When Vanessa Bayer isn’t busy impersonating Miley Cyrus or being the Californians’ maid on Saturday Night Live, she moonlights as Janessa Slater, the worst media coach in the biz. If you’re a musician who is in need of self-confident idiot that will over-charge you for garbage advice, Janessa’s your gal.
On her Above Average series, Sound Advice, Slater sits down with some of our favorite musicians and gives them some hot pointers that would surely send their careers into downward spirals were they actually to heed any of her godawful advice. To kick off a new season of the show, Janessa hosted our dear friend, “Weird Al” Yankovic, because his massively successful, decades-long career could really use some refurbishing (lol).
Though most of the above video features the two in character–“Weird Al” being kind of cold is truly strange to see–hobnobbing about satirical music and the fact that the Grammys are joke, Slater manages to fit some seriously golden PR advice into the conversation, attempting to persuade Al that it’s good press to get into a feud, “especially when the feud is with the bad guy from a Disney movie.” And then:
“Are you saying I look like the bad guy in a Disney movie?”
“When Was Kenny G ever the bad guy in a Disney movie?”
Oh Al–even when you are pretending to be standoffishly cool, you are still the most lovably self effacing and funny dude ever. Make sure you watch the entire video to get a brand new snippet of a parody song about Janessa to the tune of Beverly Hills Cop‘s “Axel F”.
Make sure to check out the rest of Sound Advice over at Above Average.