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Daniel Radcliffe (center, front) plays Weird Al, and Rainn Wilson (far right) plays Dr. Demento in “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.” Photo courtesy of The Roku Channel.

For Daniel Radcliffe, playing Weird Al Yankovic was intimidating and thrilling

Weird Al Yankovic launched his career in the 1980s with a spoof of the Michael Jackson hit “Beat it,” which sold half a million copies. Now Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter movies) plays Weird Al Yankovic in a new parody biopic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. The film tells the origin story of Yankovic and is filled with events that did and did not happen.

(L-R) Pilar Savone, Shawn Holley, Raamla Mohamed, and Larry Wilmore attend the premiere Of Hulu's

Larry Wilmore on his first drama Reasonable Doubt, work on iconic TV shows

Larry Wilmore has had an impressive career with a sprawling resume as an actor, comedian, writer, and producer over four decades. He has also collaborated on dozens of iconic TV shows, including In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The Office, and Black-ish, to name a few. He created The Bernie Mac Show, and was a co-creator with Issa Rae on HBO’s Insecure. He now discusses his most recent project as an executive producer, and his first time working outside of comedy on Reasonable Doubt.

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“People tend to bond over whether they had a great set that night, or whether they had a rough set that night. There's always a chance for people to interact with each other and get to know each other on a human level,” Jerome Anderson says of his Tuesday night show Soapbox Sessions Open Mic. Photo by Jerome Anderson.

Find music, comedy, community at Tarzana open mic night

LA is a magnet for aspiring entertainers, and many have been drawn to Soapbox Sessions Open Mic in Tarzana’s Maui Sugar Mill Saloon where they practice their original stand-up comedy, music, spoken word poetry, and more.

Sharon D Clarke stars in Death of a Salesman. Photo by Darren Bell.

Actress Sharon D Clarke on showing the love in Death of a Salesman

Actress Sharon D Clarke, a three-time Olivier Award winner, is currently appearing in a Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. She tells Elvis Michell the play’s resonance and relevance deepened with the Black-led cast playing the Loman family, which has made it feel so timely that many audience members incorrectly believe the script was updated for this new production.

Entertainment news and updates for the…

movie reviewer: No way Wakanda Forever can live up to first Black Panther, says critic on Press Play. 

streamer: Netflix vs. HBO: The TV rivalry of the century on The Ringer.

short animation film lover: Animation Fest brings 13 French shorts to LA’s Theatre Raymond Kabbaz on Animation Magazine.

music lover: Actor and director Clea DuVall on ‘90’s female musicians on The Treat.

Star Wars fan: Is Lucasfilm’s leadership wrecking the Star Wars franchise? on The Business. 

Selena Gomez devotee: Selena Gomez on the powerful vulnerability of her new documentary in Vogue. 

planner: Holiday movie review: All the films arriving before the end of 2022 on AV Club. 

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