|Born||December 1, 1977|
Berkeley, California, U.S.
|Medium||Internet, stand-up, music, television, film|
|Genres||Sketch comedy, situational comedy, comedy hip hop|
Akiva D. Schaffer (/ /; born December 1, 1977) is an American film director, comedian, actor, and writer. He is a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island along with Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone. He began his career with The Lonely Island making videos for Channel 101. In 2005, Saturday Night Live hired the trio, Schaffer joining as a writer. In their time at SNL, The Lonely Island pioneered the digital short format, creating some of the most popular sketches of all time, including "Lazy Sunday", "I Just Had Sex", "I'm on a Boat", and "Dick in a Box". After SNL, Schaffer went on to direct movies including Hot Rod, The Watch, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, and Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers. The Lonely Island made three albums, Incredibad, Turtleneck & Chain, and The Wack Album. Schaffer also produced a number of TV shows and movies some of which include MacGruber, PEN15, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, and Palm Springs.