"Weird Al" Yankovic might not be a stand-up comedian, but comedy fans all know who he is, and many will want to see him when he performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Aug. 13.
His song parodies are the stuff of one-hit wonders and novelty acts — except he's been churning out hits for more than three decades, and the novelty hasn't come close to wearing off. In fact, you could argue he's more popular than ever:
Last year's Mandatory Fun was his first No. 1 album, and the first comedy album to hit that mark in half a century. And his parodies seem to be getting better, with less low-hanging fruit and more layered wit (if you haven't heard "Word Crimes," you're missing out). At this stage in his career, when he's outlived and outlasted many of the acts he's parodied, Yankovic is at the top of his game.
Which is why you need to act fast if you want to see him. Tickets go on sale today at noon. Good seats aren't cheap, either. But that's what happens when you sustain a career this long. Yankovic isn't just parodying music legends at this point. He is one.
Showtime is Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 12 p.m. $33.75-$53.75. VIP ticket experiences are also available from $129-$260. Info: 727-791-7400 or RuthEckerdHall.com.