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Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment | 3 comments

My Favorite Comedian: John Pinette

As someone who dabbles in show biz at an admittedly different level, I have had a lifelong passion for comedy. And I mean comedy dating back to the silents, to the great comedy teams, vaudeville comedy, burlesque, early TV comedy and stand up. But there is one comedian today who I increasingly feel is not fully appreciated for the genius he is and his ability to keep getting laughs the old fashioned way (by not going X): John Pinette. His comedy appeals to all ages and his timing is about as good as anyone’s since timing-master Jack Benny.

He has an upcoming comedy special on Comedy Central.

Although our political class is providing us with a lot of comedy — and tragedy — these days. Take a few minutes to watch a genuis at work.
The hefty Pinnette’s most famous bit is about a Chinese buffet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwuiyO7hOU

Here’s another bit done some years earlier when he was a bit heavier:

Another famous bit: the water park.

And the first part of a performance that is in 6 parts on You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Daj_mijJMCI&feature=related

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