John Deacon “character” [portrayed] in Weird Al biopic


Weird Al and John Deacon

John Deacon (character) is cast in new movie “Wierd: The Al Yankovic Story” [2022] and is played by David Dastmaichian.
‘Weird’ Al Yankovic is played by Daniel Radcliffe.\

The movie  premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 8 September 2022, and released on The Roku Channel on 4 November 2022. USA.

SEE BELOW where to view including UK.

CBR.COM reports…
10 November 2022
Every Weird Al Song in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is an almost wholly fictitious biopic of music’s premier parodist, but it does showcase actual songs from his catalogue. ‘Another One Rides the Bus’ Was a Queen Favorite

‘EXTRACT: … Al later attends a pool party at Demento’s house, with the guests all being outsider artists of yesteryear played by comedians doing cameos. There, he’s approached by raspy-voiced DJ Wolfman Jack (Jack Black), who doubts Al’s prowess and challenges him to come up with a parody on the spot. Queen bassist John Deacon (David Dastmalchian) suggests his own hit, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’. Backed into a corner, Al nonetheless wows the party guests by spontaneously singing ‘Another One Rides the Bus’. This is enough to put Wolfman in his place and Deacon invites Al to play with Queen at their upcoming Live Aid show, which Al rudely refuses.

[Parody] ‘Another One Rides the Bus’ was Yankovic’s second single for Dr. Demento, released in 1981 and a massive hit for the show. Queen guitarist Brian May expressed his approval of the spoof, calling it “extremely funny” and “hilarious.”

 Another One Rides the Bus (2022 Version)

NOTE: The movie currently available to stream on the Roky Channel, and the soundtrack available from Legacy Recordings.

Roku Channel or the Roku App. Streaming the film is completely free on Roku, so you don’t even need to sign up for a subscription in order to watch, although there are ads.

In the UK, The Roku Channel is available to stream for free on Roku players, Hisense Roku TVs, TCL Roku TVs, Now TV, and Sky Q.

MORE INFO on the movie at

"Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" poster