Curtain Call: Weird Al comes to San Antonio


June 8, 2010 at 1:08 a.m.
Updated June 10, 2010 at 1:10 a.m.

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic


He's the man who taught us to just eat it like a surgeon. He's also pretty fly for a rabbi, while living in an Amish paradise, even though he's white and nerdy. But in the end, another one rides the bus, and it's still Billy Joel to me.

Yes, in case you hadn't guessed it by that lame medley of his song titles, Weird Al Yankovic is coming to San Antonio on July 18.

A 1980's sensation, Yankovic has struck a chord with audiences since he was signed to his first record label in 1982 and has been going nonstop since. He got his start as a teenager, when he began sending in homemade tapes of his parodies (complete with accordion accompaniment) to Dr. Demento, a nationally syndicated disc jockey known for playing comedy and novelty music, according to his official website, Since then, he's mocked every artist from Michael Jackson to Eminem.

Among his many hits are "Smells Like Nirvana," "Eat it," "White and Nerdy," "Canadian Idiot," "Gump," "Weasel Stomping Day," "Yoda," "I Love Rocky Road," "Like a Surgeon" and "Amish Paradise."

Yankovic will perform at Sunken Gardens in San Antonio. Tickets are available now and range in price from $25 to $52. All tickets are available at or by calling 1-800-745-3000.



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