The New Yorker has announced the lineup to its annual festival of entertainment and conversation. This year’s programming features performances from Paramore and Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner, plus a talk between “Weird Al” Yankovic and New Yorker staff writer Andy Borowitz. It happens from October 6-8. Find more information here. (Disclosure: Pitchfork and the New Yorker are part of the same parent company, Condé Nast.)

Paramore issued their most recent album, This Is Why, in February. They’ll also be in conversation with the New Yorker’s Amanda Petrusich at the festival. 

In addition to performing, Zauner will speak with Hua Hsu about her work. Since 2021’s Jubilee, Zauner has covered songs by Brandi Carlile and Yoko Ono, and had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at a Mets game. She announced the search for someone to play her in the forthcoming film adaptation of her memoir Crying in H Mart back in May. 

Yankovic, meanwhile, has last year’s Weird: The Al Yankovic Story in the running for eight Emmys, including a nod Outstanding Television Movie. His song for the comedic biopic, “Now You Know,” is also nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. 


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