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Comedy Reviews - CD - Jonathan Winters - Here's Jonathan

Here's Jonathan
Here’s Jonathan
Jonathan Winters
Stand-up Comedy
Unavailable but …

This Jonathan Winters comedy album is not yet available on CD but it should be. There were a few Jonathan Winters CDs available at Laugh but they failed to release most of this great comedy giant’s works, failed to release his best stuff, and discontinued what they did release. Laugh should call itself Groan. Here’s Jonathan is one of the top three albums by this master of the genre. See below for all our reviews.

Here’s Jonathan features one of my all-time favorite tracks, Billy the Kid. Winters does all the characters and sound effects in a very good parody of the Hollywood western movie and TV show. If you know your westerns, you will appreciate the accuracy of the tropes Winters parades here. Also good is Test Pilot with the ace pilot showing off a prototype for a General. Again, this is excellent, multi-voiced and character stuff.

Another well-known Winters routine is featured on Here’s Jonathan: Child Psychologist. I am surprised some Hollywood hack did not turn this premise into a sitcom.

Other bits of stand-up comedy on this album include a different version of Flying Saucer, Maude Frickert, the world’s oldest airline stewardess, and the rather surreal Thoughts of a Turtle.

The only thing that has aged on this album are the two opening bits on side A and B which make reference so events long forgotten.

It is very unfortunate this album by Jonathan Winters is not available on CD. Clever folks will google vintage stand-up comedy winters and might happen  to find it somewhere (nudge nudge wink wink).


Other Jonathan Winters Reviews

Jonathan Winters Rare & Riotous: Features the 1964 A Wild Winters Night TV special as well as two other clips.

Jonathan Winters Wings It: One of three decent Jonathan Winters CDs available

The Wonderful World Of Jonathan Winters: The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters is the better of the 3 CDs released by Laugh

Stuff'n Nonsense: The best of what is available in terms of Jonathan Winters CDs

The Underground Tapes: Winters at his wildest and bluest. This comedy CD is a must for fans.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol: Winters does not read but instead performs this Christmas classic

Final Approach - 2011: More of a curiosity for Winters long-time fans.



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