UPDATE: Weird Al Yankovic coming to the Mahaffey Theater
OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD. Weird Al Yankovic, THE Weird Al Yankovic, song parodist and Hawaiian-shirt-wearer nonpareil, is coming to Tampa Bay.
Weird Al will bring his upcoming summer tour to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on July 25, according to his website and the Mahaffey's. It'll be his first local show since (we think) 2004. No info on tickets yet, but we'll definitely be keeping an eye out
*** UPDATE *** Tickets are $31.50-$61.50, and they go onsale Saturday at noon, and we'll no doubt pick some up soon because I MEAN COME ON, it's Weird Al. The man taught children of the '80s, which we are, how to laugh.
We here at SoundcheckCorp. are unapologetic nerds about a lot of things, and one of them is Comedy Death-Ray Radio, a spectacularly funny podcast hosted by former Mr. Show writer Scott Aukerman and featuring guests like Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Paul F. Tompkins, Jon Hamm and so many more. Weird Al was the guest on last Friday's episode, we implore you to give it a listen.
Also, if it weren't for OK Go, this video would be our favorite music video of the past year.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*.