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Checking In…with the Cast of The Weird Al Show

Oh, this is a story 'bout a guy named Al, and he lived in a sewer with his hamster pal. But the sanitation workers really didn't approve, so he packed up his accordion and had to move to a city in Ohio where he lived in a tree, and he worked in a nasal decongestant factory, and he played on the company bowling team, and every single night he had a strange recurring dream where he was wearing lederhosen in a vat of sour cream. But that's really not important to the story.

Well, the very next year he met a dental hygienist with a spatula tattooed on her [...]

Weird Al's "Another Tattoo" Has Already Replaced B.o.B.'s "Nothin' On You" In Your Mind

The best part about Weird Al's "Another Tattoo," a parody of B.O.B. ft. Bruno Mars' "Nothin' On You," is how your children and your children's children will mistake it for the real thing until they are in ninth grade and realize with an icy swell of horror that they have been singing the Weird Al lyrics out loud, in front of their friends, this whole time. At least the video is cool. Augenblick Studios is behind the delightful animation, which is like getting a visual sneak peek at your high school reunion.

Catching Up with Weird Al

Weird Al has received the New York Times profile treatment as part of the lead up to his new album, Alpocalypse. It's a nice refresher about what the accordioned one has been up to in the five years since his last record dropped.

Weird Al Proves Victorious In All Things

Huzzah! Looks like I won't have to burn my Lady Gaga CDs (just kidding. Do they even still make CDs?) because Weird Al's Lady Gaga parody was approved by Mother Monster herself. As Al explained on his blog yesterday, "Apparently the fact that she didn’t approve it was news to Lady Gaga herself! Gaga’s manager has now admitted that he never forwarded my parody to Gaga – she had no idea at all." Cut to Gaga's now-ex-manager sprinting through the forest with a thirty-minute head start.

Inside Weird Al's Comeback

This past weekend, Alfred Matthew Yankovic, better known as “Weird Al” Yankovic, appeared at All Tomorrow’s Parties’ Nightmare Before Christmas, which is to music nerds what the Borscht Belt once was to comedy fans. He was handpicked to perform by curators Godspeed You! Black Emperor, a band so loved that no one every called them out on naming one of their albums Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven. This ultimately begs the question: is Weird Al cool again?

The most important part of that sentence is “again.” From 1988-1999, Weird Al could do no wrong. During that time, he released Even Worse, UHF, Off the Deep End, [...]

Weird Al Gets His Own Comedy Central Concert Film

Weird Al's first concert film in over 10 years, 'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! — The Alpocalypse Tour, is coming to Comedy Central on October 1st, with a longer version coming to DVD and Blu-ray on October 4th. The special was recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto earlier this summer, and is pretty much guaranteed to have more accordions than any other Comedy Central special in memory.

Weird Al Brings The Alpocalypse to the Billboard Charts

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I’m very happy to announce that #Alpocalypse will debut at number 9 on Billboard – my highest chart position EVER. Thanks, everybody!!!less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyAl Yankovicalyankovic

No doubt riding Lady Gag's sequined, tentacle-shaped coat-tails via "Perform This Way," Weird Al's Alpocalypse is expected to debut higher on the charts than any of [...]

Alpocalypse Is Coming on June 21st

Alpocalypse, Weird Al's first studio album in five years, has a release date: June 21st. Your middle school self is super excited. And your present self as well, maybe.

Lady Gaga Kills Off Weird Al's For-Charity Parody of "Born This Way"

For someone who dresses so ridiculously, Lady Gaga sure takes herself seriously. So seriously, in fact, that she refused to give her blessing to Weird Al's new single and parody of "Born This Way," "Perform This Way." Which is her right, sure, but she also insisted that he record the song before she made her decision — reading the lyrics wasn't enough.

So after spending his own money to record the song — the sales of which were to be given to the Human Rights Campaign — she said no without any explanation. Al recounts the whole ordeal on his blog:

Weird Al Goes Down with the Titanic

Here's a new one from CollegeHumor, in which they enlist the help of one Weird Al to depict what the band on the deck of the Titanic really should have been like. Dying with dignity is overrated.

Weird Al's Perform This Way Video Makes Me Uncomfortable

Seeing as how it's specifically designed to psyche up a new generation of middle schoolers for the release of Alpocalypse tomorrow, does  Weird Al's "Perform This Way" video strike anyone else as deeply erotic? I mean, disturbing! Deeply, deeply, erotically disturbing. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Weird Al's First New Album in Five Years: Alpocalypse

So Weird Al's got a new album coming out in June, and it's called Alpocalypse. The teaser for it above is appropriately epic.

Also: I love that Weird Al is so beloved in the comedy world, despite his parody song schtick being a super crowded field these days. I mean, back when Weird Al was starting out, there was no YouTube pumping out 100 parodies of every pop hit. Now, what he does is in no way unique. But because the kids who grew up on Smells Like Nirvana and Fat are now the folks making their own comedy, and Weird Al is as cool now as he [...]

Weird Al Has Written a Children's Book

Weird Al Yankovic is a many-talented guy. For example, he's getting ready to put out his first children's book, entitled When I Grow Up. I'm not sure what popular children's book it's a parody of just yet, but I'm sure it'll be hilarious. Here's the summary: Billy's classmates may have never considered careers in snail training or sumo wrestling before, but by the time the exuberant eight-year-old is done cataloging his dream jobs, they just might share his belief in unlimited potential!

Billy…Billy…Joel? Joe Armstrong? Man, this is a hard one.