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"Weird Al" Yankovic

"Weird Al" Yankovic

 

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Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (/ˈjæŋkəvɪk/ YANG-kə-vik; born October 23, 1959)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts, and polka medleys of several popular songs, featuring his favored instrument, the accordion.

Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007),[2] recorded more than 150 parody and original songs,[3][4][5] and has performed more than 1,000 live shows.[6] His works have earned him four Grammy Awards and a further 11 nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Weird Al's first top ten Billboard album (Straight Outta Lynwood) and single ("White & Nerdy") were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career. His latest album, Mandatory Fun (2014), became his first number-one album during its debut week.

Weird Al's success comes in part from his effective use of music video to further parody popular culture, the song's original artist, and the original music videos themselves, scene-for-scene in some cases. He directed later videos himself and went on to direct for other artists including Ben Folds, Hanson, The Black Crowes, and The Presidents of the United States of America. With the decline of music television and the onset of social media, Weird Al used YouTube and other video sites to publish his videos; this strategy proved integral helping to boost sales of his later albums including Mandatory Fun. Weird Al has stated that he may forgo traditional albums in favor of timely releases of singles and EPs following on this success.

In addition to recording his albums, Weird Al wrote and starred in the film UHF (1989) and The Weird Al Show (1997). He has also made guest appearances and performed voice acting roles on many television shows and video web content, in addition to starring in Al TV specials on MTV.[1] He has also written two children's books, When I Grow Up and My New Teacher and Me!

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Highlights10

Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic
 
Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic is a 15-album box set by American comedy musician "Weird Al" Yankovic, scheduled for release on November 24, 2017.
Captain Underpants Theme Song
Song
Captain Underpants Theme Song is a song by musical artist "Weird Al" Yankovic, released on May 12, 2017.
Sandy Wexler
 
Sandy Wexler is a 2017 American comedy web film directed by Steven Brill and written by Dan Bulla, Paul Sado and Adam Sandler.
Mandatory Fun
 
Mandatory Fun is the fourteenth studio album by American musician "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Photos - "Weird Al" Yankovic513

