Sunday, April 6, 2014

John Pinette: March 23, 1964 - April 5, 2014

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One of my absolute favorite comedians died yesterday.

John Pinette was in some goofy-ass movies. They were usually pretty bad. But he was also one of the funniest people I've ever seen. Someone who could spin a story like no one's business. He was a large man, and while he indulged in self-deprecating jokes about his weight, they weren't jokes that indicated he was ashamed of his size. And that was beautiful.

He had a love of food. He liked to eat, and he liked to eat well. He often lambasted the concept of eating things that were good for you but tasted like shit.

He was one of the few comedians that I found almost unadulterated joy in watching.

The world is definitely a darker place now. Let this video bring you some light.