"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC DEBUTS HIS FIRST
TELEVISED CONCERT SPECIAL IN OVER A DECADE!
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
"'WEIRD AL' YANKOVIC LIVE! - THE ALPOCALYPSE TOUR"
AIRS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL®

  • "Weird Al" Yankovic Live! –
    The Alpocalypse Tour
    Will Be Released
    On DVD, Blu-Ray And DTO On Tuesday, October 4 By COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment
    And Paramount Home Entertainment
    comedycentral.com Will Exclusively Debut The World Premiere Of
    Weird Al's Next Video, "Polka Face,"Featuring Accordion-Driven Versions Of Songs By Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Britney Spears, P!nk,
    Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry And Lady Gaga

NEW YORK, September 13, 2011 – Parody and polka are perfectly performed when Grammy® Award-winning “Weird Al” Yankovic returns to the small screen

to present his first special since 1999. COMEDY CENTRAL will

debut the World Premiere of “Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour on Saturday, October 1

at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

On October 4,“Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour will be

released in North America on DVD and Blu-ray by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home

Entertainment and download-to-own including iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand. In addition, the special

will be available in high definition on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Store. The extended DVD and

Blu-ray include nearly an hour’s worth of concert footage not seen on COMEDY CENTRAL, plus over 30 minutes

of bonus features that include: music videos for “Perform This Way” and “Polka Face,” three extra live

concert performances, a bunch of Al’s personal YouTube videos and more.

“Weird Al” Yankovic

Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour
was shot this summer at the venerable Massey Hall in Toronto during Weird

Al’s tour to support the release of Alpocalypse. His first full-length studio album in nearly five

years, Alpocalypse (released by Jive/Sony in June) debuted at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart,

Yankovic’s highest-charting album ever. “Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour features

hits off of Alpocalypse like “Perform This Way,” Weird Al’s

parody of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” which garnered over six million video views in its first week of

release, as well as many of the legendary artist’s greatest hits, including “White & Nerdy,” “Amish Paradise” and “Fat.”

In another element of the multiplatform deal, comedycentral.com will be premiering “Polka Face,” Yankovic’s next

video from Alpocalypse, on September 25 and will be its exclusive home for two days. The song and

video features accordion-driven versions of songs by Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Britney Spears, P!nk, Lady

Antebellum, Katy Perry and of course, Lady Gaga.

“Weird Al” Yankovic has enjoyed a varied and

successful career that is now entering its fourth decade, performing concerts throughout North America,

Australia and Europe. Yankovic has received twelve Grammy® Award nominations, winning three times, and has

racked up 31 Gold and Platinum albums, making him the biggest selling comedy recording artist in history.

His previous album Straight Outta Lynwood (2006) featured the single and video for “White & Nerdy”

which spent two months at #1 on iTunes and was viewed online over 100 million times.

In addition to

his accomplishments as a musician, Yankovic has also authored a children’s book, When I Grow Up (HarperCollins), which was released earlier this

year and landed on The New York Times Best Seller list. He is also well-known for his cult-hit

feature film UHF, his CBS Saturday morning series The Weird Al Show and the numerous AL-

TV
specials he has made for MTV and VH1 over the years. Fans can “like” Al on Facebook, join his 2.1 million followers on Twitter @alyankovic and check out his videos on YouTube. They can also

see him live in concert across North America this

fall.

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CONTACTS
Eve Kenny
212.767.8668
eve.kenny@comedycentral.com

Marie

Raubicheck
212.767.8561
marie.raubicheck@mtvn.com

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