“Weird Al” Yankovic at the State Theatre
When it comes to parody, no one is more recognizable than Weird Al Yankovic. His first comedy song was aired in 1976, and he has since sold over 12 million albums with over 150 parody and original songs. His success was bolstered with his music videos – often recreating the originals scene for scene. His career timeline suggests that Gen X and Baby Boomers are his biggest fans, but with his first top ten Billboard album and single released in 2006, and his adamant use of YouTube, Yankovic’s popularity spans many generations.
In addition to his comedy music and videos, Weird Al wrote and starred in the movies UHF and The Weird Al Show. He’s directed videos for other artists (who aren’t comedians), including The Black Crowes, Ben Folds, and The President of the United States. Not surprisingly, he also authored two children’s books: When I Grow Up and My New Teacher and Me!
The four-time Grammy Award winner is on tour right now with “‘Weird Al”’ Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour.” It hits the State Theatre on Friday, August 9th at 8 pm. Tickets are $48.50 – $273 (VIP packages available.) You can find $6 parking at the Park and Shop ramps that are a short walk from the venue. The discounted parking is available after 4 pm Monday – Saturday and all day Sunday.