Pinch Finger Girl: A Tragedomedy is a quirky, pg13 comedy album recorded in Madison, WI by a man named Buzz, who happened to have the best microphones in WI, so Mary bought him several beers during the recording process to show her gratitude.
Why did Mary make up that word "tragedomedy?" Because all the live stories on this 50 minute CD have the potential to end sadly, but they don't! The characters-whether it's the Pinch Finger Girl or Mary's dad or Mary herself--all triumph or at least learn something in the humorous endings. The overall message? Think positive, and do what you can with what you have one bit at a time...and if that doesn't work, then drink more coffee!
Folk humorist Mary Mack spends half her time convincing her Minnesotan mother it’s okay for her daughter to be a comedian and the other half touring the country in her sweet, 400 dollar Dodge Neon--affectionately referred to as “Street Heat.” Mack and her mandolin sing-alongs, have been featured on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, XM's National Lampoon's Comedy Network, and Minnesota's Polka Spotlight. After winning the 2005 California's Funniest Female Contest, she went on to appear in the Vancouver Comedy Fest (2007), HBO's Andy Kaufman Awards (2007), Montreal's Just for Laugh's Festival (2009), and had her television debut on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and NBC's Last Comic Standing. Mack, a true northerner, actually started her career in Nashville and now splits her time between Los Angeles and Minneapolis. "Pinch Finger Girl" is her 3rd live album. Her endearing stage presence and off-kilter, musical surprises, stemming from her background as former music teacher and polka bandleader, make her popular in up to three non-adjacent counties in Wisconsin. Clips and more info are available on her website.