"Weird Al" Yankovic

By Tony Goldmark

 

It’s not often that a bona fide music legend can deliberately, and non-insultingly, be considered a joke. Comedians might get little respect in the media, but comedy musicians get even less respect, usually written off as “sell-outs” in the music world and “gimmicky” in the comedy world. So how do you explain the enduring success and appeal of “Weird Al” Yankovic? Maybe it’s because, in the quarter-century since his first LP was unleashed upon an unsuspecting world, he’s rarely if ever failed to walk the miraculous... Read More

City Of Origin:
Downey, California, United States
Genre:
Comedy, Novelty Songs
Birthdate:
10/23/1959
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