Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

John Forster: Press

If Joni Mitchell and Daffy Duck had a love child, he’d probably write songs just like JOHN FORSTER. His sharply observed satires range from sheer slapstick to Jon Stewart acute.

Scott Alarik - The Boston Globe

JOHN FORSTER looks like an Episcopalian minister, but sings with adder tongue...A laser-swift wit, glinting with irony...One of the sharpest musical satirists around.

J. Rudolf Abate - The Free Press

JOHN FORSTER has claimed the satirical crown long abandoned by Tom Lehrer.  He's one very funny songwriter.

Rich Warren - Sing Out! Magazine

You don’t need me anymore. Now you’ve got JOHN FORSTER to kick around.


Tom Lehrer - Harvard Magazine

FORSTER has the world view of George Carlin, the musical-parody chops of Frank Zappa in his glory days, musically and lyrically clever in ways that AI Yankovic can only dream about.

Paul D. Lehrman - The Boston Phoenix

JOHN FORSTER bestrides the current events scene like a colossus... His winning smile, expressive face and easy voice make the evening of original songs all too short.  

Donna Coe - New York Post (Sep 2, 2010)

Fiercely original humor from a wonderful song satirist.

Peter Filichia - Newark Star Ledger

JOHN FORSTER is a one-man musical comedy, a self-contained Capitol Steps, yet with a delightful quirkiness all his own...painfully truthful and filled with fun.

Stephen Ide - Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA)

"Article Nine" is the funniest song ever written about any Japanese state document...ever!"

Richard Foss - The Los Angeles Reader