I only recently discovered John's comedy work, a few months ago, and found myself listening to his act every time he came on satellite radio not getting out of my truck until it was over. I was very sad to learn he had passed before I had even found his works. I will miss him, even though I never knew him.
Sitting here watching one of John's sets from the Just For Laughs shows. That got me to thinking about his family, his sisters specifically. It's OK to put his things away now. He'll always know where the important ones are.
Missing you John. Hoping there are truely no turnips in Heaven. Hoping there are no 11 Ib turkeys there either. You were extraordinary and still make millions laugh daily. Knowing you have probably received your personal chestnut roasting pan by now. Likely, a giant picture of a pear too. Rest in peace John. Enjoy the Heavenly buffet.
Never knew him personally but loved his comedy. I'm sorry to hear his light was extinguished. He is missed.
Hi John, I thought of you yesterday and smiled as I was shopping at Bed Bath and Beyond. You weren't kidding about the coupons lol They are very serious about trying to get people signed up for their mailing list in order to receive store discounts and the famous coupons. You are so missed.
Your humor helped me get through a very difficult time in my life. I listened to your performances again and again, and I still do. I'd like to extend my condolences to your family. I'm so, so sorry for your loss.
you were such a part of our lives even though we never met. i hope you knew how loved and admired you were. thank you for sharing you gift with all of us. best to your family.
AYou left us much too soon John. You were a very funny and entertaining man, and while I have watched or listened to thousands of comedians doing stand-up, you were one of just a few that I would drive hours to see in person or stay up to 3 am, if you were on TV at that time. Thanks for the joy.
I only met John one time... it was one month after one of my best friends had died. My friend Chuck loved his comedy...I wanted to see him in person, and after the show we posed for picture and got autograph! We clicked immediately called him friend and communicated via FACEBOOK. I will always remember you and JOHN I made you laugh too!! Skip S. Branchburg New Jersey
As a young man still learning his way in the world, there are not many people I talked about being like when I grew up. I was 12 when I saw John's comedy special, "I'm Starvin'". I was memorized. Then as I got older, I looked for any bits of his comedy I could find. He was somebody people automatically liked. It was a goal of mine to someday see him live, either on stage telling jokes or on stage in theater. But unfortunately he passed before I could. I hope that all members of the Pinette family as well as his friends know how much he spread laughter and joy to fans of all ages. He will be severely missed.
I casually knew John in college, at what was then known as the University of Lowell. He spoke of trying his hand at stand-up, but in those days I guess that I didn't believe that anyone that I knew could ever be famous. John proved me wrong there! The John I knew was a nice guy and seemed like a gentle soul. I can't believe he's gone. My sincere condolences to all of John's family, friends and fans.
Such a talented man, you are missed. My condolences to your family, blessings and peace.
I remember hearing the news of your passing and was so saddened. I had seen you on stage when you came to Ottawa but I had never met you. You still enriched my life by bringing so much laughter and big smiles. Just finished watching one of your shows. You are truly missed. Thank you for sharing your stories with us.
John you were one of the best and enjoyed watching your show over and over again. God bless you and rest in peace. David tableau foxboro ma
Loved his comedy. Loyal fan for life!
It must have been November or December of 2013 when I first discovered John Pinette. Immediately I 1) fell in love, and 2) looked for any tour that was coming within 100 miles of here so I could see him in person. I couldn't believe that just months later he was gone. I can't even wrap my mind around that. Since then I've watched every one of his stand up acts (doing it again right now). I don't know how anyone can feel a connection to a person they've never met, but I'm willing to bet I'm not the only one who felt this way about John. I'm so sorry for his family, and for everyone now deprived of such an amazingly funny man, with an equally beautiful soul.
I met John in college. John was beautiful inside and out - a truly great person. I hope Saint Peter won't make John wait at the pearly gates! xxoo
tried to watch one of your videos the other night with my wife. we had to turn it off because we were so incredibly depressed still... hoped to just be able to shake your hand at a live performance one day, but nay nay, that wont happen... still quote your lines, but there is always a light tinge of sadness when we do. you are deeply sadly missed
edgar sikes and family
It's June 25th and I'm just reading through John's guest book. For me there aren't many people at all who have passed and who I don't know where I would be captivated as I find myself still. It's because you made an impression on me that will last my lifetime. Not too many people have the ability to do that. He did.
So very sorry to hear of John's passing. I have never laughed so hard as he made me laugh. May God bless each of you as you remember what he meant to your family and what a difference he made in other's life. He gave me one of the greatest gifts I could have asked for...He made me happy.
I still can't believe or get over it. I hope there are no lines in heaven. R.I.P. You made me laugh like no one else.
