“Weird Al” Yankovic
"Weird Al" Yankovic is a pop culture icon whose multi-faceted career spans almost four decades, and is best known for his parodies of the biggest songs and artists in the musical universe. With his modest beginnings in the “acoustically perfect” bathroom across the hall from his campus radio station at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA where he recorded his parody of the Knack’s “My Sharona” which he re-titled “My Bologna,” he quickly became a fixture on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by Dr. Demento. The rest is history, encompassing fourteen studio albums and four Grammy awards, world-famous music videos, countless TV and movie appearances including his own cult classic film UHF, two NY Times best-selling childrens’ books, and years of concert touring across the globe. His most recent album, Mandatory Fun, is the first album in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts, and he can currently be heard in the title role of the Disney animated series Milo Murphy’s Law. More than anything, Weird Al has done more to advance the cause of nerds everywhere, for which we can all be thankful!