'Weird Al' Yankovic
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Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, music producer, actor, comedian, writer, satirist, and parodist. Yankovic is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and that often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts. Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he had sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007), recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and has performed more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him three Grammy Awards among nine nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Yankovic's first top ten Billboard album (Straight Outta Lynwood) and single ("White & Nerdy") were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career. Yankovic's success comes in part from his effective use of music video to further parody popular culture, the song's original artist, and the original music videos themselves, scene-for-scene in some cases. He directed later videos himself and went on to direct for other artists including Ben Folds, Hanson, Black Crowes, and The Presidents of the United States of America. In addition to recording his albums, Yankovic wrote and starred in the film, UHF, and television show, The Weird Al Show. He has also made guest appearances on many television shows, in addition to starring in Al TV specials on MTV. Description above from the Wikipedia article "Weird Al" Yankovic, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, music producer, actor, comedian, writer, satirist, and parodist. Yankovic is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and that often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts. Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he had sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007), recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and has performed more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him three Grammy Awards among nine nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Yankovic's first top ten Billboard album (Straight Outta Lynwood) and single ("White & Nerdy") were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career. Yankovic's success comes in part from his effective use of music video to further parody popular culture, the song's original artist, and the original music videos themselves, scene-for-scene in some cases. He directed later videos himself and went on to direct for other artists including Ben Folds, Hanson, Black Crowes, and The Presidents of the United States of America. In addition to recording his albums, Yankovic wrote and starred in the film, UHF, and television show, The Weird Al Show. He has also made guest appearances on many television shows, in addition to starring in Al TV specials on MTV. Description above from the Wikipedia article "Weird Al" Yankovic, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For
30 Rock
American Dad!
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Daily Show
MADtv
Late Night with Seth Meyers
BoJack Horseman
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Robot Chicken
After Midnight
The Eric Andre Show
The Wonderful World of Disney
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
We Bare Bears
Star vs. the Forces of Evil
@midnight with Chris Hardwick
The $100,000 Pyramid
Drunk History
How I Met Your Mother
Carpool Karaoke: The Series
The Odd Couple
Lilo & Stitch: The Series
Little Big Awesome
Aunty Donna's Big Ol House of Fun
Good Mythical Morning
Adventure Time
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off
The Simpsons
Amazing Stories
Work in Progress
The Muppets Mayhem
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Gravity Falls
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Danger & Eggs
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Teen Titans Go!
Mulligan
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
New Looney Tunes
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
Pete the Cat
Blaze and the Monster Machines
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Velma
Close Enough
The Brak Show
Archibald's Next Big Thing
Ask the Storybots
Bill & Ted Face the Music
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe
How to Be a Latin Lover
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Sandy Wexler
Spy Hard
Halloween II
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans
LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation
Safety Patrol!
Dick Van Dyke: 98 Years of Magic
Batman vs. Robin
The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
The Weird Al Show
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