PARODY PIONEER “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC JOINS DAN RATHER FOR AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF THE BIG INTERVIEW, TUESDAY, FEB. 3, AT 8pE ON AXS TV
Beloved funnyman and parody icon “Weird Al” Yankovic is coming to THE BIG INTERVIEW, as Dan Rather sits down with the three-time GRAMMY® winner, actor, director, producer, author, and noted accordion king on Tuesday, February 3, at 8pE.
Yankovic’s foray into music began the day before his sixth birthday, when he received his first accordion lesson after his parents bought the unconventional instrument from a traveling salesman. Ten years later, his original song, “Belvedere Cruisin’,” debuted on the Dr. Demento radio show, paving the pathway to a successful career that has resulted in three GRAMMYs®, over 12 million albums sold, four gold records, and six platinum records in almost four decades.
Throughout that time, Yankovic has remained at the forefront of the comedy-music genre, and highly regarded for his parody prowess by critics and fans, alike. His humorous homages have garnered respect and praise from a wide variety of music legends including Michael Jackson, Sir Paul McCartney, Kurt Cobain, and Lady GaGa, to name only a few. Yankovic’s latest album, Mandatory Fun, was his first to debut at the top of the Billboard charts, aided by a groundbreaking—and wildly popular—music video campaign leading up to its release. Mandatory Fun has since been nominated for Best Comedy Album at this month’s 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Armed with his trademark wit, personable nature, and unflinching candor, “Weird Al” is sure to deliver an unforgettable interview that is as heartfelt as it is hilarious.
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