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The Toronto Film Festival will have the world premiere of “Weird Al” Yankovic starring Daniel Radcliffe

The Weird Al

In a bizarre turn of events, the actor-turned-director is working with Weird Al Yankovic to produce his first full-length in ten years, “Mandatory Fun”, but he will be directing for the first time. Reportedly, it’s a movie about Dieter Von Cunth and his attempts at world domination.

Daniel said that the film had been kept in an attic for years and nobody knew what it was.  He decided it was finally time that it came out into the world, and he was going to direct it.

He also said that his main inspiration for the film is that he’s currently living in London. And that he loves the area, along with its residents.  He did say, however, that some may not like his film because of him directing it because they don’t like his music.

Introduction to The Weird Al

“The Weird Al” is a documentary that follows the rise of Al Yankovic. The film features interviews with prominent figures in the music industry. And explores how he has revolutionized comedy and music in his career.


It is an interesting look at what it takes to achieve success and how comedians, specifically Weird Al, can break all the rules at their discretion.

In the early 1980s, a college dropout from New Jersey performed his first ever stand-up routine in front of an audience at the Comedy Store in Hollywood. Little did he know that that performance would change his life and music.

The week before doing his set, Al Yankovic got a call from MTV saying that they wanted to air one of his songs. Al was quite skeptical and told them so with a hint of sarcasm in his voice. That night, he performed “My Bologna” on their show for the first time and needless to say, it received lots of laughs from the viewing audience and got him an instant hit record deal with RCA Records.

Character names in The Weird Al

Along with Radcliffe as Weird Al
Rachel Wood as Madonna
Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey
Toby Huss as Yankovic’s father Nick
Julianne Nicholson as Yankovic’s mother Mary
Rainn Wilson as Yankovic’s mentor Dr. Demento


Story of The The Weird Al

The Weird Al movie (cleverly titled The Weird Al Show) aired on Saturday nights at 10 pm on CBS. This show, which is sort of a hybrid between a cartoon and the old Ernie Kovacs show, features the wacky Al in some sort of madcap adventure each week.

The plots are carried out by having Al, who is not only immortal but also indestructible, end up in various wacky situations with his friend Bob or in need of help from friends like Commander Hood for some problem he’s created.

Check Out A New Weird Al Song From LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation

For those who haven’t caught on to the TV show, “LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises” is a new CGI animated series. It’s been a couple of months since the first episode and now Weird Al has released his latest song, “This Is Not My Hat”. Yep, it’s as weird as you can imagine. Check it out!

One of the series’ main characters is Poe Dameron, played by Oscar Isaac. In this episode, he gives his droid C-3PO (voiced by Steve Coogan) instructions on what to do while he’s in space with no air left in him. After his instructions, Al’s voice comes on and says “As he was doing this, the guy next to me was like, ‘Do you think I can say that? Do you think it’s cool enough?’”


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