I was just telling a friend of mine at work I want to have him to my home to watch a video by my favorite comedian, John Pinette. I continued to say, " You know how we are always talking about taking a road trip? Well let's find out where is has a show near her and go see him." So I just went to look up his schedule when I see this announcement." I want to give the family the money for the video because I only had a check at the show and John signed the cover and gave me the video saying "Enjoy it!" Some of my favorite family memories of watching this video with my grown children were formed - we laughed together at a stressful time and he brought us closer. I also want to buy every video he has made. Any help on how to do this, please post here and I will check back. -Leslie, Age 53, near Raleigh North CArolina June 12, 2014
My sincere condolences to the friends, loved ones, and acquaintances of John Pinette. I recall originally seeing John Pinette perform on COMEDY CENTRAL, I truly believe he was extremely multi-talented; and an individual who will be greatly missed by many, myself included. I hope that he went without suffering, may he rest in peace. I first learned of your untimely passing today via on-line sources, I hope that your colleagues have done or plan to do a performance in tribute to you and to honor your memory.
I LOVed watching as an 76 yrs old lady brought me joy. GOD BLESS you. You brought ALOT of jy. May you rest in peace.
u were my favorite person to see.
Sincere condolences to the Pinette family for your loss. While seeing John on stage, it became immediately apparent what a kind & charismatic soul he was. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Thank you John for at least 20 years of laughter! Your humor brought me through many difficult days and I was happy my children, now adults, enjoy you as well! May God Bless You always and Rest In Peace. My deepest sympathy to the Pinette Family. Madeline Ervin
Jerry Dymond I never got to meet you Jonh Pinette. But you have really inspired me into becoming a comic. you left us all to soon. We are all going to miss you!! Thank you for the laughs that you have giving us,And may you make all the Angles up in Heaven laugh as you have made us here all through the years. Rest In Peace John Pinette. :)
I have often laughed out loud when alone listening to John. Rare is a comic who can do so. Who can forget the buffet line, skating / skiing adventures, gym / nutrition pursuits and of course, "Fwhe Wiwilly". You will be missed for your brilliance. I am deeply saddened that you left us too soon. PDW
When I heard the news, I said "Nay Nay". But sadly it was so. You will be truly missed.
Hey Johnny-Angel - I had just bought tickets to your show in Chicago that was coming up in June. Cant tell you how sad I am that I cant see you one last time. Several years ago I saw you at Zanies, it was a very rainy night and we were standing out in the rain waiting for the 11 o'clock show. You came out and thanked us for coming, took pictures with us and had the management bring out umbrellas for all of us standing in the rain !! You were and always will be a class act - one of the BEST - gone too soon XO
You were and will remain my favorite comedian. Your presentation and cherub-like expressions captured my heart and never failed to make me laugh. I love you and miss you. God bless you.
Crack them up in heaven John! I wish you knew how you will be missed and how many people loved you.
We will continue to keep your memory alive through your warmth, humor and laughter you brought into our home. We will often and fondly remember your loving and heartfelt smile. God Bless and keep you in the palm of his hand. "Here I am Lord, it is I Lord. I have heard you calling in the night. I will come Lord if you need me, I will hold your people in my heart."
I enjoyed watching John tremendously. His delivery was always "spot on" and he had a great knack for putting smiles on peoples faces and making them forget about their problems. I can only imagine how fun it would be to hang around with him and I feel very sorry for all his family and friends for their great loss. We will all miss him very much.
John you were the one comedian I could watch with my whole family! We will miss you.
He was a true joy to watch on stage and made me laugh so hard I often cried, it was easy to visualize his humor and he could take you instantly away from any nonsense to his funny world.
I am so sorry for his family that he cared for very much and their loss and so sad for those that will never see him perform in person.
John was the best comedian in the world. R.I.P. John, you will be sadly missed.
Found John accidentally on line last year. My daughter and I got such enjoyment when we frequented his site. Just recently at a CR meeting I mentioned a 'great' comedian. I went on to quote, " You go now. You hea three owas! Y you eat spare ribs? U eat brockolee. U skare my wife." Gary chimed in. He knew John too. So young, so talented. I hope he knew Jesus as his personal savior. I'd like to meet him in heaven. To John's family, I know he will be missed. I live in Lancaster. Wonder if I passed him in a horse and bugy! In His Love, Eliza
To John's family, John was incredibly special and gifted. In an era when comedy is mostly mean-spirited and snarky at best. John was a breath of fresh air, giving the world beautiful moments of joy. God bless you. John will most assuredly be missed..
A true genius and a tragic loss. A once in a generation talent! You are missed.
I never saw one of John's shows, or knew what he looked like, but I have satelite radio and drive alot. Everytime he was on one of the comedy stations, I would listen to him and he would make me laugh. What a sense of humor and because of his passing, I actually got tickets to see another great comedian (Bob Newhart, 84 years old and still funny) less than two weeks after John passed. John's family should be very proud because he brought laughter and smiles to many people.
I AM SO GLAD TO HAVE MET YOU AND SEE ONE OF YOUR SHOWS. YOU GAVE EVERYONE THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER. MAY GOD'S PEACE BE WITH YOU. THANKS FOR THE LAUGHTER. MAY YOUR MEMORY BE ETERNAL.
