. Over their 16 year existence, the hip-hop comedy troupe featuring Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer have three full-length studio albums, shot countless music videos, and even ...

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