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Comedy – 1986 – Weird Al Yankovic + Richard Belzer Perform A Rap Song – Cut The Grief With Comic Relief


This 1986 Comic Relief act features Crazy Al Jankowitz and Richard Belzer doing a comedic rap song Cut The Grief With Comic Relief….which shows off the talents of these two unique musical entertainers.

Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, film/record producer, satirist, and author….who is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts….as in original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts….and polka medleys of several popular songs….while featuring his favored instrument, the accordion…..who sold more than 12 million albums by 2007….since his first-aired comedy song in 1976….as he recorded more than 150 parody and original songs….while performing more than 1,000 live shows.  His works have earned him four Grammy Awards in his eleven nominations….four gold records….and six platinum records in the United States.  Yankovic’s first top ten Billboard album Straight Outta Lynwood and single White & Nerdy were both released in 2006….nearly three decades into his career.  His latest album, Mandatory Fun released in 2014 became his first # 1 album during its debut week.



  1. That’s not J. Geils, but standup comic & actor Richard Belzer, best known nowadays from TV crime dramas. In fact, you may have made two errors, as I’d say he resembles J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf a lot more than Geils.

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