You always made me smile,you are my sun on a bad day.if god never laughed he will now,and maybe your driving him crazy and he'll send you back your friends from Canada love you and miss you deeply
I am told God has a sense of humor. If so...He's gonna love John up there. One of the few comedians who didn't need fowl language or off color humor to be a success. He was genuine, heartfelt, honest, talented and sincere. I have listened to his shows on youtube over and over again and still laugh. Although I never met him, I will miss him and his comedy.
I hope there is a buffet in heaven and NO ONE is in the line! You brought light and laughter into so many lives. You will be missed
D and S Ash, British Columbia, Canada
John, we all miss you. May the good Lord shine his love upon you. Thank you for the laughs and the memories.
John, you made me and many others I know laugh till we peed our pants. Your gift of humor was fantastic. We shall miss you and are all sad you were taken from us far too soon. God bless you John and I hope God has the most enormous Chinese buffet waiting for you. "You go now and no come back"
John I hope you are laughing and happy. What a joy you have been. May you truly rest in peace. A light went out when you passed. Bless your soul. Blessings to your loves,
I am so sorry for your loss. You could tell he loved his family and his family loved him. He is the greatest comedian ever. What a light of sunshine, if ever I was down I would listen to him and he could turn my life around. It doesn't get much better when you can do that for someone. What a joy. He will be missed. Blessings
I am in my own battle with weight and John was my therapy as I did battle. He is gone way too Soon. Thank you John for the the great laughter. God bless His close Friends and Family during this difficult time.
Our condolences to Mr. Pinette's family! He changed my 10 year old daughter's life by talking and joking about celiac and food related restrictions. Watching John, she felt like she had been understood, that she was not alone and that it was maybe not as big a deal as it had once seemed. She became a more outgoing child, in part due to John's influence. He will be missed!
Tons of Fun, you will be greatly missed.
My heartfelt condolences goes out to John's family and fans. I last saw John with Bill Engvall at the Rialto Square theater and John was hilarious. An hour of great jokes by the buffet buster himself. You will be missed.
As good as John was as a comedian he was a better human being. He was the only headliner to give me a tip and also great great advice throughout the week. John spent his life bringing the sunshine.
We will miss you very much but know you we will see you later. Thank you John. Always. The Williams Family.
A true comedian has been lost. Watching john I would laugh so hard I would be in tears. Rest in peace.
The world has lost a great comedian way too soon. To the Pinette family I'm sure you knew what a treasure John was. Thank you John for all the laughs. We saw you in November at Hotel DuPont and what a great show. Thank you for a great memory. I live pretty close to you and was hoping to see you out shopping. Nay nay.
Denise, Swarthmore, Pa
It was with great sadness I learned of his death. My thoughts and prayers are with his family whom he always referenced in his comic skits. May memories of who he was remain with you and carry you through this time of mourning and into the future.
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
Thanks for making this world more enjoyable to live in and keeping us all laughing!
My condolences to Mr. Pinette's family. He was such a professional and a creative and wise soul in how he could reach out to an audience and give the gift of laughter in such a unique delivery and synergism.
You must be a remarkable family to have nurtured such a special man.
Eternal light for you my friend
I loved this guy a true funnyman and a great friend will be missed I think of him daily. r.i.p
I was able to go to John's viewing. Brought my grand-nephews, who also loved John. Unfortunately, John was cremated, so we didn't get to see him one last time, but we got to speak to his family. Nice people, just like John was. I was able to meet John a few times after performances and I was impressed by his demeanor - no celebrity stuff. We'll miss his comedy so much and his all-around (no pun here) good guy persona. He's making them laugh in heaven.
You blessed my Family's lives with extraordinary humor and jaw pain beyond belief from hours of laughs. I can't wait for a "Best of Pinette" video to hit the shelves. Johns material will entertain future generations for years to come. Johns verbal visualizations of Family at the Thanksgivings table..........the sight of John at the top of a ski slope in that white outfit....... the deadly fart in the car incident.....buying a toaster. Loved those routines. Thanks for all you gave your Fans. God bless your soul.
Ive never been personally affected by a celebrity's passing until John, everyone in my house loved him and my kids knew almost every line from I'm starving. I still sit here and feel a loss like he was a member of my own family. I am so terribly sorry for you his family who knew him all his life, but also to all of his extended family around the world. John you are so sorely missed, yet you will live forever in so many hearts and minds, every laugh you cause like a praise to you, thankyou for the wonderful show John!
John, my son has autism and your comedy gave him light in his eyes. Thank you for helping my son smile. We never made it to your show, one regret we have. May you rest in peace. Your smile will be missed. God bless you and your family.
I Can't believe it,, I haven't stop watching your stand up. So enjoy it,Such a shame!! John may you RIP.
Just floored at the news...how many laughs I have had over the years, countless. All my best to John's family...Heaven is laughing loud now...see you one day my friend.
