// Above Average's web series Sound Advice now has a new home on IFC's Comedy Crib, and its latest season premiered today with Janessa Slater (Vanessa Bayer) offering some expert music tips to Weird Al Yankovic. More stars set to meet up with Janessa this season include Chromeo, HAIM, Nick Jonas, Jenny Lewis, Leighton Meester, Sleater-Kinney, The Vamps and more.
As Weird Al’s career approaches its fourth decade, his audience continues to regenerate itself and amass new generations of fans, like a snowball rolling down a hill. This is probably great for album sales as the younger set digs into the past and scoops up as much of Al history as possible, but no doubt, for many of these fans, it can also be frustrating. You see, when you have a career as long as Al’s, certain projects are going to fade away and become unavailable. Well, newer fans who have been feeling as though their collection has been incomplete can rejoice as next week sees the release of two [...]
As if you needed any further proof that Weird Al is the best, here's a new video that compares eight of his parody videos side-by-side with the original, which clearly shows that Yankovic's just as good at skewering artists' music videos as he is good at skewering their songs.
Yesterday marked the final music video release for Weird Al's new album Mandatory Fun, and via WSJ, here's the business jargon-stuffed Crosby, Stills & Nash-style "Mission Statement." In case you missed any of Yankovic's videos, click through to watch them all, from the very first video "Tacky" to weekend releases "Lame Claim to Fame" and "First World Problems."
We're halfway through Weird Al's exciting week of music video releases for his album Mandatory Fun — watch "Tacky," "Word Crimes," and "Foil" if you haven't yet — and today he dropped the video for his Iggy Azalea parody "Handy," which includes a few scenes of Eddie Pepitone getting attacked by household appliances. Probably the coolest thing about the Mandatory Fun videos is how Yankovic has been spreading the love by releasing them on different platforms — Nerdist, VEVO, CollegeHumor, and now Yahoo Screen — because he is just the best.