Ed Ball, a 33-year-old Seattle resident, has started a petition on Change.org calling for "Weird Al" Yankovic to headline the 49th annual Super Bowl halftime show in February 2015 at Arizona's University of Phoenix stadium. More than 60,000 people have already signed the petition.
Fans of Weird Al say he would be a perfect blend of nostalgia and current pop relevance. They say he's been dominating online video with his #8Videos8Days campaign and his latest album, "Mandatory Fun" — his 14th in his 30-year career — became his only No. 1 album and the first comedy album to debut at the top of the charts since an album by Bob Newhart did so in 1954.
The signers of the petition add that unlike the somewhat puzzling pairing of Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the last Super Bowl, Weird Al's parodies are ripe for collaborations — his newest tracks could allow for appearances from Pharrell, Robin Thicke, Lorde and Iggy Izalea — plus, there are all his older, classic parodies.
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