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Weird Al Yankovic

  1. ripple effects
    Why ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Isn’t Doing His Michael Jackson Parody Songs AnymoreSaying “Beat it” to “Eat It.”
  2. underrated
    ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Explains Why Top Secret! Is the Funniest Film Ever Made“I didn’t mind a lack of cohesive plot. It just really appealed to me.”
  3. sneak peeks
    Please Enjoy This Drunk History Clip Featuring Rachel Bloom and Weird Al“It’s weird to tell a story about Nazis and be so cozy.”
  4. puzzles
    ‘Weird Al,’ an Evil Genius, Makes Hard Crossword Puzzle As Some Sick Mind Game“Weird Al” Yankovic helped create a cheese-themed crossword puzzle in the New York Times.
  5. who lives who dies who polkas your story
    You Didn’t Think You Needed a ‘Weird Al’ Polka Cover of Hamilton But Here We Are“Weird Al” Yankovic was a tremendous influence on Lin-Manuel Miranda growing up.
  6. The Comedy Curator’s Christmas CutsWhile I am not usually a fan of these kinds of lists, I do miss my annual tradition of sending holiday mix tapes, and later mix CDs, to friends […]
  7. The Unexpected Longevity of ‘Weird Al’ YankovicThe master of song parody continues to thrive in unexpected ways.
  8. Weird Al Yankovic Announces 2018 Dates for ‘The Ridiculously […]Weird Al Yankovic is hitting the road for a supersized tour next year. Nerdist reports that Yankovic’s tour, The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, […]
  9. last night on late night
    John Oliver Enlists Weird Al to Sing ‘Please Don’t Nuke Us, North Korea’“May I suggest you take it down a notch or two?”
  10. chat room
    How Weird Al Removed the Misogyny of ‘Blurred Lines’ by Adding Grammar LessonsWeird Al Yankovic explains how he took Pharrell and Robin Thicke’s rape-y hit and made a nerdy blast.
  11. good one podcast
    Weird Al on Turning Pharrell & Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Into ‘Word Crimes’Weird Al discusses the intricacies of his process on Vulture’s Good One: A Podcast About Jokes.
  12. Check Out Some Deleted Scenes from the Final Season of ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang! ends its impressive 110-episode run on IFC tonight, and today the network released a bunch of deleted […]
  13. nerd porn
    Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Weird Al in ConcertNerd-porn alert.
  14. The Triumph of ‘Comedy Bang Bang’ and the Rise of Comedy Geek Culture I happened to be watching The Ben Stiller Show for a column I write about 1990s comedy when I read the tweet from Scott Aukerman that after […]
  15. Scott Aukerman and Weird Al Meet During Wartime in This ‘Comedy Bang! […]It seems like only yesterday that Comedy Bang! Bang! was just a baby on IFC, but Friday marks a very special milestone for Scott Aukerman and […]
  16. Watch the Season 5 ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ Premiere a Week EarlyComedy Bang! Bang! returns with a new season next Friday, but today IFC released the entire premiere on YouTube. The episode features new […]
  17. Stephen Colbert Chats with Accordion Player/Sex God Weird Al YankovicHere’s a clip from Weird Al Yankovic’s visit to last night’s Late Show, where he explains the many job titles he’s had the honor of having […]
  18. Behold the First ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ Promos with Weird Al YankovicComedy Bang! Bang returns to IFC this June with new bandleader Weird Al, and today Yankovic released two new promos for the season on his […]
  19. Weird Al Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory World Tour’ Continues in JuneWeird Al’s Mandatory World Tour isn’t over yet. According to The A.V. Club, Yankovic announced a new batch of Mandatory World Tour dates that […]
  20. Weird Al and Gilbert Gottfried Were a Surprisingly Perfect Match on […] Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Gilbert Gottfried doesn’t […]
  21. Weird Al Yankovic Is the New ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ BandleaderKid Cudi appeared in his final Comedy Bang! Bang! episode as bandleader back in December, and today, Scott Aukerman announced the […]
  22. wonderful news
    Weird Al Joins Comedy Bang! Bang! As Co-HostProduction starts today on CBB’s fifth season.
  23. ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ Takes on ‘The View’ Tomorrow Night with Some Help […]Here’s a sneak peek from tomorrow’s episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! featuring a ton of special guests, from a less than enthusiastic Weird Al […]
  24. governors ball 2015
    The Highs and Lows of the 2015 Governors Ball Music FestivalDrake’s boner faces, Lana Del Rey’s shortcomings, and more.
