Weird Al Yankovic News

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season 3 of CELEBRITY NAME GAME Premieres 9/19VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season 3 of CELEBRITY NAME GAME Premieres 9/19
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Can you guess that TV show? It's funny. Unpredictable. Hosted by Craig Ferguson. It's garnered two consecutive Daytime Emmy(R) wins for Outstanding Game Show Host. That's right, it's CELEBRITY NAME GAME!  (more...)

Michael Jackson's RIAA Gold Record for 'Thriller' to Be AuctionedMichael Jackson's RIAA Gold Record for 'Thriller' to Be Auctioned
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Michael Jackson's personal RIAA gold record award for his epic album “Thriller” will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on August 25. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online. (more...)

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret Celebrates 3rd Anniversary at Under St. Marks 9/7Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret Celebrates 3rd Anniversary at Under St. Marks 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is proud to announce its Third Anniversary Show! The show that brought you such luminaries as Anthony Atamanuik (30 Rock, Trump Dump, Trump vs Bernie London Debate), Reformed Whores (opening act for Alice Cooper, Weird Al Yankovic), Taradise (2014 Burlesque Idol Award winner) and Dwayne Hill (Mean Girls) celebrates its 3rd anniversary with a very special edition on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Scoop: $100,000 PYRAMID on ABC - Thursday, August 18, 2016Scoop: $100,000 PYRAMID on ABC - Thursday, August 18, 2016
by - Aug 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on $100,000 PYRAMID, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 18, 2016! (more...)

The Bushwick Starr's 2016-17 Season AnnouncementThe Bushwick Starr's 2016-17 Season Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is proud to announce our 2016-17 Season of Programming. The Season begins with our developing work program, the Propeller Project, which this year introduces a new piece by eclectic performance artist, Shasta Geaux Pop, aka Ayesha Jordan (Enter & Exit, Living Room Dance Breaks). Our Main Stage shows feature an ambitious and exciting line-up of world premiers from: award-winning theater ensemble The Mad Ones (The Essential Straight & Narrow, The Tremendous Tremendous), celebrated downtown duo Kate Benson and Lee Sunday Evans (A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes), rising star playwright Phillip Howze(abominable, Tiny Boyfriend), and multi-media cult favorites Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble(Everything One in the Disc of the Sun). Our ongoing community events and festivals, Puppet Kitchen, Brooklyn Gypsies, and Big Green Theater, will continue to present new collaborative work geared towards our Bushwick neighborhood audience, including a multi-lingual partnership between playwright William Burke (Comfort Dogs, the food was terrible) and Modesto Flako Jimenez(Brooklyn Gypsies). And finally, our free Starr Reading Series will cultivate new plays in development from some of NYC's most exciting young playwrights. (more...)

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Popstar: Never Stop Never StoppingFrom Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

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Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Week of July 4, 2016Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Week of July 4, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, airing on CBS for the week of July 4, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: $100,000 PYRAMID on ABC - Sunday, July 17, 2016Scoop: $100,000 PYRAMID on ABC - Sunday, July 17, 2016
by - Jun 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on $100,000 PYRAMID, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 17, 2016! (more...)


by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

Few would have guessed that 'Weird Al' Yankovic - who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending homemade tapes in to the 'Dr. Demento Radio Show' - would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history and a pop culture icon. Now in his fourth career decade as America's foremost song parodist, he has been honored with four Grammy® Awards and 15 nominations, including his most recent win in 2015 for Mandatory Fun, the first-ever comedy album in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts, capping a career's worth of accolades for classic song and music video parodies such as 'Eat It,' 'Like a Surgeon,' 'Smells Like Nirvana,' 'Amish Paradise,' 'White & Nerdy,' and 'Tacky.' (more...)

Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, June 22, 2016Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, June 22, 2016
by - Jun 6, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, June 22, 2016! (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell, Zachary Levi & More Set for ABC's THE $100,000 PYRAMID Line-UpRosie O'Donnell, Zachary Levi & More Set for ABC's THE $100,000 PYRAMID Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Emmy Award®-winning pop-culture phenomenon is reimagined and better than ever when a cast of all-star celebrities take center stage and partner with contestants from across the country to compete against each other with hopes of making it to the winners circle (more...)

IFC Previews New Season of COMEDY BANG! BANG! ft 'Weird Al' YankovicIFC Previews New Season of COMEDY BANG! BANG! ft 'Weird Al' Yankovic
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

'COMEDY BANG! BANG!' is weirder than ever before this season, thanks to the addition of new bandleader and co-host, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, and fans don't need to wait to the TV premiere to start feeling the weirdness. (more...)

Kravis Center Concludes its Season With Weird Al Yankovic and MoreKravis Center Concludes its Season With Weird Al Yankovic and More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is concluding the 2015-2016 season with two shows in June.  (more...)

VIDEO: Weird Al Performs 'Blurred Lines' Parody on LATE SHOWVIDEO: Weird Al Performs 'Blurred Lines' Parody on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, Weird Al Yankovic performs his epic parody of 'Blurred Lines,' which you can see live on The Mandatory World Tour. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Week of May 16, 2016Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Week of May 16, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, airing on CBS for the week of May 16, 2016! (more...)

A Capella Group Straight No Chaser Coming to The Fabulous Fox, 11/6A Capella Group Straight No Chaser Coming to The Fabulous Fox, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced early details of the "I'll Have Another…World Tour." The North American leg - which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the a cappella group's formation in 1996 and first show at Indiana University - includes a stop at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Sunday, November 6 at 2:30 p.m. (more...)

A Cappella Group Straight No Chaser to Perform at Fox Theatre, 12/10A Cappella Group Straight No Chaser to Perform at Fox Theatre, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced early details of the "I'll Have Another…World Tour." The North American leg - which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the a cappella group's formation in 1996 and first show at Indiana University - begins October 14th at Reno, NV's Grand Theatre and makes a stop at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 10 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Straight No Chaser Announces 'I'll Have Another...World Tour'Straight No Chaser Announces 'I'll Have Another...World Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced early details of its “I'll Have Another…World Tour.” (more...)

Straight No Chaser to Bring 20th Anniversary World Tour to The Morris, 12/15Straight No Chaser to Bring 20th Anniversary World Tour to The Morris, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

?Atlantic Records recording group STRAIGHT NO CHASER has announced early details of the "I'll Have Another…World Tour." The North American leg - which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the a cappella group's formation in 1996 and first show at Indiana University - begins October 14th at Reno, NV's Grand Theatre, with a show Thursday, December 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, and then continues into 2017 with a January 3rd finale at Kahului, HI's Maui Arts & Cultural Center (see attached itinerary). (more...)

Weird Al to Bring New Tour to Kravis Center, 6/4Weird Al to Bring New Tour to Kravis Center, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

"Weird Al" Yankovic, the kinky-haired prince of parody hilarity, has won four Grammy Awards and accolades galore for classics such as Eat It (Michael Jackson's Beat It) and Like a Surgeon (Madonna's Like a Virgin). The top-selling comedy recording artist of all time, Weird Al got his start as a shy, accordion-playing teenager. His 2014 rendition, Word Crimes (Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines), debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making Al one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades. The other two? Michael Jackson and Madonna. (more...)

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