Whether or not Weird Al Yankovic is your cup of tea, it’s hard to deny his creativity and commentary on popular entertainment. Besides his “re-imaginings” of popular songs along with accompanying music videos, Yankovic is probably best known for his mock celebrity interviews aired on MTV and VH1.
He edits together footage of already interviewed famous celebrities to create an over the top and funny interview. In his new show “Face to Face with Weird Al Yankovic,” which debuted on the Nerdist YouTube Channel on Tuesday, Yankovic takes on top name celebrities like Denzel Washington (episode 1), Uma Thurman, and Nicolas Cage (episode 2).
New ten minute episodes of “Face to Face” will air every Tuesday along with podcasts and a blog. With a pre-established cult following, Yankovic is a big name for the fairly new YouTube channel, which will be releasing new shows such as “All-Star Celebrity Bowling with Chris Hardwick” and “Cute Things Exploding” in the upcoming months.
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