Episode 213″ – Eric Appel Returns (Part 2)
Original Air Date – November 29, 2023
Dave and Ethan are joined by WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story director & co-writer Eric Appel for part 2 of his interview. The interview explores the origin of Hay Boy, the actors considered to portray Al and why Daniel Radcliffe was ultimately chosen, the evolution and casting of the Grotto scene and much more that you seriously can’t afford to not hear!
Eric Appel is a writer and director who has worked on Crank Yankers and The Andy Milonakis Show, as well as the comedy website Funny or Die. At Funny or Die, Eric wrote and directed the 2010 viral fake movie trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story starring Aaron Paul as Weird Al. Eric later teamed up with Weird Al again and turned that fake movie trailer into a real movie, also titled Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, this time starring Daniel Radcliffe in the titular role. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2022, and can be found on The Roku Channel, as well as other digital platforms, DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.