John Pinette is an American stand-up comedian and an actor who was born on the 23rd of March in 1964. Pinette has successfully toured the comedy club circuit extensively since the 1980s and has come on television series and films. The main genre of his comedy can be rendered as "Observational Comedy". His subjects include self-deprecation, impressions, everyday life, world travel and obesity. Apart from his straight stand-up comedy, Pinette has also done various well known impressions of Gollum (from The Lord of The Rings), The Chipmunks, Herve Villechaize (Tatoo from Fantasy Island), a Ewok, and Elvis Presley. Sometimes Pinette also sings which is a part of his act. His singing ability is demonstrated by his own version of "Over the Rainbow" from the movie The Wizard of Oz. This can be seen in just a few of his routines as a stand-up comedian.
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John Pinette was born and raised in Boston in Massachusetts. He attended the Malden Catholic High School and graduated from there in 1982. He decided on building his career in accounting, however his friends advised him otherwise and he pursued his career in comedy. Just after starting out his career as a stand-up comedian, he also began touring small comedy clubs all over the United States of America. People started noticing his immense talent. Pinette got his huge break in the industry when he was requested to take a tour with Fran Sinatra. Ever since that tour, Pinette’s success and popularity grew. He became a frequent guest on The View and The Tonight Show.
John Pinette is well known for his stand-up comedic acts and performances, however he is equally known for his acting career in movies and television series. He has acted in Duets which starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Junior which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dear God which starred Greg Kinnear. He has done many other films as well. His acting career on television has been equally fabulous. He has been frequently seen on the hit television series by the name of Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, and he played the role of a car jack victim in the last episode of Seinfeld. In the summer of 2004, he was seen as the endearing "Bumpo" in The Punisher which comes under Artisan Entertainment. The series also starred John Travolta and Thomas Jane.
In 1999, John Pinette received the prestigious award of Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards. In 2000, he got a nomination for a Gemini Award for his television acts at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In 2004, he replaced Bruce Vilanch in the role of Edna, as he joined the cast and crew members of the famous theatrical musical play Hairspray. In 2005, he again replaced Bruce Vilanch for the Broadway production of the musical play. Pinette continued to act in the musical till 2006. While performing his concert in 2006 by the name of "I’m Starvin’" he told the audience that the Hairspray musical was his first musical production that he had been a part of ever since he had graduated from his high school.
At the 42nd yearly MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon, in 2007, John Pinette gave an outstanding performance. It is one of those performances of his that his fans remember to date. In 2008, he performed at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. Since then, he has toured not only in the United States of America, but also internationally. He is now scheduled to give some really awesome live on stage performances. He will be touring the majority of the major cities in the US in 2010. One can expect nothing short of complete brilliance by this immensely talented man. For decades he has made his audiences laugh till their stomachs hurt and laughing tears come out. He has been a true entertaining figure. Witnessing his acts and routines live on stage will be truly a delight for anyone who is looking forward to some excitement and humor. This talented comedian does not leave his audience disappointed, rather he leaves them asking for more and more every time his show is about to end.
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