Andrew Wollman joins Jen to talk about everybody’s favorite parody artist, Weird Al. On Billboard’s charts at number one for the first time, Weird Al’s latest album Mandatory Fun has gone over like gangbusters with comedy nerds as of late. But lifelong fan Andrew also chats about the original content and more offbeat work Weird Al’s done over the years, and enlightens Jen about some of the source material getting parodied. Did everyone but her know what Blurred Lines is about?!
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- Follow Andrew on Twitter and see him and Jen in Doctor Who Live! at iO West at 10pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. On August 23, 2014, check out the Doctor Who Live Series 8 Premiere Party!
- Andrews’s recommendation: James Morrow’s novel The Madonna and the Starship
- Weird Al’s official website, where you can watch music videos from and purchase most of his work, including Mandatory Fun
- Peter and the Wolf
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