I'll be over to your mansion in Heaven one day so the show and your warmth will never end. God bless John's family in comfort.
May God bless you and keep you and shine upon your loved ones in this time of loss and mourning.
Rest in peace John. You were the Best!!!!
The world has lost a wonderful comedian and a wonderful man. May God Bless you and keep you. My condolences go out to his family and his millions of fans who adore him!!
To John's family - My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult and unexpected loss. I never felt like when a celebrity passed that it touched me personally, but I felt like John was a friend and I have been touched personally. However, he has made me laugh so many times and I have passed that on to others that did not know of John. He is making all the angels in heaven laugh. He was be missed, but never forgotten.
I had tickets to see John, my favourite comedian for Apr. 23 rd. So I was terribly sad to hear of his death. I have been replaying some of his shows on YouTube. Nay, nay, get out of the line camping, the buffet on the cruise ship, McDonalds, he always mad me laugh out loud and cheered me up.
My prayers & deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Pinette. What a bright spirit he was with a genuine talent he made unique. I've been a huge fan ever since the 1st time I saw him perform. He was honest and true to his craft and his fans. There are a handful of comedians that made me laugh like him. Yet there was still something about his humor that just made you laugh without reservation and with a lot of joy. I am glad I can still watch his specials. I tend to watch on those days I need to laugh. I've looked so forward to seeing him more.
This is such a tremendous loss. I pray your hearts will soon find peace. He was a treasure to many.
Such a great talent gone to soon. Love and prayers to his family.
GOD KEEP YOU IN HIS ARMS AND KEEP YOU SAFE AND WARM IN HEAVEN. ..AMEN
My heartfelt condolences to the Pinette family on the loss of your son and brother. I had the privilege and pleasure of seeing John perform on 3 occasions and he always brought joy and laughter wherever he was. I will miss him.
Very sad to hear about John's passing. I listened to him all the time at work and he really brightened my days! Was looking forward to seeing him in person. God bless his family during this difficult time, may he watch over all of us. Karin Jobe
Sending love to the family of Mr John Pinette, from Moncton New Brunswick. Had the pleasure to see his show in Moncton in February 2012, and I really respect and admire him. Thanks for all the laughs.
I just know that he and John Candy will have them rolling in the aisles and bringing love, warmth and kindness to everyone. He will be so missed.
The Young Family - Calgary AB Canada
so sad at this time...he was so loved by all his fans....we always looked forward to seeing him...he will keep everyone laughing in heaven
To the pinette family we are very sadden by the lost of John he was very funny and kept audiences laughing all over the world. I was very greatful to have the opportunity to see John several time and wanted to see him again. I have all his DVDs and keep watching them over and over. John will truly be missed. John where ever you are I hope there is a buffet there for you.
So sad to learn of his death. I had the pleasure to see him perform in Kansas City. He had so much more laughs to bring to us. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace.
To the family of John Pinette,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your loss. The world has lost a fine and very talented man.
Fans from San Pedro, CA
My thoughts and prayers are with John's family. John was a great comedian and person. I loved watching him perform. He had such a wonderful gift and helped so many people.
I will always remember him.
To the Pinette family. Please accept our sincerest sympathies. John brought countless hours of laughter into our home. While we have lost someone far too soon, heaven has acquired a new angel. So sorry we were not able to see him in person but we will continue to enjoy his DVD's. Thank you for sharing John with us! Hw will be sorely missed!
Bruce, Liz, Greg and Geoffrey Ont. Canada
Please accept our deepest condolences. John was one of our favourite comedians. We owned two of his DVD's and spent countless hours watching them and laughing for hours! He will be sorely missed by our entire family! A treasured soul gone far too soon! He will be missed in Ontario, Canada!
I am so sorry for your loss. John brought such joy to so many.
My thoughts and prayers are with John's family. He was my all time favorite comedian. He brought my spirits up when I was down. He will be sorely missed by many. RIP John and thanks for the laughs.
To All of John's Family -
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I hope that you are comforted in knowing that John brought so much happiness to so very many in his too short of time on earth. I just had the pleasure of meeting him on March 22nd and his gentle spirit and kind heart is what I will remember most
John brought joy to so many and will now be the headliner in heaven.
Heart felt condolences to Mr. Pinette's family. He will always be one of my favorite comedians, and it broke my heart to hear of this. Love from California...
Strength for today, and a bright hope for tomorrow this is all we pray for the Pinette Family, during your most trying times.
John will be missed by all he touched through his humour, he was one in a million.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.. His spirit will live on in all the work he has done.. our loss is Heaven's gain!
The Gille Family
To all John's family and friends, i wish to extend my deepest sympathy at this very sad time. Never met John but he seemed to be a genuine,kind human being and obviously a very talented man.
Kind regards, Graham Mcdermott,(manchester,england.)
May God bless your family. I remember the first time I heard his comedy, my husband and I were bringing our sons home from college for summer break. We sat there and laughed till me cried about "Free Willy". Everytime I hear it I still laugh like a fool. Bless you.
