Loyal Boing Boing readers may recall past posts about The Lonely Island, an LA-based collective of funnypersons who shot a pilot for FOX called Awesometown. Fox passed, none of the networks picked it up, so the guys released the pilot on their website under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
But here's the big news -- a blog exclusive. BoingBoing's Hollywood informant raises his nose mid-snort from a line of blow along a stripper's butt-crack to tell us that three Lonely Island-ers have been hired by NBC's Saturday Night Live.
On SNL's forthcoming season, Andy Samberg (far right in photo above) will become a member of the new cast, while Jorma Taccone (far left) and Akiva Schaffer (to the immediate right of Jack Black in colonial drag) will support him as writers.
Previously: Lonely Island: wack-ass online shorts and mp3s
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: email@example.com.