Friday, December 15, 2006

What kind of humor do you have?

People you know me will agree to say that humor is something important in my life.
That's why the topic of my article will be "humor"!
By surfing the web, I found a man who has a very special personality and is very famous in the United States: Weird Al.

His real name is Alfred Matthew Yankovic. He is an American musician, a satirist, a parodist, an accordionist, and a television producer. He is known especially for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and that parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts. He has recorded more than 150 parody and original songs. Thanks to his works, he have earned among others three Grammy Awards amongst nine nominations, and other presigious awards. In addition to recording his albums, Yankovic has written and starred in his own movie and television show, directed music videos for himself and other artists and has made guest appearances in television shows such as The Simpsons.
If you want to know more about him, I invite you to visit his official website:

He has also made fake interviews of famous artists such as Madonna, or Maria Carey by taking extracts of real interviews and using these as answers to his own questions.
Let's look at his fake interview of Madonna

If you don't like this kind of humor, you will perhaps appreciate my favourite French humorist much more: Florence Foresti. In this video, she tries an imitation of Madonna, which I found quite successful...

Which video do you prefer? It is up to you to make you choice...

1 comment:

Eloy JM Romero-Muñoz said...

Weird Al Yankovic... Everybody should thank this guy for his parodies of famous videos. My favorite ones are "Like a surgeon" (cf. Madonna's "Like a Virgin") and "Eat it!" (cf. Michael Jackson's "Beat It").