Dave and Ethan are joined by production designer Dan Butts for part 3 of his interview. He continues to dive deep and share secrets from the set of WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story – including a controversy surrounding ‘Hay Boy,’ why the melting face in the LSD trip almost didn’t happen, and uncovers tons of Easter eggs.
Dave & Ethan launch a podcast!
Dave “Elvis” Rossi & Ethan Ullman are two of the biggest Weird Al fans in the world!
You may recognize Dave as the fan who 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! He is also known for his extensive Weird Al collection, his Weird Al tattoos, and this podcast!
Ethan has amassed an impressive Weird Al collection of his own, as well having spent time as a stand-up comedian, storyteller, and comedy radio show host – having interviewed Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Marc Maron, Kate Flannery, Awkwafina, They Might Be Giants, Margaret Cho, and even Weird Al himself!
Dave and Ethan met through their mutual Weird Al fandom in 2007. After realizing it wasn’t unusual for them to be on the phone discussing Al and their collections into the wee hours of the morning, starting this podcast in May 2019 was a natural progression.
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While running a free niche podcast is quite lucrative on it’s own, sometimes it would be nice to fill their solid-gold humvees with premium gas, so Dave and Ethan have a Patreon!
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