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” CDs and DVDs.
Pinette is no rookie to the stage. For the past 16 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 noteworthy accomplishments include being named Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards in 1999. 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 Gwyneth 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 Theater Box office.
Tickets are $39.75 plus applicable service charges. This is an all-ages show.