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Standup John Pinette Dies at 50

Standup comedian John Pinette tragically passed away this weekend at the age of 50, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Pinette was found dead Saturday afternoon in a Pittsburgh hotel room, where he had been staying for a family function. His death was due to natural causes, as he had been suffering from liver and heart disease. Pinette, whose weight was often the subject of his self-deprecating standup, had recently lost 200 pounds due to a weight loss regimen.

John Pinette began doing standup in the 1980s and was also known for his work as an impressionist and actor. He performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and released multiple [...]

Aziz Ansari, Kevin Hart, Bill Hader, Miss Piggy to Perform at Just For Laughs

From July 12th to the 29th, comedians of all sorts will descend upon Montreal for the 30th Just For Laughs festival. Performers include: Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Bob Saget, John Pinette, Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan, Patton Oswalt (who will also be the keynote speaker), Wayne Brady, Mario Cantone, and The Muppets. Chelsea Handler will be there accepting and, if her reputation serves her correctly, celebrating, her Comedy Person of the Year award. Also, Key & Peele will be receiving the Breakout Comedy Star award and Hannibal "The Accolade Machine" Buress will be named the Rising Comedy Star. We should all go but we have to make sure [...]