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:
"my grandma used to get me grapefruit juice as a kid. he’s a comedian. Ima have his ass whoop if he keeps saying that lol"
– 50 Cent delivers the perfect response to Aziz Ansari's grapefruit soda story about him, via his Reddit AMA yesterday.
Today is MaxFunDay, the first ever one-day pledge drive for Jesse Thorn’s podcast network, Maximum Fun, which hosts a ton of amazing shows like Bullseye, Judge John Hodgman, Jordan, Jesse, Go!, Risk!, and more. Jesse Thorn and friends are participating in a Google Plus video chat all day and engaging in Reddit AMAs, with plenty of giveaways and other festivities planned. It's for a good cause too, as Max Fun is donating meals to the LA Food Bank for every new member they get. Check out a rundown of the day’s events on the official site. The schedule is also embedded below, along with the best moments [...]
Dan Harmon did a Reddit AMA yesterday and, of course, it was the best and nerdiest. He talked about what was the specific Chevy Chase straw that broke his camel back, meeting Charlie Kaufman and Mitch Hurwitz, and tons more. The best quotes are below:
What actually happened with Chevy:
He refused to do the "tag" for the Digital Estate Planning episode (the 8 bit video game episode). In the scripted tag, Abed comes to Pierce with the thumb drive he took, and says "Pierce, I've been able to adjust some of the code for your Dad's video game and I've made a version I think you might [...]
Get your refresh button ready, 'cause Aziz Ansari's Reddit AMA begins right about now. Ask him smart enough questions and maybe he'll convince you to buy his new standup special, or teach you how to be as swag as Tom Haverford. Well, almost as swag. Nobody can really be as swag as Tommy H.