John Pinette at Times Square
Type: Entertainment & Performances
Thu, Aug - 30 7:30PM
Fri, Aug - 31 8:00PM, 10:30PM
Sat, Sep - 1 8:00PM, 10:30PM
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. He 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 first Comedy Central Special and DVD entitled “I’m Starvin’” was released in January of 2004, and his second Comedy Central Special “Still Hungry” will be released later this year.
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 for 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 become a regular guest on The Tonight Show and The View.
John has also enjoyed a long acting career in stage, television and film. He had a very successful starring run on Broadway playing the role of ‘Edna Turnblad’ in the hit musical ‘Hairspray, and supporting roles in Duets, starring Gwenyth Paltrow, Dear God, starring Greg Kinnear, and Junior, starring Arnold Schwarzeneger are just a few of John’s film credits. 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 can also be seen as the lovable ‘Mr. Bumpo’ in The Punisherstarring John Travolta and Thomas Jane.\
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 my cherub like demeanor”.