Lily has written four books on topics ranging from Jewish music’s history to music in criminal law. Her latest book Weird Al Seriously comes out on March 15.
Appears on: Episode 43″
William is a score composer for the TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and related films. He played with Al on many of the early albums, toured with Al on the Stupid Tour in 1985, and was the music producer for The Weird Al Show.
Appears on: Episode 42″
Mike is a copywriter for Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. In addition to being a Weird Al super fan, Mike was the editorial supervisor for the creation and release of the Grammy Award winning Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Appears on: Episode 41″
Lisa is a vocal coach, singer, and creator of the Voiceworks Method. Her first project with Al was in 1983 for the song “Mr. Popeil”, in which her father, inventor Sam Popeil, was the subject. She has performed on many of Al’s most popular songs since, and most recently, she toured with Al on the 2019 Strings Attached Tour.
Sheryl was Al’s publicist from 1993 through 2003. She handled publicity for the time frame spanning the
Alapalooza and Poodle Hat studio albums.
Appears on: Episode 36″
Sean is a hair stylist and makeup artist who works on AMC’s Talking Dead and NBC’s The Wall. His clients include Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Hardwick, and Weird Al. With Al he has worked on the “Handy,” “Tacky”, “Foil,” and “Perform This Way” music videos.
Appears on: Episode 35″
Devo Spice is a comedy rap musician who is one of the most popular artists on The Dr. Demento Show, having a total of at least nine #1 songs on the show and many more Top 10 and Funny Five hits. His latest album is called The Anarchist’s Jokebook. He is also the driving force behind The FuMP, or The Funny Music Project, the premiere online source for new funny music, and a showcase for talented comedy musicians.
Appears on: Episode 34″
Derwood is a comedy musician from Ohio who, as a fan of Weird Al, was inspired to write an original polka for Al’s Even Worse album, called “Polkamania.”
Appears on: Episode 34″
Chad, aka Metal Al, is a musician and fan of Weird Al, who was inspired to release and entire album of heavy metal covers of Al songs called Dare To Be Metal.
Appears on: Episode 34″
Frank, aka Frank (From The Bank), is a Close Personal Friend of Al since high school, and best known for playing bass guitar on the Placebo EP version of Weird Al’s “Happy Birthday”.
Appears on: Episode 32″
Alison is a Weird Al super fan who Dave and Ethan met on the Strings Attached tour. Alison has attended over 50 Weird Al concerts to date.
Appears on: Episode 31″
Tim is a director who specializes in stop-motion animation. He was worked with MC Lars on his “This Gigantic Robot Kills” music video among others, Reel Big Fish on their “Don’t Stop Skankin'” music video, and Weird Al on his “Lame Claim To Fame” music video.
Appears on: Episode 29″
Evan Gregory & Michael Gregory
Evan & Michael are one half of the Emmy-nominated comedy quartet, The Gregory Brothers. They are best known for their amazing comedy music including “Songify This – The Bed Intruder Song,” the theme song to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and a song with Weird Al himself – “Bad Hombres/Nasty Women.”
Appears on: Episode 28″
Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz
Bermuda has been drumming with Weird Al since 1980. He’s also the official band historian, keeping meticulous lists and notes from his career with Al, and has amassed an unsurpassed collection of Weird Al memorabilia from around the world. In 1995, he created the official Weird Al website, which later became weirdal.com.
Russ is a filmmaker who worked on Al’s “Behind The Music” special as well as “Set In Skin”, a documentary on tattoos featuring Dave’s Weird Al tattoos. He is currently shopping a documentary called “One Fall” which follows a professional wrestling promoter, and his attempt to set a Guinness World Record.
Appears on: Episode 26″
Judy is a comedian and self-described “Love Goddess.” She is a veteran of stage, television, comedy, and film. She’s had her own stand-up specials on Showtime, HBO and Lifetime. Judy was the first female stand-up comic to win “Best Female Comedian” at the American Comedy Awards and is a two-time Grammy Award nominee for her comedy albums “Attention Butt Pirates & Lesbetarians” and “In Goddess We Trust.” If that’s not enough, she also has her own religion, Judyism!
Appears on: Episode 25″
Scott, affectionately called “Quiz Daddy”, is a comedian, the original host of HQ Trivia, and the current host of the live MLB whip-around show ChangeUp on DAZN, and late-night talk show Running Late with Scott Rogowsky.
Appears on: Episode 23″
Kelly is a cartoonist based out of West Philly. She is the artist behind the comic series Weird Me, and editor of the all-girl comic anthology Dirty Diamonds. In addition to many other Al-themed projects that Kelly has worked on, including the upcoming Weird Al Seriously book, she also drew the illustration of Dave and Ethan that they use on their website, social media, and promotional items.
