John Pinette Information
Boston local John Pinette got his big break in the comedy world when asking to tour with not a comedian, but Frank Sinatra. Now a regular on the Tonight Show and the View, Pinette has starred in films alongside leading actors like Arnold Schwarzeneger, John Travolta and Gwenyth Paltrow. Pinetteâ€™s career took a different direction when in 2004 he joined the musical cast of Hairspray as Edna Turnblad and later followed the production all the way to Broadway for two years. This spring Pinette returned to his comedic roots when he began a US stand-up tour, which is expected to hit Bostonâ€™s Wilbur Theater October 16th.