Comedian JOHN PINETTE Comes To Columbus, 2/23

The "big man" of stand-up, John Pinette brings audiences to the brink of tears with his food-obsessed, smart, original, Bill Cosby-influenced observations on everyday life. Best know for his current comedy specials "I'm Starvin'" and "Show Me the Buffet," Pinette covers every hilarious angle on America's obsession with food and being fat.

CAPA presents John Pinette at the Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.) on Saturday, February 23, at 8pm. Ticketsare $40.75 and $50.75 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. An all ages show. Young people aged 13-25 may purchase $5 PNC Arts Alive All Access tickets while available. For more information, visit<

John Pinette is no rookie to the stage. For the past 16 years, he's 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. When describing his own stand-up, Pinette says, "I talk about my life; it is the funniest thing I can think of."