Guests

Lily Hirsch

Lily Hirsch

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 Anderson

William Anderson

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 Duquette

Mike Duquette

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″

Jonah Ray

Jonah Ray

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″, Episode 40″

Lisa Popeil

Lisa Popeil

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.

Appears on: Episode 37″, Episode 38″

Sheryl Northrop

Sheryl Northrop

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 James

Sean James

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

Devo Spice

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 Bowen

Derwood Bowen

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 Kelson

Chad Kelson

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 Sanchez

Frank Sanchez

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 Parsons

Alison Parsons

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 Thompson

Tim Thompson

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 and Michael Gregory

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

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.

Appears on: Episode 10″, Episode 16″, Episode 27″

Russ McGarry

Russ McGarry

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 Tenuta

Judy Tenuta

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″

Jeff Nucera

Jeff Nucera

Jeff, aka UHJeff, is a super fan who is a master of Weird Al trivia, runs Close Personal Friends of Al, and is producing a documentary about a Weird Al burlesque troupe.

Appears on: Episode 3″, Episode 13″, Episode 24″

Scott Rogowsky

Scott Rogowsky

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 Phillips

Kelly Phillips

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 Hill

Dave Hill

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 Valtierra

Rubén Valtierra

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 and Zach Carothers

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 Roth

Eric Roth

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 DeVries

Vikki DeVries

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 Ray

Jonah Ray

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 Hallford

JW Hallford

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 Bowe

David Bowe

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.

Appears on: Episode 12″, Episode 13″

John Du Prez

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 McNabb

Susan McNabb

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 Chang

Eliot Chang

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

Mr. Lawrence

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

MC Lars

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 O’Neil

Scott O’Neil

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″

Kyle Carrozza

Kyle Carrozza

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 and Meghan Foley

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

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″