‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ Hits Number 1 … Video Shows ‘Tacky’ Singer’s Reaction When Tom Green Reveals New Album Tops Billboard Charts
It has been more than 50 years since a comedy album reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart. So it’s easy to see why “Weird” Al Yankovic  did not expect his latest record, Mandatory Fun, to hit No. 1. When the comedy singer received the news on Tom Green Live, he was c... [Read More]
 
“Weird Al” Yankovic lands his first no. 1, first comedy chart topper in 51 years
This week, “Weird Al” Yankovic had the honor of scoring his first ever #1 album on the Billboard 200. His 14th album, Mandatory Fun, became the first comedy album to hit the top spot since Allan Sherman’s My Son, the Nut  back in 1963. With an eight day binge of... [Read More]
 
Weird Al Gets His First #1 Album on the Billboard Charts with 'Mandatory Fun'
by Megh Wright After over a week of releasing music videos and an over 30-year career of parodying pop songs, Weird Al Yankovic has finally reached the #1 spot on the Billboard charts with his latest album Mandatory Fun, selling over 104,700 copies last week. Yankovic announced the news today via Tw... [Read More]
 
Neil Hamburger
Anyone who’s familiar with Neil Hamburger—whether through his prank calls of old or his dozens of low-grade TV and film cameos—won’t be surprised that he opens his latest album with the verbal equivalent of walking into a rake. Fumbling through the first few seconds of First... [Read More]
 
Cool thing to buy this week: Mark Normand, “Still Got It”
There is a lot of stuff out there in the world vying for both your attention and your hard-earned dollars. The Laugh Button is here to help you make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing funny things. Here’s what’s cool to buy this week. Mark Normand: Still Got It Purchase: Ama... [Read More]
 
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic ‘Happy’ Parody Hilarious! ‘Tacky’ Video With Eric Stonestreet, Aisha Tyler, And Jack Black Spoofs Twerking, Selfies, Comic Sans, And More
“Weird Al” Yankovic is back and just as funny as ever. This time, the parody singer enlisted the help of stars like Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Jack Black and Kristen Schaal to mock the Pharrell Williams hit “Happy.” The video for Yankovic’s &ldquo... [Read More]
 
Guy Branum to record his debut album July 31st in LA
Stand-up Guy Branum is set to record his first comedy album at the end of the month. On Thursday, July 31st, Branum will record at the Nerdmelt Showroom in Los Angeles for A Special Thing records. In addition to being a popular stand-up, Branum has also worked as a staff writer on Chelsea Lately and... [Read More]
 
Kurt Metzger Wants You to Buy His Album So He Can Stop Working All The Time
Kurt Metzger is a lot of things – a curmudgeon, a Facebook provocateur, a bit of a lunatic and a brilliant stand-up. He’s co-host of the RaceWars podcast, a refreshingly honest (and funny) take on current events and hot button issues; he’s written for Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy C... [Read More]
 
Own the Entire Monty Python Discography with 'Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection'
by Megh Wright As if their live reunion shows in London, newly released album, and delightfully entertaining cat fights weren't enough to tide fans over, Nerdist reports that the British comedy group Monty Python has also released a boxed set of their entire discography called Monty Python's Total R... [Read More]
 
Behold the Full Track List for Weird Al's 'Mandatory Fun'
by Megh Wright Ahead of the release of his new album Mandatory Fun next Tuesday, Weird Al recently unveiled the full track list online so fans can start speculating about what they can expect to see when he starts dropping one music video a day starting next Monday, July 14th. Nerdist rounded up som... [Read More]