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Weird Al Yankovic

  1. 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.”
  2. 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.”
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 […]
  6. The Unexpected Longevity of ‘Weird Al’ YankovicThe master of song parody continues to thrive in unexpected ways.
  7. 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, […]
  8. 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?”
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 […]
  12. nerd porn
    Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Weird Al in ConcertNerd-porn alert.
  13. 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 […]
  14. 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 […]
  15. 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 […]
  16. 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 […]
  17. 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 […]
  18. 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 […]
  19. 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 […]
  20. 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 […]
  21. wonderful news
    Weird Al Joins Comedy Bang! Bang! As Co-HostProduction starts today on CBB’s fifth season.
  22. 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 […]
  23. lawsuits
    Weird Al Is Suing Sony Music Entertainment For $5 million. 
  24. tv
    From Weird Al to Beavis to Undressed: A History Lesson on MTV’s Scripted ShowsWhat, you forgot ‘Sifl & Olly’ and ‘The Young Ones’? What have Snooki and Co. done to you?
  25. clickables
    Hear the Roots and Weird Al Yankovic Cover MadvillainHappy 1.6 million followers, Questlove!
  26. quote machine
    Diddy’s Tracks Worth More Than AssPlus: Weird Al almost finished with next masterpiece.
  27. new cracker jack swing
    10 Landmark Videos of White Comedy RapHow We Got from Rappin’ Rodney to “Lazy Sunday”
  28. music
    Is That Weird Al Yankovic in Hanson’s New Music Video?Yes, and the song is called “Thinkin’ Bout Something.”
  29. movies
    Watch the Trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story“I’ve know he’s weird… I think I’ve always known.”
  30. movies
    See Weird Al’s Sex TapeGuess the world of music-video spoofs has lost its luster.
  31. weird al
    Finally: Weird Al to Make Another MovieHe’s writing and directing, but the movie’s protagonist will “most likely be teenage.”
  32. weird al
    At Last, Weird Al Addresses Charles Nelson Reilly and the White Stripes in the Same SongNow this is (slightly) more like it.
  33. weird al
    Is Weird Al in a Parody Slump?Or is popular music the problem?
  34. chat room
    Tinted Windows’ Taylor Hanson on the One Collaboration Stranger Than Tinted Windows“It’s actually a song inspired by seeing Brian Wilson once when Weird Al and I got together with our kids and saw him wandering in a park.”
  35. tube junkie
    Weird Al Finally Weighs In on Craigslist, the DoorsMusic’s preeminent song parodist, “Weird Al” Yankovic, returns this morning with a new single and video, and, we’ll be honest, we’re a little disappointed.
  36. twitter
    ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s Genius Now Available in 140-Character InstallmentsWe figured you should probably know about this.
  37. victory
    New Weird Al Single Finally AvailableAnd it’s awesome!
  38. tragedy
    Outrage: New Weird Al Single Delayed by iTunes GlitchPredictably, Apple’s stock price has plummeted nine points since the opening bell.
  39. awesome
    Confirmed: Weird Al to Have His Way With T.I.On his blog, Weird Al Yankovic has confirmed that his new single will be a parody of T.I.’s ‘Whatever You Like.’
  40. awesome
    What Will Weird Al’s New Single Be?Says Al: ‘It’s a parody of a song that very recently was (or perhaps still is) the number one song in the country.’
  41. politics
    Which Other ‘Weird Al’ Song Parodies Were Written Under Record-Company Pressure?”Girls Just Wanna Have Lunch’ was parody done under duress.’
  42. apropos of nothing
    Is ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic America’s Greatest Living Patriot? Yes, Say SomeWe’ve long been champions of “Weird Al” as an artist, but, until now, we never really considered his greater impact as an American patriot.
  43. the early-evening news
    Frequently Bankrupt Real-Estate Tycoon Working on Intellectually Bankrupt TV SeriesPlus news about Radiohead and ABC!
  44. the take
    Irrelevant Institution Announces Nominations For Meaningless HonorWho will make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? We don’t care!
  45. last night's gig
    ‘Weird Al’: Still Great!Yep, he played “Eat It.” “Amish Paradise” too.
  46. tube junkie
    Merv Griffin Dies at 82Entertainment legend Merv Griffin died yesterday at the age of 82.