John Pinette's second album stays pretty solidly in tried and tested territory for this affable comedian, whose self-deprecating and sarcastic ruminations on weight compose the bulk of this boisterous performance.
Pinette is a likable, jovial guy, whose jokes are made largely at his own expense, and whose attitude seems to be, "Laugh with me", always, rather than at anyone else. Pinette's favorite subject might be heaviness, but his tone is, in contrast, light and airy and his material is accessible and entertaining. Listening to Making Lite of Myself feels like a casual hangout with a good friend - or at least, a good friend who knows how to get big laughs!
1. The Gym
2. Subway Diet
3. The Herbalist and the Blocked Colon
4. Low Carb Diets and Dr. Phil
5. Extreme Sports
10. Viva El Gordo
11. Get Outta the Line!
12. Toilet Paper
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"In a consistently funny set, Friesen sacrifices his own pride to gain the audience's trust and ultimately score a ton of laughs. As a married man and a father of two, he can't help but tackle the things most pressing on his mind. His segues are so seamless you'll barely notice a wrinkle in his act when one minute he's ranting about his college misadventures, likening it to a giant poker game, especially when tuition rises each year...and the next minute he's outlining the pitfalls of marriage." (Punchline Magazine)
John Pinette has got to be the funniest and cutest comedian ever. Do not, I repeat DO NOT drive while listening to him, you will be rolling off the seat! I hope that he comes out with more of his performances because we will get them all. It's a great listen to hear it over and over again and it's still funny. Loved it!
I HAVE--several times!!!
I was proud to know that Mr. Pinette had lost 100lbs. but VERY SAD to learn that he died in 2014 at the age of 50. This is a bittersweet legacy for those of us who indulge in food, but still need to take care of our health. RIP John!!! : (
The guy is funny in a big, big way. I've listened to this 3 times now and each time I still find myself laughing out loud - he's clever with imagery, relate-able, and never mean. Last week the news was grim all over, but for the price of an hour of your time, Pinette provides a very happy place.
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