• John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50

    Celebrated stand-up comedian John Pinette was found dead today in his room at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. He was 50. Pinette, who was famously overweight and who had suffered from liver and heart disease in recent years, died of natural causes, according to Allegheny County medical examiner’s office. The workhorse comedian was in the middle of touring, with no less than 18 live shows scheduled at the

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    Preview: New York Comedy Festival hosts Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Comics To Watch, more

    As if comedy isn’t always a huge part of New York City’s entertainment draw, this week it’s doubly huge—you see, the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival hits town this Wednesday and runs through Nov. 13, boasting the absolute biggest names in stand-up and expanding its reach beyond Manhattan to Brooklyn, Queens and yes, even Staten Island. The giant likes of Louis C.K. (who’s playing four shows, including his taping

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    John Pinette: Show Me The Buffet (10th anniversary edition)

    Some might say if you’ve been to one buffet you’ve been to them all. Don’t tell that to John Pinette whose first CD, Show Me The Buffet from Uproar! Entertainment is back. And this time around it’s got crisper sound quality and is completely uncensored. Favorite clips like Chinese Buffet and Free Willy keep audiences rolling and make you realize why this large comic with the sarcastic delivery does really

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