Officially changing my name to “Weird Al” Reykjavík https://t.co/Rp5NZ4VTiT
Weird Al Yankovic - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived for Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs' The event was held at the Beacon Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 1st March 2015
Weird Al Yankovic - Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis Honoring Martin Bandier held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015
The comedy veteran, who specialises in grammatical puns and parodies of modern chart hits, is to embark on a massive world tour following his chart success in 2014.
Following the surprise success he enjoyed with latest album Mandatory Fun last year, musical comedian “Weird Al” Yankovic is cashing in by announcing plans for a huge international tour in 2015.
The ‘Mandatory World Tour’ starts on May 12th with a five-night residency at Planet Hollywood, before embarking on an exhaustive jaunt throughout North America ending on September 18th at the Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheatre in Laughlin, Nevada.
'Weird Al' Yankovic is planning a massive world tour in 2015
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Hilarity for Charity, the 3rd Annual Los Angeles HFC Variety Show to benefit the Alzheimer's Association
American comedy musician Weird Al Yankovic is struggling to wrap his head around scoring his first U.S number one album with latest release 'Mandatory Fun'.
Released on the 22nd of July, the album shifted an impressive 104,000 copies in its first week according to figures released by Nielsen SoundScan, but the man behind parody songs including 'Eat It' and 'Amish Paradise' still can't quiet believe his luck. Weird Al has been in the music business for over thirty years, his first album ""Weird Al" Yankovic" released back in 1983. He's come a long way since then, but his reaction to finally landing a Number 1 with his fourteenth studio album was characteristically down to earth.
"It's still hard for me to wrap my head around that," Yankovic said in an interview. "It means a lot to me."
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Today, the internet proved yet again that if something exists, so does a porn parody of it.
It was about time. This week, Weird Al Yancovic made the Billboard Number 1 for the first time in his career with Mandatory Fun, but there was one honor he was still lacking – he didn’t have a parody of his own work. Well, no more.
This is basically the Internet Apocalypse, tight?
Proving that Rule 34 is still valid, WoodRocket.com, a rather hilariously titled website, specializing in porn parodies, has released one of Weird Al’s 1989 comedy UHF. Well, it’s just a picture gallery at this point, but there’s bound to be someone willing to take that idea and run with it to wildly inappropriate new frontiers in adult entertainment.
Parodies like "Word Crimes" and "Tacky", and a strong social media campaign, helped the comedian to his first Number 1.
Weird Al Yankovic’s latest parody album Mandatory Fun took Number 1 on the Billboard album chart this week, proving that a devoted fanbase still counts for something. With sharp parodies of hits from the past year – most notably, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines and Pharrell Williams’ Happy – the album was released July 15 through Way Moby and RCA Records, and sold 104,000 copies in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Weird Al is coming for your album sales.
Weird Al’s win marks a record of sorts – the first comedy album to hit Number 1 since Allan Sherman topped the bill in 1964 with My Son, The Nut. It’s also Weird Al’s first Billboard Number 1. Ever.
It might sound crazy what I'm about to say...but Weird Al has just scored his first number one on the Billboard 200 with his new album "Mandatory Fun."
The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top spot. 'Mandatory Fun' is Weird Al Yankovic's fourteenth studio album, so he will surely be happy his efforts have finally paid off. It is also the first comedy album to reach the top spot since Allan Sherman's 1963 release 'My Son, The Nut'. Previously the closest Al had come was a Number 2 with 1996 single 'Amish Paradise'.
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Plus, a version of "Blurred Lines" we can actually get behind.
Parodies of Pharrell’s Happy may be well past their sell-by date, but good things take time, as Weird Al Yankovic will probably tell you. That’s the one he released this week. Tacky, a take on Pharrell’s smash hit from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack has the same innocuous lyrics and bright colours that have been luring the easily amused to Weird Al’s parodies for decades.
The curls aren't going away, in case you were wondering.
And that’s not all! Apparently the 52-year-old comedian has six more spoofs in the pipeline. According to the Reddit AMA Yankovic did on Tuesday, he will be releasing eight videos in eight days, ahead of his new album, Mandatory Fun. The second one, which was released today, is of that other big Pharrell hit, which nobody really wants to acknowledge these days – Blurred Lines. Except in Al’s case, it’s Word Crimes,, in which he lament the serious issue of bad grammar, spelling and punctuation online. Well, at least it’s a better message than the original, though admittedly Robin Thicke didn’t set the bar too high.
