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.
Al's ceremony will happen on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. There is a public viewing area that is free for everybody to enjoy. There are no seats, admission fees or reservations required. Space is available on a first come basis. The ceremony will last about 45 minutes to an hour. If you can't attend in person, the ceremony will be streamed live on the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce website.
Al's star is located at 6914 Hollywood Blvd. It is on the south side of the street across from the Chinese Theater. The star points east. His star is in the second row, closest to the buildings, His immediate neighbors in the second row are Barry White to the east, and Toshiro Mifune to the west. His immediate neighbors in the original row are Roy Clark to the east and Irving Reis to the west. The celebrity presenters will be Thomas Lennon and Dr. Demento.
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.