Dave and Ethan welcome Eric Appel, the director and co-writer behind the upcoming Weird: The Al Yankovic Story on The Roku Channel – Weird Al’s biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe. In this first section of the interview, Eric discusses his introduction to Weird Al’s music as well as how he got his start in comedy and show business.
Also this episode, Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz joins to discuss his newly-announced book: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACCORDION! Eye-Popping Photographs of “Weird Al” Yankovic 1981-2006.
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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