Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story


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Charting the rise of one of America’s greatest musical comedians, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story chronicles this man's remarkable life and holds nothing back. From starting out as a musical prodigy to becoming the best-known pop parody artist ever, Weird Al's ascent to fame is scattered with wacky and wild encounters with celebrities. This biopic is much more than a playback of Al's greatest hits. It's the weirdest story of all.

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What to know

What to know

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is a musical biopic produced by Funny or Die for the Roku Channel. The subject matter of the movie is none other than famed American artist and comedian, Weird Al Yankovic. Renowned for his pop culture parodies, Weird Al himself takes the co-writer role, enlisting the help of Eric Appel as director to bring his story to the big screen.

Appel originally directed a Funny or Die trailer starring Aaron Paul, which ultimately inspired the real film. The feature length stars Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al in a film shoot that only took 18 days to complete. Also starring in the film are Evan Rachel Wood, Julianne Nicholson and Rainn Wilson. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story was released on the Roku Channel on November 4th, 2022.

Production News

Production: Timeline, news & updates

  • March 22, 2010
    • Funny Or Die produce a satirical trailer for The Weird Al Yankovic Story with Aaron Paul in the lead role alongside Olivia Wilde and Gary Cole. The trailer is written and directed by Eric Appel.(Source: Funny or Die)
  • January 18, 2022
    • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is announced as a Roku Channel exclusive produced by Tango and Funny or Die. Daniel Radcliffe is confirmed to play the lead role with Eric Appel confirmed as director and executive producer. Weird Al Yankovic is confirmed as the co-writer alongside Eric Appel.(Source: Roku Blog)
  • February 10, 2022
    • Principal photography began in Los Angeles, with Weird Al Yankovic on set. (Source: @alfredyankovic instagram)
  • March 9, 2022
    • After a remarkably quick eighteen-day shoot, filming is wrapped. (Source: @alfredyankovic instagram)
  • May 4, 2022
    • Trailer for the film is released showing Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al Yankovic for the first time and confirming that the film will be released in fall 2022. (Source: YouTube)
  • July 27, 2022
    • A new poster for the film is released revealing that the film will premiere on November 4th. (Source: Deadline)
  • August 27, 2022
    • With the tagline, ‘The world belongs to the weird’, another new poster for the movie is released via the twitter page of Weird Al Yankovic himself. It shows Daniel Radcliffe wielding the accordion. (Source: Collider)
  • August 29, 2022
    • A new trailer for the movie is released showcasing the superstar at different eras of his incredible career, including a moment with Rachel Wood as Madonna. (Source: Variety)
  • November 4, 2022
    • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story was released on the Roku Channel. (Source: Roku)


JustWatch Rating 75%
IMDB 6.9 (35k)


Comedy, Crime, Music & Musical


1h 48min

Production country

United States


Eric Appel


Daniel Radcliffe
'Weird Al' Yankovic
Evan Rachel Wood
Rainn Wilson
Dr. Demento
Toby Huss
Nick Yankovic
Jack Lancaster
Spencer Treat Clark
Tommy O'Brien
Arturo Castro
Pablo Escobar
Julianne Nicholson
Mary Yankovic
Diedrich Bader
Grizzled Narrator
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Richard Aaron Anderson
Young Al
Thomas Lennon
David Bloom
Teenage Al
Keanush Tafreshi
Andrew Steven Hernandez
Paloma Esparza Rabinov
Hipster Teen
Scott Aukerman
Police Officer
Johnny Pemberton
Johnny Barf
Jonah Ray Rodrigues
Jonah Barf
Jeremy Bolm
Jeremy Barf
Eric Appel
Captain Buffoon
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Tony Scotti
Will Forte
Ben Scotti
Patton Oswalt
Michael McKean
Sleazy MC
Dot-Marie Jones
Mama Bear
Dean Sharpe
Jorma Taccone
Pee-Wee Herman
Demetri Martin
Tiny Tim
Paul F. Tompkins
Akiva Schaffer
Alice Cooper
Conan O'Brien
Andy Warhol
Emo Philips
Salvador Dali
Nina West
Jack Black
Wolfman Jack
David Dastmalchian
John Deacon
Anthony Nanakornpanom
Security Guard
Quinta Brunson
Oprah Winfrey
Julie Chang
Connie Chung
Josh Groban
Seth Green
Radio DJ
Constantine Rousouli
Cone-Bra Dancer #1
James Brown III
Cone-Bra Dancer #2
Rocky Abou-Sakher
Terrorist Diner Patron
Chris Ryan
Mike Escamilla
Guard #1
Chad Guerrero
Guard #2
Cesar Ramirez
Mariachi Band Member #1
Omar Estrada
Mariachi Band Member #2
Cesar Chavira
Mariachi Band Member #3
Jimmy Walker Jr.
Floor Manager
Diana Ross
James Preston Rogers
Hulk Hogan
William Guirola
Jacob Lawrence Kreiss
Derek Stone (uncredited)
Paul Riley Fox
Elton John (uncredited)
Gordon Tarpley
David Bowie (uncredited)
Lisa Margaroli
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (uncredited)
Erin O'Shea
Kate Pierson (uncredited)