Ahead of the release of his new album Mandatory Fun next Tuesday, Weird Al recently unveiled the full track list online so fans can start speculating about what they can expect to see when he starts dropping one music video a day starting next Monday, July 14th. Nerdist rounded up some of the theories about which songs Yankovic has chosen to parody this year — "Foil" as Lorde's "Royals," "Tacky" as Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," "Handy" as Pharrell's "Happy," and "Word Crimes" as a take on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Click through for the full Mandatory Fun track list.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass, members of the comedy rock outfit Tenacious D, spoke to Rolling Stone today on their 20th anniversary as a band, and they laid out plans to hold a festival featuring all of the biggest names in comedy music. Dubbed "Festival Supreme," it's "a fuckin' Super Bowl of comedy-rock" in the vein of Coachella or Bonnaroo taking place on the Santa Monica Pier on October 19th of this year. Nobody's been booked for the event beyond Tenacious D, but Black rattled off his dream list of performers, which includes Flight of the Conchords, Lonely Island, Zach Galifianakis, Spinal Tap, Eric Idle, Tim Minchin, Neil [...]
You might be asking: Why does Weird Al dominate the song like that, basically drowning out the other three guys? But, don't worry, they were actually performing a parody of the classic polka standard "Polka Jam #4." In order to be true to the original, "Polka Jam #Fork" needed to have two fellas holding guitars but not playing them. Also, we apparently missed last week's installment of Reggie Makes Music, which featured smooth jazz artist/Jon Daly character/possessor of no barriers Barry R.
Wow, Jane Krakowski is surprisingly similar to her character on 30 Rock. Jenna would also be really upset that her baby isn't clapping for her and excited to be on Broadway. And THRILLED to have Weird Al parody one of her songs, as he'll do later this season. By the way, the interview Jane and Jimmy discuss (in honor of Jim Carrey's 30 Rock appearance this week) is as awesome as it sounds.
“Weird Al” Yankovic is untouchable. He’s given us so much, beginning with song parodies like “Amish Paradise” and “Fat” that are still funny upon multiple repeat listens many years later, as well as musically sound original works (“Dare to Be Stupid,” “One More Minute”), and screen entertainments such as the classic UHF and underrated Al-TV specials. Most novelty song performers end up dated, corny, and obscure, but Yankovic has been around now for more than 30 years, longer than most non-funny musicians. Today, he’s basically a part of the L.A. alt comedy community out of appreciation, nostalgia, and the fact that he’s widely regarded as one of the nicest [...]