Watch Out Lonely Island, Weird Al is Taking Back Comedy Music

BY DAN GARCIA

Photo by Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images

Out of no-where, Weird Al has became a household name again, in less than a week. Potentially under the radar of the younger generation, Weird Al may be reclaiming his spot as the best in comedy music. The Lonely Island needs to take note.

In just about a weeks time, Weird Al Yankovic has dropped a few priceless parodies and videos of the biggest songs in music over the past year and change. From ‘Foil’, a parody of Lorde’s ‘Royals’, about using aluminum foil to keep your food fresh to ‘Handy’, a parody of Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’, Weird Al has hit the ground again running. I wouldn’t even be surprised if his parody ‘Word Crimes’ of Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ sells better than any single on Thicke’s new album Paula.

While these videos have kept me laughing the past few days, I can’t help but wonder if The Lonely Island is watching closely. Now I am certainly not suggesting any comedy music beef may brew, in fact the two sides have praised each other and likely inspire each others’ work. In May of 2013, Weird Al and The Lonely Island sat down with GQ to discuss comedy music and each others’ work. Although fans lately have not got as consistent of a Lonely Island fix since the group stopped working together on SNL, the three best friends are far from broken up and it will be interesting to see if Weird Al’s recent emergence will spark the three to get together and write soon. Maybe a few new guest digital shorts as SNL returns for its 40th Season after a number of changes, such as the firing of rookie cast member Brooks Wheelan.

Whatever happens, and whoever emerges as the best in comedy music, one of the four is assured to keep us laughing. Perhaps we may even see the SNL boys and Weird Al go head to head for a Best Comedy Album Grammy one day soon.

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