7 Questions with Will Weldon

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by Ryan Meehan

Will Weldon is a comedian based in Los Angeles, but birthed in Canada. He’s done stand-up across both countries, and has performed at the Bridgetown, Riot, & Just for Laughs comedy festivals. He’s also appeared on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening”, as well as Just For Laughs’ “Talk of the Fest”, and is a regular on well-known Los Angeles comedy shows such as “The Meltdown w/Jonah and Kumail”, “Power Violence”, and the UCB’s “Put Your Hands Together”. He likes to think his comedy has a positive message, delivered in a very depressing way.  Regardless we are proud to have Will Weldon as our guest today in 7 questions.   Continue reading

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The Deep Six: Why Getting Weird Al Yankovic to perform at the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show might not be such a weird idea at‏ all‏

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by Ryan Meehan

As die hard sports fans, we’d all like to think that we have no real opinion on the Super Bowl Halftime Show. This is the time that we use to relieve ourselves from all of the Busch Heavy that we drank in the first thirty minutes of the contest, and perhaps type up a few first half wrap-ups. But in reality, like it or not it is part of the experience. Over the past couple of weeks, a petition started by Ed Ball of Washington over at change.org has been getting a lot of attention.  Ball supposedly drafted the petition while intoxicated, but the purpose of this petition is clear as day:  He wants the National Football League to get Weird Al Yankovic to perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLIX this February in Glendale, Arizona.

I used to listen to Weird Al a lot when I was younger.  We used to get the tapes and copy them for each other, and Al was a seemingly never-ending source of entertainment.  “Dare to be Stupid” was one of my favorite albums.  Eventually my tastes progressed towards much darker subject matter, and there was a certain passage of maturity that came with saying “I don’t listen to that stuff anymore”.  Nevertheless, I still respected the guy and the career he was able to put together with an accordion and wire-rimmed glasses.    Continue reading