Listen up, weirdos: one of the best biopics of 2022 is finally available for streaming. It's about a talented, brown-haired young man who pioneered his way through a genre of music. Plus, he released multiple platinum records and was instantly recognizable, thanks to his his iconic look. No, we're not talking about Elvis. This should be an easy one! It's Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.
Praise the accordion gods, Weird Al has finally released Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, which he co-wrote and produced. In the film, Daniel Radcliffe portrays Yankovic with his own twist on the musician's zany attitude. According to Yankovic, the events depicted in the film are "100% accurate," although we have some doubts about his relationship with Madonna and involvement with a certain infamous Colombian cartel lord. But you'll have to watch for yourself and decide what's fact and what's parody.
For what it's worth, you may bedazzled by all the stars and comedians who pass through the film, playing various icons who Yankovic may or may not have actually met. Weird features Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento, Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey, Jack Black as Wolfman Jack, and Julianne Nicholson and Toby Huss as Al's parents. The list of cameos is even longer, with Jorma Taccone, Arturo Castro, Thomas Lennon, Will Forte, Scott Aukerman, and Patton Oswalt, just to name a few.
So, if you've ever wondered how Yankovic got his first accordion, if he really was Amish, or if he really recorded "My Bologna" in a men's bathroom, you'll have to watch the humble yet ridiculously funny biopic. And right now, it's only available via the Roku Channel or the Roku App. Streaming the film is completely free on Roku, so you don't even need to sign up for a subscription in order to watch, although there are ads. If you have a Roku streaming device, or any similar streaming device, simply open up the Roku channel on your streaming app and get ready to laugh.
One last PSA, people: if you live outside the United States, in say... Australia! Well, Yankovic says that you're out of luck.
Roku's working on it. In the meantime there's VPN (Very Probably No) way to watch it legally. I'm sure you have a TORRENT of other questions, but I have to move along, sorry.
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) November 5, 2022
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