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« on: April 06, 2014, 07:08:29 PM »

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Comedian John Pinette, 50, dies at Pa. hotel

PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Pinette, the chubby stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of "Seinfeld," has died. He was 50.

Pinette died of natural causes Saturday at a hotel in Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said Sunday evening. Pinette's agent confirmed his death.

The portly Pinette was a self-deprecating presence on stage, frequently discussing his weight on stand-up specials "Show Me the Buffett," "I'm Starvin'!" and "Still Hungry."

Pinette had been working on another stand-up project when he died, his agent, Nick Nuciforo, said.

"He should be celebrated for the amazing comedian he was," Nuciforo said.

The Boston native appeared in movies including "The Punisher" and had a trio of stand-up shows released on DVD but was perhaps best known as the portly carjacking victim whose plight lands the "Seinfeld" stars before a judge for failing to help under a "good Samaritan" law. Pinette also appeared in the television series "Parker Lewis Can't Lose."

Pinette also appeared on state in a national tour of "Hairspray" as Edna Turnblad, the mother of the play's heroine.

The medical examiner's office said no autopsy was performed and Pinette's own physician signed off on the cause of death.

Pinette had been preparing for a stand-up tour of the U.S. and Canada, Nuciforo said.
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 08:42:52 PM »

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Comedian John Pinette passed away Saturday in Pittsburgh, where he was visiting family, at only 50 years old, apparently of natural causes; he had been battling liver and heart disease. Many of you will remember him due to his guest appearance on the finale of Seinfeld as the carjacking victim, but he was a successful and popular stand-up comedian for more than half of his life. Not only did he get acclaim from such institutions as The American Comedy Awards, but he also got the rare distinction of opening for none other than the legendary Frank Sinatra. Few performers and even fewer comedians can lay claim to such a gig.

Pinette was also noted by his kindness and generosity. Comedians such as Rory Scovel who have opened for him say that he would share his bonus with them, a undoubtedly rare occurrence when performing comedy on the road.

He was working right up until the end, with an engagement at the Ontario, CA Improv scheduled for this week and a new one-man show that would have presented a more personal, introspective show than they had previously performed.

Another comedian, Matt Goldich, had this deft remark to sum up Pinette’s passing: “Amazing that John Pinette & Chris Farley were gifted physical comedians while I weigh 160 lbs and don’t even know what to do with my hands.”

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUlf1F05gTA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUlf1F05gTA</a>
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014, 04:33:08 PM »

my favorite routine of his was getting kicked out of the chinese buffett


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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 04:40:01 PM »

my favorite routine of his was getting kicked out of the chinese buffett


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That plus the "getting stuck in the water park tube slide" bit
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2014, 01:20:20 PM »

Dude was funny.  Sucks that he died. 
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