On behalf of my entire family I want to convey our deepest condolences to the Pinette family. We were so sorry to hear of your families loss. Johns passing was a loss to us all. John Pinette was a great entertainer. He made my family laugh and laugh at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA. We enjoyed his DVD performances and we were very much looking forward to seeing him again and hearing the new material he was working on. John Pinette will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now as your family mourns his loss.
May he rest in peace & may your family find comfort in the legacy of love, laughter and kindness he left behind.
To: John Pinette's Family & Friends,
I'm very sorry for your loss, John was “one in a million”.
I loved his humor and very much appreciated the fact he was intelligent and not a potty mouth in his stand up.
No one did stand up like John, his legacy is a beautiful, talented man that was taken far too early in his life.
He will be missed greatly. You are in my prayers, God bless….
RIP John :)
To: John Pinette's Family & Friends,
I'm very sorry for your loss, John was “one in a million”.
I loved his humor and very much appreciated the fact he was intelligent and not a potty mouth in his stand up.
No one did stand up like John, his legacy is a beautiful, talented man that was taken far too early in his life.
He will be missed greatly. You are in my prayers, God bless….
RIP John :)
John I knew you were VERY FUNNY!!! But the longer I have been working as a COMEDIAN the more I realize what an amazing talent you were. You made people around the world laugh,Everyone adored everything about you.From a guy who knows your friends and family and was able to have the Honor to work with you,And as a FAN of yours this is such a Terrible Loss to us all.RIP JOHN
Will miss you John. Holding onto happy memories of you and your family swimming @ Newfound Lake. Enjoyed your humor and was looking forward to seeing your show in Concord NH in June. Condolences to your family. Lauri Perry and family
my sympathy goes out to all who knew and loved john. may the God of all comfort (2cor.1:3) provide you with the needed strength to endure this most difficult time...
charlene bronx, ny
To John and his family, our prayers are with you, you will always be remembered, rest in peace.
John Pinette made people laugh. His cherub like demeanor will always be remembered. He was One of the Masters of Comedy. Love you J.P. My condolences to your brother and your sisters. I will miss your smile and your humour. YOU were a blessing to many people John. You will be MISSED!!
Rest in peace, good man...we will miss all the love and laughter you shared with the world!
He made me laugh when i was sad. and howl with laughter when i was happy.
I was shocked to hear of John Pinettes death....the family must be devastated.... as well as his friends and fans all over the world. It was a pleasure to be able to see him in Kansas City....so talented..he was one of those truly gracious individuals who make life so much more pleasant for everyone around him...Please accept my condolences on your loss...
My husband and I had the pleasure of seeing John live on stage several times. We had just seen him March 29, 2014. He was our favorite comedian. His act was always so clean and he kept up laughing for hours. We are soooo sad he has left us. But, I know we will see him again in Heaven.
God Bless you John.
John, you were one of the Kings of Comedy and a person with a big Heart. Rest in Peace my friend.
John, you will be remembered for your humor, but also for your kind, generous heart. My sympathies to your family.
i send my sympathy to the pinette family.....was a big fan of john . he had many comedy channel appearances here in Canada and my whole family loved him....may you remember him with love and the happiness he brought to many Canadians.....with sympathy rene Caldwell and family of London Ontario canada
He made me smile when nothing or nobody else could. Rest in Peace, John.
This is such a tragic loss, I went to see you live every time you came to south Florida. I identified with so much of your material that I felt like I found a new friend. I will miss you big guy. Huggs
Dearest John, "Goodnight, sweet prince. May hosts of angels sing you to sleep." W. Shakespeare
Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are sent to the Pinette family in this time of great loss and sorrow. May the presence of loving friends and the passage of time bring you solace and peace.
John, I am so saddened by you leaving us. I would imagine you found that BIG buffet in the sky. You made us laugh so many times and most of us can recite lines of your's. You passed to damn young and we need more. And Thank you for make it so damn funny for us Biggen's. Now I have to go find me a buffet. And to your family our prayers and love are with you at this time. God Bless you John. Freeeeee Weeeeeee........ Kim in Hemet, CA.
Loved his big boy pants...lol
John always made me laugh. He was one best comedians ever. My condolences to John's family and friends. I believe John is in Heaven making God laugh. His memory will live on thanks to his videos. Thanks for the laughs John. Rest in peace.
John had such a way about him, one of the best comedians I've seen. I was heartbroken by the sudden passing, especially seeing him in Boston in December, my prayers are with the Pinette Family.
John Pinette was one of the funniest comedians ever!!!!! He was so gifted and talented! His comedy helped me deal with so many difficult times in my life. I will always be grateful for that! I am still in shock that he is gone. I am sorry that I did not get a chance to meet him. I will always be grateful that I had several opportunities to see him perform. To his family and friends: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you during this difficult time. God Bless.
