Jonathan Winters

Outpatients

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Outpatients is Jonathan Winters' first comedy album in 30 years! In it, Winters performs as multiple characters in sketches on sports, plastic surgery, traveling, and hotels. "Sports Fan" is hilarious because of its subtlety and affection for obsessive sports fanatics. A serious Winters as announcer interviews America's number one sports fan about the appropriate costume for attending games. After hearing about how to paint one's face the two tones of a team's colors, he asks the fan: "How about a rainbow wig?" with sidesplitting dryness. Winters has a knack for funny character names and voices (ie., Dr. Malcolm Gohard the plastic surgeon, Wilbur Mooseler the fan, etc.). One of the best skits on Outpatients finds Winters "interviewing" Johnny Carson ("It's not easy doing nothing...you don't know when you're through!"). For fans of Winters' humor, hearing his funny ruminations on modern phenomenon like "Ebay" is a delight. A creative return for one of the groundbreaking comics. In a time characterized more by bombast and shock, it is refreshing to hear a creative, subtle work, such as Outpatients.

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