Photo courtesy of Paramount
Take a night off to laugh. Enjoy the hilarious stand-up comedy
of John Pinette at The Paramount Theatre on Saturday, Jan.
John Pinette will present a hilarious evening of stand-up comedy
at The Paramount Theatre in Rutland on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8
When describing his own stand-up, Pinette says "I talk about my
life; it is the funniest thing I can think of." His current comedy
special "Still Hungry" debuted on Comedy Central on July 29 and was
released on DVD in August. 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.
John Pinette is no rookie to the stage. For the past sixteen
years, Pinette has been in entertainment one way or another. Once
he 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.
Pinette 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 note-worthy 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.
Tickets are on-sale and can be purchased at ParamountLive.org,
802-775-0903 or at The Paramount Theatre Box Office. Tickets are
$39.75 plus applicable service charges. This is an all-ages show.
The evening is sponsored by The Mountain Times, Roots the
Restaurant, Wilk Paving, and Noble Ace Hardware.