Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic still provides the laughs

Weird Al Yankovic still provides the laughs

Last decade — during the brief lull between MTV's lack of music videos and YouTube's still-to-come emergence — Weird Al Yankovic wondered if the medium he had utilized better than any pop-music parodist ever had become obsolete.

"There were definitely a few years where I was thinking, 'Should I even bother doing music videos?'" Yankovic said on the phone last week from a tour stop in New Hampshire. "But I wasn't so much afraid for my job, because there was still pop music. I was not going to run out of material."

Music videos quickly migrated to the Internet, but Yankovic was never too concerned, because there was no shortage of new material ripe for...