Seeing John on a cruise was one of my all time best memories of laughter. My whole family loved him and we talked about him often. Thanks for the laughter. You were the very best of the best. We'll always remember you. I can hear the angels laughing now.
So sorry for your loss. JOHN was my favorite comedian, and when I would have not so good days I would listen to some of John's material, and I would make me remember that laughter is the best medicine. I am going to miss John very much, but thank god I can go back and listen to what he left behind.
John brought much laughter and smiles to our family. I am so glad that my husband and I got to see John live in Chicago a couples years ago. We will miss him. Dear John - See ya at Big Buffet in the sky - remember...GRAB AND GO! Love to all! Deborah and Kevin Diehl
I discovered John 14 years ago when I was in 3rd grade. I was a husky kid and was teased A lot, but his stand up taught me how to laugh at myself and be funnier then the bullys. I used to preform his routines in class and always got big laughs from them. His comedy got me through some tough times and I'll never forget the influence he had on me.
Thank you John for all the laughs and helping me become the class clown.
Your comedy was so honest and refreshing...I had the privilege of seeing you twice and LOVED both shows...Thank you John for the laughter...I know they are laughing in Heaven. God bless you!!
John brought many smiles and many laughs to all of us. We had the pleasure of meeting him several times. A wonderful and beautiful person. He will be missed
Like thousands of others, John made me laugh when I was down. My sincere sympathies to his family. Rest assured we are all grieving with you. John was a wonderful human being and a great loss to us all.
In Memory Of John Pinette
There is no greater gift than making others laugh. John could make anyone laugh by simply being himself, and being himself, made our reality laughable. Thank you for that. You are now among the angels. I still laugh every time I think of John Pinette. Nah Nah is now a household name. We all laugh. God bless and thank you for your stories which makes me smile at the wonderful memories you gave me. I'll see you again, God willing.
My heartfelt condolences go out to John's dear family. He was a light in my life whenever I needed a laugh after a rough day. We had the pleasure to see him 3 times in person in AC, and met with him twice after the shows. He was a warm, gracious gentleman, and a cutie pie to boot. Everytime I told him "we love you" he'd look me in the eyes, and say "and I love you too!" He also gave the best hugs. Our world may be a little darker with his passing, but Heaven is lit up even brighter with his presence. Rest in peace, John. You are dearly loved.
John, You gave me so much joy. Although I am 14, I have enjoyed you since I first saw you on the telethon in 2008. Since then I have seen you 3 times. As a big kid I will continue to find comfort in your comedy. Never will I forget you. God bless you and your family.
John was a gift to all of us. We saw him as often as we could. My sons were lucky enough to meet him in person at Foxwoods last year. He was simply a joy to be shared as just himself. By finding humor in so many ways John brought each of us our own windows to see and laugh at our ownselves through. My sons looked up to him as a man capable of being simply funny without ever needing raunch and filth as a crutch. He was a true comedian that will never be replaced! I will forever be glad to remember and share my memories of excitment as I watched my family look forward to seeing John again. We will all miss you and will cherish your legacy in our home with your DVDs. We wish you a joyous passing to a reward well earned. Our prayers to you and your family. We will all miss you deeply.
I can still see Kathy pushing John in his carriage up Welsh Street! I have had the pleasure of seeing John performed many, many times with Donna(Frotten), and he was so talented. What a legacy.... to give joy & laughter to the world. I know what it is to lose a brother too soon & my heart goes out to the Pinette family.
My heart longs for John's family. We are so fortunate to have been able to experience John's great life. While I never got to see him perform live, I was supposed to see him in Atlanta just a few months ago, but he wasn't able to perform. I think John was one of the funniest people this world has ever known, and I loved that he did it clean! Like so many of the previous posters here, I so very much wish St. Peter told him to "get outta the line!" God Bless the Pinette family as they grieve the loss of a very special man.
I loved John's humor and when I am having a bad day, I would listen to his act and it would always bring a smile to my face. To the family, my sincere condolences and I pray you find comfort in your memories. God Bless
Such a lovely, lovely man. His passing has created a huge loss. He will be missed not only as a wonderful and talented comedian but as a genuinely amazing person.
John was one of a kind a man who could laugh at himself and in doing that made everyone laugh along with him he brought tears to my eyes time and time again and when I heard of his death it honestly was like losing a family member rip John.
I was heartbroken to hear of John's passing. I missed an opportunity to see him when he came to my city and I will regret it always. I am thankful for all the laughs he provided and I would like to thank John's family for sharing him with the world. My heart goes out to all of you.
You will be greatly missed, May your Family find you in there day to day life with things you have said or done that they will smile and think of all the good times that you shared with so many...
I loved John's humor. He made me cry with laughter many many times.
My heart goes out to the family.
I will miss his wonderful sense of humor. I always enjoyed watching him at The Just for Laughs Festival!! My condolences to his family!
God bless you! Our family will miss you! May you rest in peace!
