“Weird Al” Yankovic will be the new bandleader on Scott Aukerman’s IFC show Comedy Bang! Bang!, taking over for Kid Cudi, who took over for Reggie Watts last year when he left to become the bandleader for The Late Late Show with James Corden. Yankovic has been a guest on the show and podcast a number of times before.
“If you would have told me, when I was a teenager, listening and laughing along to Al’s “In 3-D” album, that one day I would partner up with him, I would have asked who you were and how you got in my room. Then I would have politely shown you the door. Because that’s how I was raised,” Aukerman said in a press release.