“He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life.”
– Homer Simpson
Yeah, that just about sums it up. Weird Al Yankovic and his band took over the Palace Theatre in Albany on Tuesday night and served up a wonderfully entertaining evening of laughs, theater, film clips and lots of music.
Once simply a song parodist, Yankovic has evolved over the course of his impossibly long career, and he now not only skewers top pop hit songs but also the entire realm of popular culture that spawns them:
Madonna, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” Alanis Morissette, Spam, MTV, the Doors, Billy Joel, frozen waffles, Kid Cudi, the Kinks, Jamie Foxx, Don McLean, “Avatar,” Huey Lewis & the News, Miley Cyrus, lasagna, Pink, Ronald Reagan, Santa Claus…