Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Weird Al Yankovic
You wouldn’t think today’s alternative-minded comedy scene would have room for a veteran novelty-song purveyor whose big break more than 30 years ago came courtesy of radio star – radio star! – Dr. Demento. And yet last year was one of Weird Al’s most productive yet, with a hugely popular Twitter feed, countless appearances on comedy podcasts, festival performances, the full-on Funny or Die treatment and a production deal with Warner Bros. to write and direct a feature film for Cartoon Network. This year: a children’s book (When I Grow Up) and a Billboard Top Ten album, Alpocalypse. Not bad for a guy whose best-known songs involve a fat Michael Jackson and medical Madonna. – Justin Strout (8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live, CityWalk at Universal Orlando, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $25-$35; 407-351-5483; hardrocklive.com)
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