"You can tell that he's really into this music, because he'd give these little bits of trivia..."
Jimmy Fallon talks about how Dr. Demento's show inspired him along his career and even on the Tonight Show!
The Weird One tells us how he got started as a teenager listening to The Dr. Demento Show, and how he ended up on national tours with The Doc.
'Weird Al' Yankovic
Barry Hansen is a celebrated music scholar and historian. For the last 45 years his alter ego, Dr. Demento, has been the host of one of the most successful radio shows of all time. Barry was born in Minnesota in 1941, and has been awesome since then.
Dr. Demento/Barret Hansen
Legendary Disc Jockey
"If you were a teenager growing up in the 70's and 80's then you knew Dr. Demento."
Jack reveals that listening to KMET and The Dr. Demento Show growing up taught him how to be funny and rock simultaneously.
"On Monday mornings, if someone knew what you were talking about, it was like you belonged to this secret club."
Chris Hardwick fondly remembers staying up late on Sundays to listen to Dr. Demento's show, and the shock he experienced when his music was played on the show!
Stan Freberg and Dr. Demento share the screen to talk about good times and good music.
Pretty Much All Things
Robert Haimer? Or is it Artie Barnes? Only his Lumanian brother knows for sure. The other half of Barnes & Barnes shares how it is to be in Dr. Demento’s inner circle, and what it’s like to live with “Fish Heads”.
Robert Haimer/Artie Barnes
A native of the alternate dimension Lumania (or of Hollywood, CA depending on who you ask), Bill tells us what it’s like to be part of Barnes & Barnes, and to party in a hot tub with Dr. Demento.
Bill Mumy/Art Barnes
The man who taught us that “Dead Puppies Aren’t Much Fun” tells us of the time Dr. Demento got him to perform at the house party of an eleven year-old fan who went on to be a producer of “Portlandia”.
This multi-talented singer/songwriter remembers what it was like to see Dr. Demento’s record collection in person, and the importance of holding the right record at the right time.
The Love Goddess herself recounted memories of being on The Dr. Demento Show and even serenaded us with her accordion.
A madman even amongst Dementites, Mojo gave us his perspective on what Dr. Demento means to the comedy world.
This living legend recounts for us what it was like to travel by tour train as one of Spike Jones’s City Slickers, and how Dr. Demento has kept the wheels of that train rolling.
The legendary comedian recalled over a smoke about visiting the Dr. Demento Show back in the 80’s, and gives a few tips every comedian needs to hear.
The D.J. also known as The Obscene Steven Clean, a pioneer of the Free Form Radio movement, Steven gives us the real story on bringing a kid named Barry Hansen on his show and dubbing him Dr. Demento on the air.
Radio Disc Jockey
The versatile singer/songwriter gives an insider’s look into how normal it can be to be Demented, even when he used to be known as Napoleon XIV.
Talking about Dr. Demento, "He's like a mad scientist."
"Dr. Demento... He's an icon.
He's a radio legend..."
One of the most popular artists on the Dr. Demento Show today and bills himself as the red-headed stepson of Weird Al Yankovic and Eminem.
Nerdcore & Comedy Rapper
Tim Cavanagh talks about Dr. Demento's show creating the perfect place for all comedy musicians.
"Dr. Demento is many things to many people. He's a support system. He's a promoter. He is a sponge of musical everything. He's a scholar. He's a gentleman. How many more things can one man be?"
Dr. Demento calls Blasted Bill a legendary demented fan.
"In my life, Dr. Demento is one of the biggest influences to where I am at this point."
"Blasted Bill" Putt
"Dr. Demento is the reason that a lot of people know of any comedy music other than Weird Al, and also the reason people know of Weird Al as well."
Nerdcore & Comedy Rapper
"Dr. Demento is the overlord of all things comedy music."
A producer of “Portlandia”. Dan tells us how being a Dr. Demento super fan growing up helped him to climb the ranks to being a top producer at IFC and Big Beach Films.
Tom explains what his friendship with Dr. Demento means to him, and why he’s not so existential these days. Though that didn’t stop him from singing us “Existential Blues” on the original guitar he recorded with.
Tom "T-Bone" Stankus
Luke tells us how it feels to be The Dr. Demento Show’s most requested artist of the 21st century.
"Every Sunday night, between midnight and one; don't even mess with me because Dr. Demento is on!"
the great Luke Ski
Parody, Filk, Rap Artist
The grandson of the late, great Benny Bell, Joel talks about what it meant to Benny to have Dr. Demento
make his song “Shaving Cream” finally chart on Billboard’s Top 100...thirty years after he made the
Barry’s little sister gives her first interview, giving us the side of Barry that’s a protective and teasing
brother who helps build playhouses.
Barry Hansen's Sister
Jeff is Dr. Demento's archivist, and shows us why even Dr. Demento turns to Jeff when he has questions about The Dr. Demento Show.
Dr. Demento’s manager through the 1980’s, Jay gives an insider’s peak into the business side of comedy,
managing “Weird Al” to this day, and writing and directing a little film they all appeared in called “UHF”.
The Demented Crew tells all!
Dr. Demento’s current manager and close friend, Arthyr gives his insights into running demented business in the digital age, and about just who this Barry Hansen guy is.
Barry’s wife and best friend. Sue gives us a rare glimpse of the man beneath the top hat, and what it’s like to live with that ginormous record collection.
Jon tells us the story of Dr. Demento introducing him to “Weird Al” Yankovic, and how that’s led to him being Al’s drummer for over thirty years.
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz