Few would have guessed that "Weird Al" Yankovic - who as a shy, accordion playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Doctor Demento Radio Show - would go on to become a pop culture icon and the biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time, with classic song and music video parodies such as "Eat It", "Like A Surgeon", "Smells Like Nirvana", "Amish Paradise", "White & Nerdy" and "Word Crimes". Now in his fourth decade as America's foremost song parodist, he has been honored with four Grammy Awards and fifteen nominations, including a 2015 win for his fourteenth studio album, Mandatory Fun.
On June 22, 2017, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that Weird Al would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will happen in late Summer 2018. We're so glad that people finally took Al seriously and started walking all over him!
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The mission of the Weird Al Star Fund is to solicit, collect, and raise the necessary money, and to compile the information needed for the application to nominate "Weird Al" Yankovic for a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
The Weird Al Star Fund is administered by volunteer fans and supporters of "Weird Al" Yankovic, and all funds collected will be used for the application fee that will be paid to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce upon acceptance of Weird Al's nomination. Donations to the Star Fund are not tax-deductible.