"One of my pet peeves is that sometimes the talents of my band get overlooked because, and it was the same problem that Frank Zappa had, with a lot of groups that use humor, people don't realize there's a lot of craft behind the comedy."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Al Yankovic on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Al Yankovic on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Al Yankovic on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Al Yankovic on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Al Yankovic on Henry Ward Beecher
"When I go to my live shows it's often a multigenerational audience, a family bonding experience."
"In the '80s, I was putting out an album virtually every year, I think mostly based on fear - that if I didn't, people would soon forget about me."
"So that's why one of my rules of parody writing is that it's gotta be funny regardless of whether you know the source material. It has to work on its own merit."
"People never ask people doing serious music, 'Do you ever think about doing funny music?'"
"I have a long-standing history of respecting artists' wishes."
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