Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
B.O. The Worst of Henny Youngman
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Take my wife ... please !
Ozzie | Brugge, Flanders | 11/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw Henny Youngman in the movie 'Amazon women on the moon', where he plays one of a number of comedians telling jokes at a funeral. It's true that his jokes may be corny and as old as he was at the time, but he's a very funny guy ! And you can't help but laugh ! No f--- words, no swearing, no politics, just good clean fun. I don't mind comedians with explicit lyrics, but this one should go down well with anybody who enjoys a good laugh. It's a pity his few other albums are so hard to locate."
King Of The One-Liners At His Best
J. Arnold | Northern California | 12/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This material - some of it originally packaged on Rhino Records' "Henny Youngman's 128 Greatest Jokes" LP in 1980 - is first-rate Henny! (Trivia: the CD cover comes from a 1970 LP released on Nashville's Certron Records, which featured different Henny material.) Over 35 minutes of essential Henny Youngman material that will delight all, whether it's the longtime H.Y. fan, or one that's been newly introduced to his material!
Corny, yes, but still harmless, clean fun
Andrew Gilmore | Philadelphia | 12/27/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The late Henny Youngman delighted audiences for more than 50 years with his one-liners and jokes. This is the same kind of "whiz-bang" fast-paced humor that any old vaudeville comedian would use (Milton Berle comes to mind), but there's a certain charm to Henny. Here's simply an old pro doing some simple corny jokes for a small crowd. As old and hoary as these jokes may be, they're timeless, and good clean fun. This CD is a prime example of the charm and warmth of one of the greatest comedians of the vaudevillian school of humor. Not original, nothing daring, controversial, or satirical, and Henny practically admits how old his jokes are. A couple members of the crowd groan at the jokes now and then, and Henny doesn't expect big laughs. He practically WELCOMES the groans. He doesn't take himself too seriously. He's just an earnest comedian doing his job, just a nice guy getting on stage and standing up there cranking out his old jokes come what may. It's easy to ridicule the old-fashioned style of humor, but again, the charm and warmth of Henny's delivery make that style of humor irresistable. Take this CD, please!"