Weird Al Yankovic is releasing a new album on July 15. What do we know about it so far, and which songs should it parody?
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic is back at it again, but it might just be for the last time in a long time. The master of pop parodies spent the past couple of days hyping up an announcement, and finally let the news out with a tweet him dressed in a Russian-style military outfit with text that says “July 15.” So, a new album is coming – his first since his 2011 release, Alpocalypse - but what in the world does the uniform have to do with anything? He’s ‘Weird Al’ for a reason though, so it won’t be long until everything (kind of) starts to make sense.
'Weird Al' will release his new album on July 15
As for his final album, it’s something that’s only been speculated, but the upcoming record is going to be the last of his current record contract. Yankovic addressed the rumors in a blog post last year, stating, “if you were led to believe that I’m planning on retiring anytime soon, I’m not (sorry, haters). I truly love what I do, and if I ever stop working, it won’t be of my own free will.” It doesn’t seem like he’s planning to call it quits anytime soon, but why should he anyway? On July 15, the album released will be his fifteenth of his career, so there’s really no point to stop now, right? Especially since there’s so many new songs to make fun of all the time!
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UHF stars parody song-writer Yankovic as a hapless dreamer who assumes control of a failing UHF television station. This serves as the perfect format for Weird Al to do what Weird Al does best: parody! Honestly, UHF is really just a platform for Weird Al to engage in his usual assortment of skits, song parodies, and wacky hijinks. When focusing on that, UHF is dumb, but quite honestly funny. Michael Richards (the future Kramer) even jumps in as Weird Al's crazy janitor, who eventually earns his way on air as a popular children's show host.
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Date of birth
23rd October, 1959
Officially changing my name to “Weird Al” Reykjavík https://t.co/Rp5NZ4VTiT
Thanks to @RollingStone, who gave our 2018 tour VIP package the “Best Value” award! https://t.co/Ei1WqyKxV0
RT @CraigyFerg: By the Stumpy Tower in Girvan Scotland. @alyankovic @thomaslennon and me taking the first publicity shot for our Led Zeppel…
I flew all the way out to Scotland just to fix @CraigyFerg’s accordion https://t.co/lTGc7Pz9ou
On my way to Hogwarts https://t.co/1F6QF2sSv8
Isn’t it ionic... don’t ya think? https://t.co/xKbeUFTqkO
Happy birthday to my two favorite bosses, @ScottAukerman and @suzanneyankovic
Even if I WEREN’T contractually obligated to do so, I’d still be reminding you that EVERY SINGLE SHOW from my 2018… https://t.co/XASZjBx5A1
RT @vulture: .@alyankovic on why "Top Secret!" is the funniest film ever made https://t.co/8yL1wmMBUp
If you can nazi me tomorrow night on @drunkhistory with @Racheldoesstuff and @MrTonyHale, feel free to watch right… https://t.co/cBbKIouJsc
Is this the one where I shamelessly promote the fact that @stitcher Premium is now streaming all 77 of my shows fro… https://t.co/gYQbYifjd3
ALL 77 SHOWS of my Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour are available for streaming RIGHT NOW on St… https://t.co/bXwgILp0bx
RT @nbcthegoodplace: We same placed very now with @alyankovic at #TheGoodPlace #UTVFYC panel! Thanks for stopping by! 🤩 https://t.co/SzK8xV…
RT @RollingStone: Hear snippets of all 77 (!!) covers "Weird Al" Yankovic played on his recently wrapped 2018 tour https://t.co/BO9WqbQly0…
We did 77 cover songs on our last tour. Don’t take MY word for it… watch this! https://t.co/OjOZBYodXu
Carpooling with the boys. @thelonelyisland https://t.co/SQLoYMfUGU
Ladies and Gentlemen, that is a WRAP on the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. Most fun tour ev… https://t.co/N35lmYOk2z
The tour ends this weekend – just 3 more shows to go! (I’m lookin’ at YOU, Columbia MO, Clear Lake IA and Green Ba… https://t.co/2I4dHzZ4Sq
Last show in Canada tonight (in Winnipeg at the Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts)... and they just r… https://t.co/79lovhM6Zr
@SethMacFarlane Not really fond of this term, but just in case there are gullible people on the Internet... ahem... FAKE NEWS!