The pop music world is always rip for comedy because there’s a lot of people thinking they’ll be on top forever. So they go overboard on trying to look rich and lofty. All the while they are so oblivious to things. This is what made MTV’s Cribs so captivating and hilarious. So it’s perfect fodder if you have a good character. Andy Samberg (Hot Rod) comes off as today’s Instagram famous pop star who has to deal with what happens when your follow up record flops with the public. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping promises laughs for anyone who has a teenager in the house who has to inflict her Tiger Beat crush on you. The movie comes out in a Limited Edition Steelbook in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING
(LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK®)
OUT NOVEMBER 12, 2019
FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
‘The Lonely Island’s hilarious satire relentlessly pummels the celebrity machine.
The snort-laughs are as regular as a metronome.’
– MTV News
Los Angeles, CA – On November 12, the hysterical mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, from The Lonely Island, will be released as a limited edition Steelbook® by Shout! Factory.
Fans ordering directly from thelonelyisland.com and ShoutFactory.com will receive a limited-edition lithograph, available while supplies last.
Andy Samberg stars as worldwide pop phenom Conner4Real, with Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader and Joan Cusack as part of the popstar’s 32-person entourage.
After a two-year, sold-out, worldwide tour, Conner4Real is the biggest name in music. Then, his sophomore album flops, with Rolling Stone rating it with a “sh*t emoji.” Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping goes behind the scenes as Conner faces a crisis of popularity, leaving fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when Conner4Real is no longer the dopest star of all.
The hilarious comedy from blockbuster producer Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Superbad, Knocked Up) and Digital Short superstars, The Lonely Island, is loaded with cameos from the biggest names in comedy and music, including Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Carrie Underwood, DJ Khaleed, Nas, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ringo Starr, Simon Cowell, Questlove, Mariah Carey, and many more.
Also available is the original soundtrack to Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, on vinyl courtesy of Mondo Music, and can be found on thelonelyisland.com and mondotees.com. It includes nearly two dozen original, comedic pop and hip-hop songs performed by The Lonely Island and featuring artists such as P!NK, Adam Levine, Michael Bolton and Seal.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Steelbook® Special Features Include:
· Audio Commentary With Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer And Jorma Taccone
· Deleted Scenes
· Music Videos
· Gag Reel
· Interview Outtakes
· Bonus Footage
· And More!
ABOUT THE LONELY ISLAND
Friends since childhood from Berkeley, California, The Lonely Island established themselves with the enormously popular series of Digital Shorts, which were frequently featured on Saturday Night Live beginning with the debut of the pop culture sensation “Lazy Sunday” in 2005. 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 6.9 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 and Sara in collaboration with the trio and was nominated for Best Original Song at the 2015 Oscars®. 2019 has remained a busy year for the group, as The Lonely Island teamed up with Beck and Robyn for the song “Super Cool” for the number one film The Lego Movie 2, released a ‘visual poem/love letter’ to their childhood heroes Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire titled The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience on Netflix, and embarked on their first-ever tour which sold out instantly at venues across the east coast and midwestern US.
About SHOUT! FACTORY
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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