In a 30-second preview before the episode airs in its entirety, with an exclusive premiere on Billboardthe talk show host, the parody king and The roots is seen performing a medley of “Weird Al” hits on classroom instruments. The group is seen delivering a special rendition of “I Love Rocky Road”, “My Bologna” and “Yoda”.
That The Tonight Show the appearance comes on the heels of Yankovic’s fact-fudging biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, which was released Friday (November 4) on the Roku Channel. While promoting the film, Yankovic and Daniel Radcliffe – who plays the parody artist in the film – shared that they are big fans of each other. The award-winning artist was candid about why he wanted to recruit Harry Potter actor to play him, saying he had “the right energy for it.”
“I’m a big fan of Dans. He does great dramatic acting and great comedic acting and he gets it,” Yankovic told The Hollywood Reporter. “I mean, I knew he’s a huge comedy fan. He’s a huge geek, like me, and I knew he would really lock into the tone that we were going for in this movie, which is so important .”
Check out the preview of “Class Instruments” below and watch the full version when it airs The Tonight Show at 11:35 PM ET on NBC.