One Blossom Short

  • by Jonathan Winters, Gary Owens
  • 0 hrs and 50 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

This is the last album Jonathan Winters recorded. It was performed live at The Improv in Hollywood, California, in 2001. Winters and his sidekick, Gary Owens, deliver material for over 60 minutes of non-stop laughs. Tracks:
1. Intro by Gary Owens
2. Baseball Player
3. SciFi/Horror Movie Fan
4. President-Dating
5. Gentleman on the Street
6. Dr. Alan Paffenaker
7. Maude Frickert
8. Boxcar Lamont
9. Dare Devil
10. Jonathan Speaks


Audible Editor Reviews

In this late-career laugh-fest, Jonathan Winters - almost 80 years young - makes an asset of his advancing age. Winters dodders and dithers his way through a series of slightly senile character gags, portraying an 82-year-old baseball player in one bit and a bumbling Boris Karloff knock-off in the next. Adding to the sense of delirium are the misinterpreted double entendres and seemingly unwitting punch lines that bubble up from Winters’ back-and-forth banter with straight-man sidekick Gary Owens. Nevertheless, this is Winters at his most fiendishly clever: The classic comic goes to great lengths to wind up his audience, his delivery marked by preposterous premises and masterful caricature. His final recording, One Blossom Short stands as a side-splitting swan song to Winters’ bizarre brilliance.


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  • Release Date: 06-29-2007
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