Scott Aukerman + Al Yankovic

In April 2015, musician “Weird Al” Yankovic and comedian Scott Aukerman joined The Thread for a heartwarming and sidesplitting email exchange. With Scott continuing to juggle writing, producing, and starring in his acclaimed IFC show Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Al having recently embarked on his globe-spanning “Mandatory World Tour,” we thought now would be a great time to poke around—and in between the lines of—their original Thread. Will “Weird Al,” Pee-wee Herman, and Prince finally get their super-group together? Who's a better White House bowler, Scott Aukerman or Harry Truman? Find out in the following Thread: Unspooled.

“WHAT WERE YOU DOING IN MY HOUSE?????”

-Scott

“I never knew you were so easily discouraged. I’ll have to be extra careful not to excel at anything when I’m around you.”

-Al

“The whole White House staff seemed to be going back and forth from being delighted and star-struck, to freaking out that we were going to trash the place.”

-Scott

Read the first conversation