Thursday, June 9, 2011

JOHN PINETTE @ the Byham Theater, Saturday, JUNE 11th 2011

John Pinette has been entertaining audiences around the world in a variety of ways for over twenty years, but it is making people laugh that John enjoys most of all. When asked to describe his stand-up, John Pinette says, “I talk about my life, it is the funniest thing I can think of. For some reason, people enjoy seeing me lose by cherub like demeanor”. John was named Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards in 1999 and received a Gemini Award nomination for his superb televised performance at The Montreal Comedy Festival in 2000. His hit Comedy Central Special and DVD entitled “I’m Starvin’” was released in January of 2007 as a follow up to his enormously successful CD ‘Show Me The Buffet’.

Born just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, John has always had a gift for making people laugh. When he learned that he could actually make a living doing so, John left behind his life as an accountant and began his comedy career. It wasn’t long before he was touring comedy clubs around the country. Shortly thereafter, John got his big break when he was asked to tour with Frank Sinatra. Since then he has made multiple guest stand-up comedy appearances on television shows such as The Tonight Show, The Dr. Phil Show, and The View.

John has also enjoyed a long acting career in television, film, and stage. He starred on Broadway playing the role of ‘Edna  Turnblad’ in the hit musical ‘Hairspray’ and has appeared in such films as Duets, starring Gwenyth Paltrow, Dear God, starring Greg Kinnear, Junior, starring Arnold Schwarzeneger and The Punisher starring John Travolta. He was a series regular on the hit series Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, and starred as the car-jack victim in the final episode of Seinfeld. John is currently filming The Last Godfather starring opposite Harvey Keitel.

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