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JORMA TACCONE (Written by/Directed by) is a writer/director and composer for Saturday Night Live. Along with his writing partners Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer, he is responsible for creating the popular SNL "Digital Shorts,” which have reinvigorated the series and spurred many watercooler moments over the past several seasons. Some of the most notable shorts include their Emmy-winning "D**k in a Box” (with Justin Timberlake), "Lazy Sunday” (a rap about The Chronicles of Narnia) and "The Natalie Portman Rap,” all of which Taccone co-wrote and for which he composed music with the help of his brother, Asa.

Taccone has also directed many digital shorts, including "MacGruber,” "Business Meeting” (with Rainn Wilson and Arcade Fire), "Roy Rules” and "Sloths.”

Taccone was honored with a Writers Guild Award for his work on the 2005/2006 season and a Peabody Award for the 2008/2009 season of the show.

Taccone, Samberg and Schaffer, collectively known as The Lonely Island, have been friends since junior high school in Berkeley, California. In 2000, the trio began writing, directing and producing its own brand of comedy and showcasing it on their Web site The Lonely Island's debut album, "Incredibad,” was released by Universal Republic in February 2009 and is the first comedy album to reach No. 1 on iTunes.

Taccone is also an engaging performer, who made his feature acting debut in Hot Rod. In the film, he appeared opposite Andy Samberg, Ian McShane, Sissy Spacek, Isla Fisher and Bill Hader, as Rod's (Samberg) geeky and lovable half brother, Kevin. He also appeared as the lovable monkey-boy Chaka in Universal Pictures' Land of the Lost, starring Will Ferrell and directed by Brad Silberling.

Taccone is the son of accomplished theater director Anthony Taccone and a graduate of the UCLA theater department, where he studied acting. He currently resides in New York City.


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