“Weird Al” Yankovic – the undisputed king of pop culture parody – has sold more comedy albums than any other artist in history. In a career spanning three decades, he has amassed twenty-eight Gold and Platinum-certified home videos and three Grammy Awards. Much of Yankovic's success resulted from his skilled use of parodying music videos. MTV firmly established his public persona sporting garish Hawaiian shirts, frizzy hair and goofy mannerisms. He made for a distinctly bizarre figure which he consistently exploited to maximum comic effect. After Michael Jackson's "Beat It" became the most acclaimed video in the medium's brief history, he recorded "Eat It" for his first effort, Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D in 1984. The video which mocked the "Beat It" clip scene-for-scene became an instant MTV smash and the Grammy Award-winning single ended up reaching #12 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Don’t miss “Weird Al” Yankovic and his band when they’ll be appearing for one night only at Boulevard Casino’s Red Robinson Theatre on April 27, 2013.