Appears on: Episode 22″
Dave is a comedian, podcast host, author, and musician. His song “Go” is the theme song to HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In addition to hosting the popular Dave Hill’s Podcasting Incident and Dave Hill: History Fluffer podcasts, Dave just launched a new podcast called So… You’re Canadian with Dave Hill, which interviews Canadians. His new book, Parking the Moose is available worldwide on October 8.
Appears on: Episode 21″
Rubén has been playing keyboards with Weird Al since 1991. When not touring, Rubén is also active in the studio, writing and producing, along with leading his Valtierra Latin Orchestra (VLO).
Appears on: Episode 20″
John Gourley & Zach Carothers
John & Zach are the founding members of Grammy Award Winning band Portugal. The Man. Their hits “Feel It Still” and “Live In The Moment” were remixed by Weird Al.
Appears on: Episode 19″
Eric is a composer, songwriter, singer, percussionist, and conductor, who performed on over 50 shows on The Strings Attached Tour. Eric also co-wrote and produced the live orchestra performance of A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY.
Appears on: Episode 18″
Vikki is a super fan who is the mastermind behind Al Fest 2009, and, along with Dave, spearheaded the campaign to get Al a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including helping to raise the necessary $40,000 to pay for it.
Appears on: Episode 17″
Jonah is the host of Mystery Science Theater 3000. He is also one of the hosts of The Nerdist Podcast and was the co-host of Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.
Appears on: Episode 15″
JW runs the VIP experience at every Weird AL concert. In addition to hosting the costume contest, and emceeing VIP Jeopardy, he also designed the Wheel of Fish, the VIP watches, and is the mastermind behind the VIP tour posters.
Appears on: Episode 14″
David is best-known for playing Al’s sidekick Bob in UHF. With over a hundred motion picture and television appearances to his name, he’s appeared in Back To The Beach, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Shameless. He’s also voiced or starred in hundreds of national television and radio commercials, and was the voice of IHOP for six years.
John Du Prez
John is a film composer who wrote the score for UHF, A Fish Called Wanda, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He’s also worked with Eric Idle on numerous Monty Python projects including Monty Python’s Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, and Spamalot. As a musician, he’s a past member of 1980s multi-hit new wave salsa group Modern Romance.
Appears on: Episode 11″
Susan played the lead mustached woman in the Robert Palmer parody segment of the UHF music video. Susan also writes vampire romance novels under her pen name Suki McMinn, is working on a book about her life, and was the inspiration for the character Elaine on Seinfeld.
Appears on: Episode 9″
Eliot can be seen on two of his own Comedy Central Half Hour specials, Chelsea Lately, Showtime, and his own YouTube channel.
Appears on: Episode 8″
Mr. Lawrence is a writer and voice actor, best known for his work on Spongebob SquarePants, where he voices Plankton, Larry The Lobster, and several other recurring characters. He is also the voice of Fitburt on Rocko’s Modern Life.
Appears on: Episode 7″
MC Lars is a rapper, cartoonist, game designer, poet and host of the popular MC Lars Podcast. His latest album The Dewey Decibel System is available now.
Appears on: Episode 6″
Scott is a conductor, orchestrator, and public speaker. His nine-year tenure as Resident Conductor with The Colorado Symphony led him to do the orchestration for Weird Al’s Strings Attached Tour. You can catch Scott this summer at Red Rock Amphithetre, conducting for Béla Fleck, Tenacious D, and of course, Weird Al.
Appears on: Episode 5″
TV’s Kyle is the creator of Mighty Magiswords on Cartoon Network, and provides the lead voice of Prohyas in the show. He is currently storyboarding on Animaniacs, as well as preparing for the release of his new album Commodore Touchdown, in conjunction with Needlejuice Records, who will be distributing the album in digital, tape cassette, compact disc, and vinyl formats.
Appears on: Episode 4″
Annie Stoll & Meghan Foley
Annie and Meghan are Grammy Award Winning graphic designers who worked on Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Appears on: Episode 2″
Jim “Kimo” West
Kimo has been playing guitar with Weird Al since 1982. He’s also known as one of the world’s top slack key guitarists. As a session musician, he has played acoustic and electric guitar on many Grammy Award winning CD’s, TV shows and feature films. His solo album, Moku Maluhia – Peaceful Island, was recently nominated for a Grammy Award. He also wrote and recorded the Dave & Ethan’s 2000″ Weird Al Podcast theme song.
Appears on: Episode 1″