I have no words to describe how funny Kris Tinkle is. Well, maybe a few. Maybe I Don’t Feel Like Smiling came across my desk and like most everything that comes through my inbox, I give it a spin regardless of if I’m familiar. I know nothing about Kris Tinkle but after listening through Maybe I Don’t Feel Like Smiling I’m ashamed I didn’t know this funny, funny man sooner.
Recorded live at The Punch Line Theater in San Francisco, Tinkle opens with a brilliant take on Pandora Radio likening picking an artist station and the songs that come after to ordering a pizza and getting a frisbee instead (“I see what you did there, Pandora, this is also a circle: Good for you! Now take this shit back, I’m hungry! And don’t bring back a hubcap with cheese and sauce on it…”).
From there it’s laugh after glorious laugh as he states the obvious in “Say It To My Face” (“People in New York are mean!”) and talks about why Bobby Flay is the greatest reality show star ever. If that wasn’t enough Tinkle, like Mike Birbiglia and Eddie Murphy, has mastered the fine art of circular comedy. For those who don’t know, it’s this epic way of joke/story telling in which, quite simply, you bring it back to an earlier joke later on in a set (Think Murphy’s “Ya missed me, bitch!” from Delirious). I won’t spoil the joke, but listen closely for the moment somewhere on Maybe I Don’t Feel Like Smiling. It’s amazing!