Should Weird Al Headline the Next Super Bowl Halftime Show?

AdriHead 2014/08/07 19:38:44
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"Weird Al" Yankovic or bust! A new Change.org petition wants the king of song parody to headline the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show. And so far, the petition has over 70,000 backers (and counting.)

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Ed Ball, who started the petition, had the idea of Weird Al performing after he heard someone say that Justin Bieber would be a good choice for the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.

"I thought, 'Man, this is so crappy,' Ball told The Hollywood Reporter. "In all honesty, would you rather have Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus perform the Super Bowl or something different?"

Ball apparently envisions a halftime performance where the actual artists of Yankovic's parodies join him onstage. Sounds pretty cool, if you think about it. Do you agree? Would Weird Al be a good performer for the next Super Bowl Halftime show? Or would you prefer an actual musical artist performing onstage?

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  • Brandon Michaels 2014/09/07 08:43:58
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    Brandon Michaels
    He's a great entertainer, I think he should!
  • anthorain 2014/09/03 04:21:17
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    I don't see why not. It'd be refreshing for one, he'd be making people laugh for two, and he's a hell of alot better than a washed up punk who can't avoid doing illegal stuff (Bieber) or some mediocre singer who can't make music without slutting herself up (Cyrus).
  • SeánMurphy 2014/09/02 01:40:46
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    It's just great to see Al anywhere isn't it, cause even if he's not a "real" artist, he's still Wierd Al!
  • UndueStress 2014/08/30 15:53:32
    No, how about a real artist?
    For once, the little comment fits!
  • Dave In Cali 2014/08/27 22:03:53
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    Dave In Cali
    Weird Al is one of the most underrated musicians of all time, simply because he chooses to make people laugh. He plays a ton of instruments with extreme skill, and he always keeps his goofy character. I hope he stages a mock wardrobe malfunction, too :D
  • garyt212 2014/08/24 06:01:06
    No, how about a real artist?
  • Malamonster 2014/08/24 05:46:43
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    It's a step up from whats been going on so far. If I hear any more Girl pop, I'll puke.
  • Ken loves liberals 2014/08/22 12:47:56 (edited)
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    Ken loves liberals
    it would be a lot better than Roseanne Barr singing, or what ever that godawful noise was that came out of her in San Diego

    Anthem Fail: http://youtu.be/x1-jWl0O34U
  • Samm 2014/08/18 23:37:14
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    I love Weird Al, he's great! Why not?
  • PattyM 2014/08/16 19:10:03
    No, how about a real artist?
    Weird Al is funny as hell in short doses. But his comedy is like a rich dessert: a great way to end a fine meal but you wouldn't want to eat just that and nothing else.
  • Erok 2014/08/16 04:00:31
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    I would love to see that!!!
  • phuque vitch BAN ME 2014/08/16 01:18:52
  • yazi 2014/08/15 02:07:12
    No, how about a real artist?
    Superbowl is where rugby happens! Not lame singing
  • Sodaheaded 2014/08/14 18:02:24
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    Still better than Miley Cyrus.
  • Eyedunno 2014/08/13 16:03:38
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    Weird Al IS an "actual musical artist". And yes, that would be the best halftime show in the last 20 years not to include a nip slip. Well, but come to think of it, Weird Al could (and should) probably work in a wardrobe malfunction as well.
  • Magyarita 2014/08/13 06:17:19
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    Weird Al has had a much longer career than many of the "real artists" he parodies.
    He also does have original content too.
  • EmmaLouise 2014/08/13 01:04:37
    No, how about a real artist?
    No thanks
  • Daniel Sean 2014/08/13 00:34:03
    No, how about a real artist?
    Daniel Sean
    I don't know...six months is a long time from now.
  • Magyarita Daniel ... 2014/08/13 06:18:02
    Well, the Super Bowl is a huge event. They have to plan this stuff early.
  • darick 2014/08/12 18:11:13
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    Yes. I think it would be a welcome change.
  • monkeybutt 2014/08/12 15:35:45
    No, how about a real artist?
    Why do people like him
  • COMALite J monkeybutt 2014/08/13 07:53:11
    COMALite J
    Because he’s great at what he does.
  • Ken lov... monkeybutt 2014/08/22 12:18:46
    Ken loves liberals
    Because he is a hoot.
  • the bassist 2014/08/12 09:19:22
  • James Barclay 2014/08/12 05:44:31
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    James Barclay
    Al would be great and refreshing. He would carry the tradition of thye zanyness and thrill of the even, especially with his dead on parodies. If anyone thinks Al Yankovic is not an artist, then why did he arrange his parodies of famous entertainer's hits from the likes of MIchael Jackson and Madonna? Note that he was his high school's valedictorian, antiona champion accordian player and now a famed architect. His genius has made him famous with millions of fans and he is, as they say, "clean as preacher's sheets".
  • Eyedunno James B... 2014/08/13 16:05:23
    Hopefully the preacher's not Ted Haggard.
  • Ken lov... Eyedunno 2014/08/22 12:21:43 (edited)
    Ken loves liberals
    He just miss-understood. He was teaching that fella about getting i n his knees

    Ted haggard
  • Illjwamh 2014/08/12 05:25:16
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    That's something I might actually watch.
  • tomweberdesigns 2014/08/12 03:14:20
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    Yes, that would be awesome, but God forbid if he ever has a "wardrobe malfunction"!
  • Kelsie tomwebe... 2014/08/12 22:46:41
  • SuzyDoodle 2014/08/12 01:30:07
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    a thousand times yes.
  • Steve 2014/08/11 21:54:32
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    I have been to a Weird Al concert and it was awesome!
  • Boo 2014/08/11 21:43:59
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    I love Weird Al!
  • star 2014/08/11 18:49:36 (edited)
    No, how about a real artist?
    Idk maybe .
  • Just Jenn for Now 2014/08/11 17:12:06
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    Just Jenn for Now
    Forget the game, let's just make it ALL a show of Weird Al!! :D
  • Jame-o 2014/08/11 16:15:07
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    Rather watch him than the silly game.
  • brettw97 2014/08/11 15:55:05
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    Most years, the performances are dull, and everyone knows what to expect. Weird Al wouldn't be dull.
  • Cynycyl 2014/08/11 15:05:13
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    "How about a real artist"? Are you trying to be provocative or do you really think he has no artistic merit and if so, why?
    If the Superbowl doesn't mind a comedic bent, yes, he would be excellent. He is an experienced showman, has a huge repertoire of music to play from, he is liked and known and reliable.
  • Gail Betty 2014/08/11 14:07:43
    Yes, that would be awesome!
    Gail Betty
    Now that would be some parody party!!!
  • Bronar 2014/08/11 13:34:25
    No, how about a real artist?
    One that doesn't dress like it's a strip show and/or doesn't give America the finger as well.

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