The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience

The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience
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GenreComedy musical
Directed byMike Diva
Akiva Schaffer
StarringAndy Samberg
Akiva Schaffer
Country of originUnited States
Executive producersAndy Samberg
Akiva Schaffer
Jorma Taccone
Becky Sloviter
CinematographyAaron Grasso
EditorsMike Diva
Akiva Schaffer
Running time30 minutes
Original releaseMay 23, 2019 (2019-05-23)
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The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience is a Netflix special by comedy rap group The Lonely Island. Billed as a "visual poem",[1] the special is directed by Mike Diva and Akiva Schaffer and stars Andy Samberg as Jose Canseco and Akiva Schaffer as Mark McGwire. It is presented as a rap album written and performed by Canseco and McGwire in the 1980s, when the pair was known as the Bash Brothers while playing for the Oakland Athletics. It was released along with an accompanying album on May 23, 2019.[2][3] It was timed with the 30th anniversary of the A's 1989 championship season.[4][5]

  1. ^ Rubin, Peter (2019-05-24). "Netflix's Anything-Goes Philosophy Gets to Parody Rap". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  2. ^ "The Lonely Island Surprise Release Is a Bash Brothers Rap Special". Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  3. ^ Dolan, Jon (2019-05-24). "The Lonely Island's 'The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience' is a Concept LP on Steroids". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  4. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (May 23, 2019). "Netflix Unveils Lonely Island Musical Tribute to Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire". Variety. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Barney, Chuck (May 23, 2019). "Andy Samberg and friends mock Oakland A's Bash Brothers McGwire, Canseco in Netflix special". The Mercury News. Retrieved May 26, 2019.

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