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The Best of Weird Al's Reddit AMA

To 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 funny and interesting responses. Yankovic delves into a whole slew of different topics about his career, like how making song parodies is different now than it was 30 years ago, a studio's plans to "make him their new Woody Allen" in the '80s, and why Mandatory Fun might be his final album.

Click through to read some of Yankovic's best responses from yesterday's AMA:

Watch Vanessa Bayer Make Fun of Tegan and Sara

Here's the latest episode of Vanessa Bayer's Above Average web series Sound Advice, in which she plays an image consultant for a different musician each week. Her guests this time around are Tegan and Sara, who refuse Bayer's requests to switch names for some reason.

Don't Stop Or We'll Die Released Their First Full-Length Album Today

Power piano pop-rock trio Don't Stop or We'll Die announced today that they've just put out a new album called Gorgeous, their first full-length release. The band, consisting of comedians Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!) on vocals, Michael Cassady (Drunk History) on piano and vocals, and Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation) on drums, has performed on Comedy Bang! Bang! twice and has released music videos via Funny Or Die. Gorgeous is their first full-length album following two EPs, 2008's The Ballad of Bird and Fox and 2011's One of the Gang.

Watch Vanessa Bayer Give Drake Some Advice

Here's the season two premiere of Above Average's web series Sound Advice, in which SNL's Vanessa Bayer gives Drake some advice on how to improve his image. Created by Bayer and her brother Jonah Bayer, Sound Advice follows Janessa Slater, a media coach for successful musicians, with new episodes set to drop every Wednesday for the next several weeks.

Check out the season two trailer, featuring future guests TV on the Radio, Travie McCoy, NOFX, Tegan and Sara, HAIM, Sara Bareilles, and Bastille, below:

Watch Aimee Mann and Ted Leo Cover a Bunch of Sitcom Theme Songs

Vulture had music duo The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) into the studio to record a medley of really depressing sitcom theme songs, including "At Least It Was Here" from Community, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" from Cheers, and more. The medley will just make you want to hear them cover full versions of the songs.

Garfunkel and Oates Are Going on Tour

Garfunkel and Oates are heading out on tour. The musical comedy duo, made up of Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, is set to hit 14 major US cities starting on August 22nd, THR reports. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday at 10am. Lindhome and Micucci's new TV series, also titled Garfunkel and Oates, premieres  on IFC on August 7th, just a couple weeks prior to the start of the tour. Garfunkel and Oates' tour will be part of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, making them the first comedy act featured in the annual tour that's featured acts like Iggy Azalea, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar and Of [...]

Watch an Animated Music Video for Tim & Eric's "Jambalaya"

Here's an animated music video for the song "Jambalaya" by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, which also doubles as a recipe for jambalaya. Tim & Eric recorded the song in character as the '70s "swamp rock" band "Pusswhip Banggang," which they introduced years ago on Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (video below).  The video coincides with Tim & Eric releasing "Jambalaya" as a 12-inch record via Drag City today.

Jerry Seinfeld Singing the Theme Song to 'Comedians in Cars' Is Somehow Worse Than That Sounds on Paper

The season premiere of Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee dropped today with comedian Sarah Jessica Parker as the guest, and the episode starts with a hokey new theme song to the show, sung by (and apparently written by) none other than Jerry Seinfeld. In what seems to be a homage to '60s sitcom themes, the song is jam-packed with cheesy lyrics ("Sometimes on stage, I won't come off-y, unless I'm getting in a car with coffee!") that are arguably more ridiculous than the fact that Jerry Seinfeld is singing in public.

Watch the Season Finale of Funny Or Die's 'Boy Search'

Here's the finale to Funny Or Die's Boy Search, a web reality show in which a panel of teenage girls (and adult male Armen Weitzman) assembled a boy band from scratch called The New Average, recorded a music video with them, and then just nonchalantly released them into the wild.

Check out the music video for The New Average's "Hey! (The Last Night Ever)" below:

Watch Eric Wareheim in a New Music Video for the Band Babes

The band Babes hired Eric Wareheim to star in their new music video, "Die," and lip sync the song in a tuxedo in a dark smokey room, which is what all music videos should be from now on.

"Weird Al" Will Release Eight Music Videos Over Eight Days

"Weird Al" Yankovic announced via Twitter that he shot eight music videos for his upcoming album and that, in a couple weeks, he's going to start releasing one every single day for eight days straight. We previously reported that Weird Al's new album, Mandatory Fun, is set for a July 15th release. The music videos will start dropping the day before, on Monday, July 14th. Mandatory Fun will be Weird Al's first new album in three years. The track listing is currently under wraps, but the album does have a Soviet propaganda theme.

Watch a Music Video Hannibal Buress Made with Open Mike Eagle

Here's a music video for the song "Doug Stamper" from comedian Open Mike Eagle that heavily features comedian Hannibal Buress. Buress bookends the video, opening it up co-hosting "The Advice Show" with Eagle in a comedy segment that kicks things off and closing it out by rapping a verse of the song. For those who have heard Buress perform "Gibberish Rap," his hip hop prowess comes as no surprise.

Weird Al's New Album 'Mandatory Fun' Out July 15th

"Weird Al" Yankovic's 13th album, entitled Mandatory Fun, is set to come out on July 15th. There are few details about the album, his first since 2011's Alpocalypse, right now beyond the recently-unveiled cover art, which depicts "Weird Al" as a military leader on a Russian propaganda poster. A track listing has yet to be released, but there are two tiny pieces of information out there right now:

1. Patton Oswalt listened to the album early back in May and tweeted, "Just listened to Al Yankovic's upcoming album and I am in awe. He satirizes a band I've worshiped since the 90s and it…is…beautiful."

2. TMZ caught "Weird Al" [...]

Tenacious D's 2014 Festival Supreme Will Feature a Crazy Number of Awesome Comedy Acts

The 2014 lineup of Tenacious D's comedy rock event Festival Supreme was announced today, and it includes a ton of famous funny people. Currently set to appear in the festival — which is scheduled for Saturday, October 25th in Los Angeles — are The State, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, the Workaholics crew, Norm Macdonald, Maria Bamford, Scott Aukerman, Jenny Slate, Eric Andre, Bo Burnham, and many more. Click through to see the full-size poster with the complete lineup.