People Recently Photographed with "Weird Al" Yankovic1

Popular Albums30

Album Appearances & References15

Popular Songs53

Popular Live Albums3

Live Album Appearances & References1

Musical Groups1

Song Appearances & References194

Musical Group References2

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Films7

Minor Film Appearances & References21

TV Shows67

Book References & Influences2

Collaborators & Influencers190

Other Film-Related Relationships12

Other Music-Related Relationships22

Personal & Professional Relationships13

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships8

Awards & Nominations12

Events1

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Videos107

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Upcoming Concerts64

Bardavon 1869 Opera House
Poughkeepsie, United States
February 27, 2018
Tarrytown Music Hall
Tarrytown, United States
March 1, 2018
The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Mashantucket, United States
March 2, 2018
The Music Hall-NH
Portsmouth, United States
March 3, 2018
The Wilbur
Boston, United States
March 4, 2018
Théâtre Maisonneuve
Montreal, Canada
March 7, 2018
The Danforth Music Hall
Toronto, Canada
March 8, 2018
The Danforth Music Hall
Toronto, Canada
March 9, 2018
20 Monroe Live
Grand Rapids, United States
March 10, 2018
Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor, United States
March 11, 2018
University At Buffalo Center for the Arts
Buffalo, United States
March 13, 2018
Ithaca's State Theater
Ithaca, United States
March 14, 2018
Caesars Atlantic City
Atlantic City, United States
March 16, 2018
The Paramount
Huntington, United States
March 17, 2018
American Music Theatre
Lancaster, United States
March 18, 2018
Music Center at Strathmore
North Bethesda, United States
March 20, 2018
Apollo Theater
New York, United States
March 22, 2018
Apollo Theater
New York, United States
March 23, 2018
Palace Theatre-Greensburg
Greensburg, United States
March 24, 2018
Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare
Cleveland, United States
March 25, 2018
Lexington Opera House
Lexington, United States
March 26, 2018
Kentucky Center ??? Brown Theatre
Louisville, United States
March 28, 2018
The Palladium Center For The Performing Arts
Carmel, United States
March 29, 2018
Virginia Theatre
Champaign, United States
March 30, 2018
Hoyt Sherman Place
Des Moines, United States
March 31, 2018
Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall
Rochester, United States
April 2, 2018
Pantages Theatre
Minneapolis, United States
April 3, 2018
Pantages Theatre
Minneapolis, United States
April 4, 2018
Vic Theater
Chicago, United States
April 6, 2018
Vic Theater
Chicago, United States
April 7, 2018
Pabst Theater
Milwaukee, United States
April 10, 2018
Honeywell Center
Wabash, United States
April 12, 2018
The Walker Theatre
Chattanooga, United States
April 13, 2018
Miller Theater
Augusta, United States
April 14, 2018
Tabernacle
Atlanta, United States
April 15, 2018
War Memorial Auditorium-TN
Nashville, United States
April 17, 2018
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Midland, United States
April 22, 2018
Stafford Centre
Stafford, United States
April 24, 2018
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
San Antonio, United States
April 26, 2018
Majestic Theatre Dallas
Dallas, United States
April 27, 2018
Orpheum Theatre
Wichita, United States
April 28, 2018
Folly Theater
Kansas City, United States
April 29, 2018
Paramount Theatre-Colorado
Denver, United States
May 1, 2018
Avalon Theatre
Grand Junction, United States
May 3, 2018
Fox Theatre
Tucson, United States
May 5, 2018
Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, United States
May 8, 2018
McCallum Theatre
Palm Desert, United States
May 9, 2018
Ace Hotel Los Angeles
Los Angeles, United States
May 10, 2018
Ace Hotel Los Angeles
Los Angeles, United States
May 11, 2018
Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
San Diego, United States
May 12, 2018
Crest Theatre
Sacramento, United States
May 15, 2018
Fox Theater
Oakland, United States
May 19, 2018
Uptown Theatre Napa
Napa, United States
May 20, 2018
McDonald Theatre
Eugene, United States
May 24, 2018
Revolution Hall
Portland, United States
May 25, 2018
Revolution Hall
Portland, United States
May 26, 2018
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Spokane, United States
May 27, 2018
Moore Theatre
Seattle, United States
May 29, 2018
Grey Eagle Event Centre
Calgary, Canada
May 31, 2018
River Cree Resort & Casino
Parkland County, Canada
June 2, 2018
Burton Cummings Theatre
Winnipeg, Canada
June 5, 2018
Fargo Theatre
Fargo, United States
June 6, 2018
Jesse Auditorium
Columbia, United States
June 8, 2018
Meyer Theatre
Green Bay, United States
June 10, 2018

News Articles7

Weird Al Yankovic: ‘It’s Extremely Uncool to Use My Name’ To Describe Al Franken
  –  November 21, 2017
On Monday, the comic singer took to Twitter to post an approved application showing that the name “Weird Al” was trademarked to him ... pic.twitter.com/RTfTTQaWkE — Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) November 20, 2017 Hours later, Yankovic sent out another ...
Truck Stop Love then and now (yes, now), as told by everyone who was there
  –  November 20, 2017
The first demo by bassist and singer Brad Huhmann, drummer (and ... with a roster topped by “Weird Al” Yankovic and no knack for breaking Midwestern rock acts. The tribute disc was just one among a glut of similar crazy-quilt appreciations and is ...
All You Need to Know About: Halsey in Vancouver
  –  November 10, 2017
For the singer and songwriter, born Ashley Frangipane ... She’s probably not out to dethrone “Weird Al” Yankovic as the reigning monarch of satirical songcraft, but Halsey has been known to knock out a parody tune on occasion. Most famously, back ...
Ahead of its ‘Hamilton’ year, here’s a look at DPAC’s own performance
  –  November 9, 2017
With a lineup buoyed by “Weird” Al Yankovic, soul singer Leon Bridges, celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson and other sold-out shows, Durham’s share of revenue for the city-owned theater came to more than $1.6 million for the fiscal year that ...
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic to make two Arizona stops during 2018 tour
  –  October 13, 2017
PHOENIX — It is going to get a little more weird in Arizona next year — literally. “Weird Al” Yankovic, a singer who often uses parodies and satires in his performances, will have two Arizona stops on his “The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent ...
“Weird Al” Yankovic announces The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour
  –  October 13, 2017
“Weird Al” Yankovic will head back onto the road early next year for another expansive North American tour. This time, however, the legendary comedian-singer is opting for a “no frills” event with an “Unplugged vibe,” featuring a set ...
Weird Al Yankovic to perform in Wichita – but probably not ‘Eat It’
  –  October 13, 2017
Weird Al is bringing his weird self back to Wichita. Singer/comedian Weird Al Yankovic is bringing his “The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” to the Orpheum Theatre on April 28. Tickets go on sale at noon on Oct. 20. It’s a ...

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