Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Oscars 2017
Everything you need to knowDon't Miss It

Article

Lin-Manuel Miranda joins Weird Al Yankovic at New York concert

Posted on

Michael Tullberg/Getty Images; Matthew Eisman/Getty Images

Things got even weirder — but in a good way — during Weird Al Yankovic‘s Saturday night concert at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall: During his performance of “Yoda,” the eccentric singer brought out Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to help out on the chorus. 

Yankovic pointed his mic at the audience to sing along before saying, “Okay, now just Lin-Manuel!” The Broadway star and composer then rushed onstage amid applause, as shown in audience-shot footage.

That night, Miranda tweeted, “In 9th grade I sat in an upper box of the Beacon with [Alex Sarlin] & Emily Pinkowitz & we screamed ‘Yoda!!’ It was [Yankovic’s] encore.” Posting a selfie with the musical maven, he followed up, “We truly believed our screams made Yoda happen. It was, at that point, the best moment of my life. Today was a VERY close second.”

 

 

Yankovic posted another photo with Miranda backstage, but this one showed a number of other celebs were also in attendance, including Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live veteran Taran Killam, Michael Ian Black, and Weekend Update writer Alex Baze.

 

Watch Yankovic’s “Yoda” performance above, and skip to the 2:35 mark to see Miranda’s solo.

Comments