Red Carpet Awards Gala Honoring “Weird Al” – Sponsored by State Tax Credit Exchange
Don’t miss your final chance to walk the red carpet and see who won it all! Hosted by comedian Reggie Brown (HBO’s Bill Maher, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live). As a special treat, musical parody genius “Weird Al” Yankovic will be present to accept this year’s COMMIE Award, along with a special screening of his hit video “White & Nerdy”.
- Hosted by Comedian Reggie Brown
Celebrity presenters will name the winners from this year’s lineup, including Best of Fest and Audience Award, and we will honor the winners of the Movie Magic Screenwriter Screenplay Competition. Plus, a live musical performance by Magnolia Memoir.
Sponsored by State Tax Credit Exchange.
About Weird Al:
The time has come. “Weird Al” Yankovic, the biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time, has returned to demolish the pop landscape with Alpocalypse, his first full-length studio album in nearly five years.
Few would have guessed that Yankovic, who as an awkward, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to enjoy a varied and successful career that is now entering its fourth decade. Over that time he’s won 3 Grammys (with 12 nominations), racked up 31 Gold and Platinum Albums, and won countless awards and accolades for Weird Al classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Fat,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “The Saga Begins.” Yankovicis also well-known for his cult-hit feature film UHF (1989), his late ’90s CBS Saturday morning series The Weird Al Show and the numerous AL-TV specials that he’s made for MTV and VH1 over the years. His previous album Straight Outta Lynwood (2006), the highest-charting of his career, spawned the Billboard Top 10 single “White & Nerdy,” the video of which spent two months at #1 on iTunes and garnered over 100 million hits on the Internet.
Since then, Yankovic has performed 240 concerts throughout North America, Australia and Europe, including England’s All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival. He released his greatest hits package The Essential “Weird Al” Yankovic (Legacy), directed the themed attraction “Al’s Brain: A 3-D Journey through the Human Brain” (featuring cameos by everybody from Fabio to Paul McCartney) and accumulated over 2 million followers on Twitter. And with the recent release of his children’s book When I Grow Up (HarperCollins), Al now adds “New York Times Bestselling Author” to his resume. An app version of the book will be available for the iPhone and iPad soon.
About Reggie Brown:
Chicago native Reggie Brown is a Comedian/Impressionist/Host and has been featured on HBO’s Bill Maher,The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Workaholics, The Disney Channel, WWE, Funny or Die, MTV, Comedy Central, McDonalds, CNN, FOXNEWS and every major news and media outlet in the world.