John Pinette will present a hilarious evening of stand-up comedy at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Community Arts Center.
"I talk about my life; it is the funniest thing I can think of," Pinette said of his routine. His latest comedy special "Still Hungry" debuted on Comedy Central in 2011. The food-obsessed, storytelling Pinette delivers smart, original, Bill Cosby-influenced observations on everyday life. "Still Hungry" is a follow-up to his successful "I'm Starvin'!" and "Show Me the Buffet" CD's and DVD's.
Pinette also is the host of the show "All You Can Eat," which takes the nation's culinary passions in a direction never seen before. No recipes, no exotic locations - just the complete history, technology and process behind every single bite of food we take. From factories and farmlands to restaurants and retail, this is the story of how what we eat ends up in our mouths.
Once Pinette realized he could use his knack to make people laugh and turn it into a career, he left his job as an accountant and began touring comedy clubs around the country. He caught his big break when he was asked to tour with Frank Sinatra and he's since become a regular guest on "The Tonight Show" and "The View."
Most recently, Pinette came off the theatrical stage and to the stand-up stage after wrapping up his starring role as "Edna Turnblad" in the winning Broadway musical "Hairspray."
His noteworthy accomplishments include being named Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards in 1999 and he was also nominated for a Gemini Award for his television performance at The Montreal Comedy Festival in 2000. Pinette's acting career includes roles alongside Gwenyth Paltrow, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and John Travolta.
He is experienced in both film and television and has been featured in programs such as "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" and starred as a car-jack victim in the final episode of "Seinfeld."
For more information, visit www.johnpinette.com.
Tickets can be purchased at caclive.com, 326-2424, or at the Community Arts Center Box Office.