Al Yankovic is a famous American musician, songwriter, singer, record producer and satirist, popular for creating parodies of hit music. His interest in music was cultivated by his parents at an early age of seven. During his days of graduation, he worked as a disc jockey for the university’s radio station. He became quite famous in his college which encouraged him to record his first parody called ‘Take Me Down’. His next parody was broadcast on radio and received good reviews. He eventually became famous with various hit parodies. He was known for his light and inoffensive way of satirizing popular songs. Humor was an integral part of them rather than being a plain mockery. His first major hit was the parody of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’. It was one of his highest-charting singles on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ list. He continues to entertain the masses with his parodies; humor, writings, thoughts, work and medleys which have helped him prove his prominence as an entertainer. Go through the quotes and sayings by Al Yankovic which will definitely make you laugh.
One of my pet peeves is that sometimes the talents of my band get overlooked because, and it was the same problem that Frank Zappa had, with a lot of groups that use humor, people don't realize there's a lot of craft behind the comedy.
There aren't that many superstars around anymore.
As it turns out, there is a thing called the Internet, and stuff does go out there whether the suits like it or not.
I was a huge fan of 'Mad' magazine when I was 11, 12, 13 years old. I'd scour used bookstores trying to find back issues, and I'd wait at the newsstand for a new issue to come out. My life revolved around it.
I did have a child, and I was reading a lot of picture books to her, but at the same time writing a children's book was something that I'd been wanting to do for many years, pretty much since the start of my career.
So I'm one of the few celebrities that got to do a repeat performance on 'The Simpsons,' which I'm very flattered by.
It's hard to really articulate what the parameters are that make one song parody-able and another song not, but if I can come up with a good enough idea for it, I go for it, and if not, then I have to move on.
I suppose I had my rock star fantasies while I was singing into my hairbrush in the bathroom mirror, but I never really consciously said, 'OK, this is what I'm going to do for a living and I'm going to be Weird Al.'
Like, I have had moments, which I think most people have, where you'll be watching TV, and it'll be interrupted by some tragic event, and you'll actually find yourself thinking, 'I don't want to hear about this train being derailed! What happened to 'The Flintstones?'
I write and write and write, and then I edit it down to the parts that I think are amusing, or that help the storyline, or I'll write a notebook full of ideas of anecdotes or story points, and then I'll try and arrange them in a way that they would tell a semi-cohesive story.