We’ll say it: biopics can be boring. I mean, how many biographies of wartime politicians or famous singers do we need? The films are generally not exactly accurate, as they often cut around the more mundane parts of the story. They dramatize reality for entertainment purposes, but provide less context than, say, a written biography by a dedicated, diligent writer. So who better to make biopics a little more fun than Weird Al Yankovic?
An obviously fake biopic – for example, Madonna is a central character, but in real life she and Yankovic only met once in passing –Strange: The Al Yankovic Story is a direct parody of the musician biographies that are often presented as shoe-ins for Oscar contention (see: Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocket Man, Judy, etc). Thinks about Strange as the spiritual successor to the highly underrated (and very, very funny) go hard, which starred John C. Reilly and was a perfect parody of musical biographies. Waird stars Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al, Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento, Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey, Julianne Nicholson and Toby Huss as Al’s parents, and Jack Black as Wolfman Jack.
Tracking Weird Al from his humble beginnings to his current level of fame, the film is as strange and unexpected as the parodies he’s created throughout his career. And of course, the film includes singing and a cameo from the real Weird Al himself.
So, where can you watch the weirdest musician biography in recent years? Is it on Netflix or Prime Video or HBO Max? And when does it Weird: The Al Yankovic Story come out? We have everything you need to know about Strange under.
This is how you see Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
There is only one place to see Weird: Al Yankovic History, and it’s not Netflix, HBO Max, or one of the more well-known streaming platforms. The movie is available right now, starting November 4th, on The Roku Channel.
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Need a Roku subscription to watch Strange?
Fortunately, no. Roku Channel has Weird: The Al Yankovic Story available online or via mobile app for everyone for free, although there are ads. If you have a Roku streaming device or other similar technology like an Amazon Firestick or a Chromecast, you can also watch Strange via the Roku channel on your streaming app.
Milan Polk is a Men’s Health editorial assistant specializing in entertainment and lifestyle reporting, and has worked for New York Magazine’s Vulture and the Chicago Tribune.