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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ Hits Number 1 … Video Shows ‘Tacky’ Singer’s Reaction When Tom Green Reveals New Album Tops Billboard Charts

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ Hits Number 1 … Video Shows ‘Tacky’ Singer’s Reaction When Tom Green Reveals New Album Tops Billboard Charts

By | July 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 5 comments

It has been more than 50 years since a comedy album reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart. So it’s easy to see why “Weird” Al Yankovic  did not expect his latest record, Mandatory Fun, to hit No. 1. When the comedy singer received the news on Tom Green Live, he was...

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The ‘Simpsons Take the Bowl’ for live performance featuring Weird Al Yankovic, Hank Azaria, Matt Groening and more!

The ‘Simpsons Take the Bowl’ for live performance featuring Weird Al Yankovic, Hank Azaria, Matt Groening and more!

By | July 18, 2014 at 2:48 pm | 2 comments

After 25 years on television the team behind The Simpsons still know how to get its rabid fans excited about the iconic animated series. For the first time ever, the cast of The Simpsons will appear live on stage— but only for three nights (Sept. 12, 13, 14) at the Hollywood...

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic ‘Happy’ Parody Hilarious! ‘Tacky’ Video With Eric Stonestreet, Aisha Tyler, And Jack Black Spoofs Twerking, Selfies, Comic Sans, And More

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic ‘Happy’ Parody Hilarious! ‘Tacky’ Video With Eric Stonestreet, Aisha Tyler, And Jack Black Spoofs Twerking, Selfies, Comic Sans, And More

By | July 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm | No comments

“Weird Al” Yankovic is back and just as funny as ever. This time, the parody singer enlisted the help of stars like Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Jack Black and Kristen Schaal to mock the Pharrell Williams hit “Happy.” The video for Yankovic’s...

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Eddie Pepitone is joined by Patton Oswalt, Dana Gould and more in this very special Christmas film (Video)

Eddie Pepitone is joined by Patton Oswalt, Dana Gould and more in this very special Christmas film (Video)

By | December 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm | No comments

It's been a while since we posted an episode of Puddin', the daily live-action comic strip starring comedian Eddie Pepitone and writer/creator Matt Oswalt (the guy eating pudding). But we're going to make it right by posting this just-released, very special Christmas episode....

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Marc Maron, Weird Al, Moby and more all once tried out for The Postal Service (Video)

Marc Maron, Weird Al, Moby and more all once tried out for The Postal Service (Video)

By | March 6, 2013 at 11:51 am | 2 comments

In this brilliantly produced video, radio host, writer and champion of great comedy Tom Scharpling expands his ever-growing resume of music projects by incorporating comedians like Marc Maron, Weird Al Yankovic and DC Pierson into the imagined 2002 audition process for...

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Paul F. Tompkins hosts chat show ‘Speakeasy’ with guests Ty Burrell, Nathan Fillion and more!

Paul F. Tompkins hosts chat show ‘Speakeasy’ with guests Ty Burrell, Nathan Fillion and more!

By | May 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm | No comments

If you watched his recent stand-up special Laboring Under Delusions on Comedy Central (read our interview here), you know that comedian Paul F. Tompkins knows how to tell a story. But in his new Web series, Speakeasy, it seems most of the stories will be provided by his...

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Weird Al Yankovic tells Sony Music they owe him $5 million, files suit

Weird Al Yankovic tells Sony Music they owe him $5 million, files suit

By | April 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm | No comments

Just because he seems goofy and sings funny songs, it doesn’t mean you can fuck with Weird Al Yankovic and get away with it. You dig? The musical parody king filed suit against Sony Music Entertainment, claiming the record label owes him $5 million-- from digital album and...

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Review: New ‘Believer’ book with Sedaris, C.K., Oswalt and more, gives life to old tradition

Review: New ‘Believer’ book with Sedaris, C.K., Oswalt and more, gives life to old tradition

By | March 22, 2012 at 11:04 am | 4 comments

Ask a comedian for advice, and more likely than not, you’ll get a joke. Editor Eric Spitznagel at The Believer knows this, so he and Amy Sedaris started a humor/advice column and called it “Sedaratives.” In each issue of the magazine, “Sedaratives” is taken over by a...

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Watch what it takes to prepare for a Weird Al Yankovic concert

Watch what it takes to prepare for a Weird Al Yankovic concert

By | December 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm | No comments

If you've ever seen Weird Al Yankovic live, you know the dude puts on a show. A real show. He's like Kiss or Iron Maiden, except funny on purpose and with less references to fucking or old British poetry, in the case of the latter band. And it takes a lot of folks to put a show...

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