Paramore, Japanese Breakfast, and “Weird Al” Set for New Yorker Festival 2023

The roster for The New Yorker’s annual festival of discourse and entertainment has been released. This year’s schedule includes talks by “Weird Al” Yankovic and staff writer Andy Borowitz in addition to performances by Paramore and Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast. The dates are October 6–8. Find out more details here. (Disclosure: Condé Nast, the parent company of both Pitchfork and the New Yorker, is involved.)

This Is Why, Paramore’s most recent album, was released in February. At the event, they will also be in conversation with Amanda Petrusich from the New Yorker.


Zauner will speak with Hua Hsu about her work in addition to performing. Since the Jubilee in 2021, Zauner has performed covers of songs by Yoko Ono and Brandi Carlile and has had the privilege of tossing out the first pitch at a Mets game. In May, she said that she was looking for a somebody to play her in the upcoming movie version of her memoir, Crying in H Mart.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story from last year is Yankovic’s entry in the competition for eight Emmys, including Outstanding Television Movie. His song, “Now You Know,” from the humorous biography, is also up for an award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.


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