My (Cathy’s) favorite comedian passed away last week. I was saddened to learn this. It takes such skill to make people laugh: writing the content; sensing the timing; massaging the audience. His name was John Pinette. I was amazed by his talent. During his stand-up acts, he often broke into song depicting an amazing singing voice. I eventually learned that he played the matronly Edna in the hit musical Hairspray on Broadway. Wish I’d seen that. His jokes were usually self- deprecating about his size. Ah, to laugh at oneself. One of my favorite clips was of him being told he should be gluten-free. As I live a gluten-free life I have always found this particularly amusing. The link to this clip is below. Remember him when you laugh.