The YouTube channel TheLonelyIsland is hosted by The Lonely Island, an American comedy troupe composed of Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg, best known for their comedic music. Originally from Berkeley, California, the group is currently based in New York City. The group broke out due to their collective work from 2005 to 2011 on Saturday Night Live, featuring Samberg as a cast member and Taccone and Schaffer as writers. All three left their jobs at SNL, with Taccone leaving at the conclusion of the 2010aon2011 season and Samberg and Schaffer departing the next year. Once on the show, they wrote "Lazy Sunday", a music parody video that became an instant hit on YouTube.