We loved John's humor and "Cheribic demeanor" and he finally "got outta line " and went to heaven. Rest in Peace John and our prayers are with your family at this sad time.---Jay Hobson
You were a part of our family and we feel the loss as deeply as your very own. Our hearts are lost without you. You have to be filling heaven with laughter and joy. Thank you for your gift to us.
My mother pasted away a few years ago. One of my best memories was her laughter when our family went as a group to see John at Kowloon's. So sorry for your loss. Mark OBrien. MA.
My sincere condolences to John's family. He was so wonderfully kind to me and my family the times we met him after shows. He was an incredible talent and will be missed by his legends of fans around the world. God bless John Pinette! Howie Gordon - Long Island, NY
Such a great man and a great loss. See you at the buffet John! Thank you for all the laughs. Prayers to all who love you.
Love and light, John. ~ Joy
To the Pinette Family,
The world is a little darker since we have lost John's light. But with each night sky full of stars, remember that his light shines on in the heavens and will be the beacon to lead you home someday. Through God's graces, may you and all John's friends and fans receive comfort and healing. God bless you and may the perpetual light shine upon him.
You don't know me, but I'm one of his millions of fans. I have battled depression most of my adult life. He could always make me laugh. About 6 years ago my husband took me to Virginia for our anniversary, from Houston, Texas. I got to tell him that after the show. He said, "Why?!?" I lost a brother to cancer around the same age 8 years ago and miss him every day. Your family is in my prayers. Wish we could have known him better.thank you for sharing him with us. God be with you.
I am also from Malden, MA. While I never had the privilege to know John personally, my Dad did work with his uncle, Billy Pinette, for several years at Mystic Valley Gas Co. (later Boston Gas) in Malden. The joy and laughter he gave to the world will never be forgotten. My sympathies to his family and friends. May his Spirit rest peacefully forever.
the man up stairs got a good man .. he will be in the heart of everyone ...
who has seen him or heard him
Thank You John for the laughter that never failed to light up the darkness. Praying your family and friends find comfort and strength through this overwhelming loss. Godspeed John. You were a special gift to this world and you will always be remembered and missed.
A great loss to everyone!!
So sad to hear of your loss, I was in shock I love see him on stage, he must of brought great joy to your family. I was going to see him in Worcester MA in May very sad! God Bless you all.
We were introduced to this comic genius by our then 11 yr. old. She saw the "Italy" routine on Comedy Central. We became instant fans and never missed a Boston appearance. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family & friends. Thanks for sharing him with us. I only wish that last week, as he appeared before St. Peter, he'd been told "Get outta the line!".
Our deepest sympathy go out to the family of John Pinette. We were deeply saddened to hear of his sudden passing at such a young age and cannot begin to imagine the depth of your loss. His cherub-like demeanor, sense of humor, and his wonderful ability of make people laugh will never be forgotten. We saw him in Windsor, ON on April 5th,2013 and we will never forget Him. We share in your grief. Rest in Peace Mr. Pinette. You were an amazing man! You will be missed by MANY!!
You were by far the greatest comedian ever. Im so glad i had a chance to see you perform live in october. Im so saddened by your loss and i pray for strength and comfort for your family and loved ones. Rest in peace.
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of John Pinette. He was a brilliant comedian and I bought everything he made. I first saw him perform on my honeymoon cruise. My prayers are with his family that he loved and talked about in his act. God bless you John!
John you made me laugh more than words could express and i willl miss you much. i can just imagine the laughter in Heaven.
It was such a shock. Had seen him many time and had tickets to see him on May 10 in New Jersey.
He will surely be missed. May he rest in peace and may he be bringing laughter to everyone up above.
Laura M. - New Jersey
John brought so much laughter and joy to my mother, even in her last days. He was a true comedic GENIUS who did not have to be dirty to be funny. Johns comedy got me through so rough times as well, including my mothers passing. My heart goes out to the Pinette family, please stay strong. And always remember....we were always laughing with John....never at him.
All the Saints and Angels are having the Best Time EVER!! We will miss John terribly. He was a light to this dark world.
We will miss you John.Enjoy the big buffett in the sky.
Darin &Jackie Deitrich
Such a loss! I was so excited for your new tour dates. I love your comedy and hope others will follow in your footsteps. I miss you so much already and will enjoy your dvd's and CD's. May God wrap his arms around your family.
Will laugh with you in the Resurrection...
I listen to Johns CD's in my car on the way home from work. I have his DVD television specials. He was a gifted comedian. A kind gentle soul, who gave us all the biggest gift of all. Laughter... My heart goes out to the Pinette family. John is smiling down on us all!
