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From SF Bay Guardian

January 22, 2010
By Sean McCourt

SF Sketchfest Presents: Sitting and Talking with “Weird Al” Yankovic

Having made a 30-year career of satirizing popular music using his hilarious comedic talents, “Weird Al” Yankovic has skewered everybody from Nirvana and Madonna to the Kinks and, of course, Michael Jackson with his parodies. The Grammy Award-winning funnyman was recently picked byRolling Stone readers as the next person they’d like to see inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — nothing to laugh at, considering he got his start by sending in tapes to Dr. Demento while still in high school and had to record his first single in a college restroom. Yankovic released a digital-only EP called Internet Leaks last year, and is in the midst of recording his next album. He sits down this afternoon for a special live on-stage interview today with Web Soup’s Chris Hardwick. Later tonight, his 1989 cult film UHF screens at the Clay Theater. (Sean McCourt)

2 p.m., $20.50
Cobb’s Comedy Club
915 Columbus, SF
(415) 928-4320

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