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John Pinette, stand-up comedian, dead at 50
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Posted on 04/07/2014 5:11:19 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

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."

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RIP. A very funny guy.

"You go now, you been here four hour!'

1 posted on 04/07/2014 5:11:19 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Natural causes at 50?


2 posted on 04/07/2014 5:12:12 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Red in Blue PA

I can still hear him say that yes he was indeed one of the funny ones


3 posted on 04/07/2014 5:13:12 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: EEGator

Huell Gibbons died of that too


4 posted on 04/07/2014 5:14:01 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"You! Big boy! You go now! You been here for hour, we got no more food!"

That bit set me laughing so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes and couldn't breathe.

5 posted on 04/07/2014 5:15:39 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wow, John Pinette, John Candy, Chris Farley. Funny guys but all that weight doesn’t promote longevity.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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LOL!

He was one of the few who really made me laugh out loud.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 5:18:08 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Mickey Rooney, Peaches Geldof and John Pinette; the trifecta.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 5:18:14 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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Wow, John Pinette, John Candy, Chris Farley. Funny guys but all that weight doesn’t promote longevity.

I'm amazed John Goodman is still alive.

9 posted on 04/07/2014 5:18:17 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Dan Blocker (Hoss) too. Bob


10 posted on 04/07/2014 5:21:18 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: Larry Lucido

“get out of the line” seen him several times laugh out loud RIP


11 posted on 04/07/2014 5:27:03 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: al baby

I guess anything is natural.


12 posted on 04/07/2014 5:34:28 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Red in Blue PA

The third one to go this month.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 5:36:25 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I find few comedians funny. This guy was funny.


14 posted on 04/07/2014 5:43:21 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

FWEEE WIRRY!!!!


15 posted on 04/07/2014 5:51:52 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: JPG

And he didn’t have to cuss every other word.. REAL talent..


16 posted on 04/07/2014 5:52:27 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: Larry Lucido

Fred Berry aka Rerun


17 posted on 04/07/2014 5:56:21 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 3rd Mississippi!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

One of my favorites. I will miss his humor very much


18 posted on 04/07/2014 5:57:33 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Mitch Hedberg was my all time favorite.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 6:07:06 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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Mitch Hedberg died of his own excesses.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 6:17:06 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Although past addiction problems “took a toll on his body,” Pinette was “clean and sober” at the end, his longtime manager Larry Schapiro said Monday.

Pinette, who once weighed 450 pounds, slimmed to 250 pounds in the past two years. His dramatic weight loss was the subject of a new comedy set he was developing that he titled “They Call Me Slim,” Schapiro said.


21 posted on 04/07/2014 6:32:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Larry Lucido

Fatty Arbuckle died at 46.


22 posted on 04/07/2014 7:23:19 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

Lived to 98.

23 posted on 04/07/2014 7:24:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red in Blue PA

At the waterpark...

“So I’m in flipflops and my speedo...(audience laughter)

Don’t visualize that!!! It’s burn your corneas and give you nightmares!”

Funny guy. RIP, John.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 7:53:24 PM PDT by Let_It_Be_So (Once you see the Truth, you cannot "unsee" it, no matter how hard you may try.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I loved John Pinette. He was so funny. “Did you try the bread?”


25 posted on 04/07/2014 7:58:10 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Funny guy. Natural causes—at 50?


26 posted on 04/07/2014 10:02:11 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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