John Pinette: I Say, Nay Nay, Festival Fringe review

John Pinette is an accomplished performer and a hugely entertaining stand-up comedian. His hour show, ‘I Say, Nay Nay’, is really about John Pinette and his obsession with food. The number of times “buffet” is mentioned must be in the low hundreds. As you’d expect from a comic used to performing in Las Vegas and on Broadway the delivery is clean, clear and confident. In “I Say, Nay Nay” John Pinette delivers a polished stand-up performance, with little or no deviations from the script.

John Pinette, I say nay nay at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008

John Pinette’s observations on the slow speed of service at Subway, the high salt content of KFC, the frustrations of a larger man at an all you can eat buffet or the dedication to a rib festival are all accurate, humorous and delivered with aplomb. His “nay nays”, including skiing, paragliding and camping are all delivered in an animated and genuinely funny style. Pinette bursts into song and funny voices throughout; he just gets away with this - so these elements don’t isolate British audiences.

John Pinette is what I’d describe as a classic, good humoured and clean comedian. He’s genuinely funny and “I Say, Nay Nay” is a very good hour’s entertainment which is easy to relate to, accessible to everyone and high on the laugh count. Recommended.

Essential | Worth a watch |One to miss

John Pinette’s “I Say, Nay Nay” show ends tonight (25/08) at Udderbelly’s Pasture.

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