“Weird Al” Yankovic has long been a king of comedy, and has paved the way for parody comedians all over the Internet. His most recent album, “Mandatory Fun” hit the No. 1 spot when it was released, and with the dominance that this man has over the comedy music world, it is no wonder why. After 30 years of re-writing well known songs, it seems that Weird Al is still going strong, and if a certain Seattle man has his way, Weird Al may have an amazing gig coming up in the next year.
33-year-old Ed Ball has started a petition for Weird Al to be the half time performer for the 49th Super Bowl. It would certainly be a change of pace from the pop and rock performers, such as Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, Madonna, and The Rolling Stones, who usually grace the stage every year. However, with 60,000 signatures already on the petition to let Weird Al appear, it is not so hard to believe that the comedian would be welcomed with open arms.
If Yankovic were to perform at the big event next year, it would certainly be a sight to see. With his quirky style and brilliant pop parodies, as well as his 30 years of experience as a performer and a discography that incorporates everything from rap to polka, Weird Al would certainly be something different and refreshing. Though Yankovic has yet to comment on the proposal, seeing the legendary comedian perform for next year’s show would certainly be intriguing. After all, Weird Al and the Super Bowl are both Totes Newsworthy.