  25. Read a New Oral History of Weird Al Yankovic’s ‘UHF’To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Weird Al Yankovic’s 1989 film UHF, The A.V. Club has a new oral history out today on the film that […]
  26. ‘Sound Advice’ Is Back with Vanessa Bayer and Weird Al Yankovic// // Above Average’s web series Sound Advice now has a new home on IFC’s Comedy Crib, and its latest season premiered today with Janessa […]
  27. Kristen Wiig Stole the Show at Last Night’s GrammysThe 2015 Grammys aired last night, and ahead of his huge international tour, Weird Al Yankovic took home the award for Best Comedy Album […]
  28. Vulture’s 2015 Grammy PredictionsBeyoncé or Sam Smith?
  29. Weird Al Yankovic Announces the ‘Mandatory World Tour’Not long after getting his first-ever #1 album on the Billboard charts, Weird Al Yankovic has announced a huge five-month international tour […]
  30. Weird Al’s Early Work Finally Emerges from the ArchivesAs Weird Al’s career approaches its fourth decade, his audience continues to regenerate itself and amass new generations of fans, like a […]
  31. Weird Al Ranks His Top Five Sketch and Standup Comedy AlbumsHere’s a web extra from Late Night featuring guest Weird Al Yankovic, who is given the daunting task of summing up his five favorite sketch and […]
  32. simpsons world
    Watch Conan O’Brien Perform the Simpsons Monorail SongWhat’d I say? Monorail!
  33. party chat
    Weird Al on His Emmy Medley & George R.R. Martin“We just kind of sprung it on him.”
  34. emmys 2014
    Watch Weird Al’s Emmys TV Theme-Song MedleyThis guy’s everywhere.
  35. profile
    The Weird Al Boom: He’s More Popular Than Ever“There are big peaks and valleys in a career, and I try not to get too full of myself or too depressed.”
  36. Weird Al Fans Are Petitioning for Him to Perform at the Super Bowl […]Between his new album, eight music videos, and #1 spot on the Billboard charts, Weird Al is definitely having a great year, and now fans want […]
  37. eat it
    Weird Al Tears Up When He Learns He’s No. 1Sniffle.
  38. Check Out Weird Al’s Incredible Attention to Detail in This Comparison […]As if you needed any further proof that Weird Al is the best, here’s a new video that compares eight of his parody videos side-by-side with the […]
  39. eat it
    7 Reasons Weird Al Won the Internet and Topped the ChartsThe state of pop music, nostalgia, and more.
  40. Weird Al Gets His First #1 Album on the Billboard Charts with ‘Mandatory […]After over a week of releasing music videos and an over 30-year career of parodying pop songs, Weird Al Yankovic has finally reached the #1 […]
  41. Weird Al on the Interconnectedness of Parody and Nostalgia“Parody is, almost by nature, disposable. And yet, people like it so much. Especially if you hear it at a certain point in your life, and then […]
  42. Weird Al’s Final ‘Mandatory Fun’ Music Video ‘Mission Statement’ Is HereYesterday marked the final music video release for Weird Al’s new album Mandatory Fun, and via WSJ, here’s the business jargon-stuffed Crosby, […]
  43. This Week in Comedy: Weird Al’s Still Got It In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -Broadway great and 30 Rock scene stealer Elaine Stritch […]
  44. Weird Al Reminds You That Your Team Sucks in ‘Sports Song’It’s a new day, which means there’s a new Weird Al Mandatory Fun music video for your enjoyment. After “Tacky,” “Word Crimes,” “Foil,” and […]
  45. Weird Al’s Iggy Azalea Parody ‘Handy’ Is Quite RidiculousWe’re halfway through Weird Al’s exciting week of music video releases for his album Mandatory Fun – watch “Tacky,” “Word Crimes,” and “Foil” […]
  46. The Best of Weird Al’s Reddit AMATo coincide with the release of his new album Mandatory Fun, “Weird Al” Yankovic did a question and answer session on Reddit, which was full of […]
  47. Patton Oswalt, Thomas Lennon, and Ben Garant Join Weird Al in Lorde Parody […]Back today with Mandatory Fun music video #3 after “Tacky” and “Word Crimes,” here’s Weird Al with his Lorde parody “Foil” featuring some great […]
  48. supermarket finds
    14 Rare and Unreleased Weird Al Parodies You May Not Have HeardLike Michael Jackson’s “Black or White”? You’ll love Weird Al’s “Snack All Night.”
  49. Weird Al’s Week of Awesomeness Continues with Robin Thicke Parody ‘Word […]After yesterday’s “Tacky,” Weird Al just released his second music video today – a parody of “Blurred Lines” called “Word Crimes” that’s a […]
  50. When Johnny Carson Just Didn’t Know What to Make of Weird AlThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
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