When you think of heartfelt moments, Weird Al Yankovic parodies don’t usually come to mind. But the comedian surprised us all when he performed with a 13-year-old girl with autism. Click to watch the amazing performance!
Weird Al Yankovic, 55, showed off his sensitive side when he attended Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars” autism benefit on Feb 28. He took the stage alongside autistic musician, Jodi DiPiazza, 13, and belted out the hilarious rendition of “Lola” by The Kinks.
Weird Al Yankovic & Autistic Girl Perform Amazing ‘Lola’ Rendition
It was a touching moment when Weird Al Yankovic performed a duet with an autistic teen during Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars” that aired on March 8. The comedian rocked a Jedi-style robe for the goofy yet touching duet — his famous parody called “Yoda.”
The ode to the lovable “Star Wars” character was done perfectly! Jodi didn’t miss a beat and obviously Weird Al brought his A-game. The pair definitely brought the house down at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. At the end of the song, the pair were joined by a chorus of children with autism.
Jodi is amazingly talented and continuously battles through her disorder to pursue music. She is a three-time finalist in the ASCAP Young Composers Awards, according to her website. And when she was only 11-years-old, Jodi performed “Firework” at the same benefit with Katy Perry and brought the audience to tears!
Jodi Thinks Weird Al Is ‘So Funny’
Before the show aired, Jodi teased the performance on March 6 when she posted a photo to her Twitter account. So adorable!
Me and Mr. “Weird Al” Yankovic at the Beacon Theatre..He is a great musican and so funny.. I couldn’t stop… http://t.co/4VGoPBfiFX
— Jodigirl (@JodiDiPiazza) March 6, 2015
It’s great to see Weird Al partake in this event which raises money to fund programs and services for people with autism through the non-profit New York Collaborates for Autism.
HollywoodLifers — were you surprised to see Weird Al Yankovic perform with Jodi DiPiazza? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Brittany King