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Thursday
Aug072014

Petition for "Weird Al" Yankovic to Perform at the Super Bowl Tops 44,000 Signatures

Robert Trachtenberg/RCA RecordsWould you want to see "Weird Al" Yankovic as the halftime performer at the Super Bowl?

Ed Ball, a lifelong Yankovic fan, does and is the man behind a Change.org petition to have the parody artist perform at Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.

He's already scored more than 44,000 signatures from people who like the idea.

In his petition, Ball writes, "For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views (sic), but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event. The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power. The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show.

Ball tells The Hollywood Reporter he got the idea after hearing that Justin Bieber's name was being floated around as a possible performer, recalling, "I thought 'Man, this is so crappy.'"

The parody artist's latest album, Mandatory Fun, just debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart.


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