My deepest condolences to John's family - I have fond memories of John from Malden Catholic, where he was a student of mine. He was funny and sensitive, and just a wonderful person. I would often drive him home after his extra hours rehearsing for his MC performances….always knew he would be great! So sorry to see him leave us at such a young age,
John's ability to make me laugh and keep my spirits up saved my life when I was going through some very dark times. Was actually preparing to see him in Englewood, NJ next month and was so excited for the chance to finally see John live after listening to his material for years now. It crushed me to learn he had passed. You could tell that he was a genuinely kind, caring individual with a heart of gold just by the way he presented himself on stage. My deepest condolences go out to the Pinette family and I am deeply sorry for your tragic loss. I probably wouldn't be here and have the great life I have now if it weren't for him.
John RIP . We had alot of good times in Boston and at the Irish American. The all u can eat Chinese buffet in Somerville will never be the same. My condolences to The Pinette family. John was a great guy along as a great comedian and friend.
I was blessed enough to see John in Phoenix a couple years ago. I would listen to John's Show me the Buffet on my wife's I pod to help me fall asleep when I was depressed thinking about my 3 children who passed away. He is and will always be my favorite comedian. He really was a blessing in my life. I am so sorry for yours and the worlds loss. Our deepest sympathies to your family. He is and will be always missed in my heart. Heaven is a lot funnier with John in it I guarantee it. Thanks for all the laughs big guy!
We will miss you John. The world loss a great comedian and man. You gave so many the gift of laughter. I know you made us laugh until we cried. Loved you! Our heartfelt condolences to your family.
My late husband and I went to many of John's shows. I am so sad about the loss of John. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. May he keep the angels laughing! Love - cathi northrop
We would tell all our friends and family about John....and still will. He lit up the room. Whenever my husband and I would watch a scary movie I would say, "put on John Pinette" so I could laugh so hard and not be scared any more. That face, his face, his winks and gestures. Never to be forgotten. My condolences to all his family and friends. His birthday should be John Pinette Day! God Bless.
this man's humor carried me thru tough days...... his memory will not be lost on anyone who knew him or watched him perform..... My wife and I got to see him in Atlantic city at the Borgota Music box one of the most intimate venue in the country.. Thanks John, for caring to make us all laugh......... xoxo
So sad to read about John's passing. He was a one-of-a-kind comedian in this day and age - never vicious, foul-mouthed or belligerent. His humor was about poking fun at himself. My husband and I have been long-time fans of John, and offer sincere condolences to his loved ones. Rest in peace, John. You brought laughter and light into the lives of so many....You will be missed.
I was shocked and saddened by the passing of John Pinette. He is my favorite comedian. No matter how many times I watch his specials or listen to his CD's I laugh just as hard as I did the first time I saw/heard them. My condolences to his family. We have all lost a good man who brightened this dreary world with his smile and his humor. Peace be with you John.
Very sorry for your loss We all loved his comedy in perticular Joan and especially francis. You and your family are in our prayers
Frank Mckeown and Family
I am shocked and saddened to hear of John's passing. I cannot believe he's gone. I am grateful that I got to see John at the Borgata and have a conversation with him about comedy. My entire family loves him and can recite his comedy almost word for word!
Sending love and light out to his family and friends. He will be missed.
RIP. as I celebrate your life.
Live well, Love much, Laugh often was truly your motto.
Thanks for sharing and caring. Much love to your memory. Sincere condolences to the Pinette family and to my 'Hairspray' family...
Joy Marcelle and family
I was deeply saddened to hear of John's death. He had such awesome talent to bring laughter into the life of everyone he met and entertained. May his family be comforted in knowing he was much loved for the joy he brought into our lives. We will miss him!
I met John many years ago at Universal Studios Park and he was very funny. His favorite was the Chinese Buffet.May He Rest In Peace and say Hello to John Candy.
A true gentleman. My husband bought me tickets for the Boston show in 2013 as a Christmas gift. What a blast. We loved the show and loved John. We are heartbroken. Rest in peace my friend.
I heard our God roar with laughter, as John walked through the pearly gates. John has gone home and is surrounded by love and endless applause. Thank you John, for all the happiness you brought us.
He always made me and my sister laugh so hard that we ached! We met John twice and were so impressed with how nice and engaging he was. We are so sadden by this. John was THE funniest man alive. God bless him.
I was deeply saddened by the death of John. Ive seen him several times and he was hilarious.One of the best comics Ive ever seen.RIP John.
I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He always made me laugh, I am sure he is making the angels laugh now. May be rest in peace
I was shocked to read about John passing away over the weekend. Days later, I am still saddened feeling his loss. About two years ago, I was introduced to his comedy by a friend via e-mail. I then went on line & You Tube as I wanted to enjoy hearing more of his humor & see his sweet cherubic face. The funny descriptive stories he told his audiences along with his facial expressions were so entertaining. My husband & I spent a few hours that night laughing. Many times since then and, as recent as last week hearing him on Sirius radio as we were driving, he continued to make us laugh out loud. From everything I've read since his passing, I know, besides being a wonderful comedian, he was a warm, generous & compassionate person.
I regret that I didn't get the chance to be in the audience at one of his shows to really feel his energy or experience laughing with others & with him.
Today, as a small tribute to John, I asked my husband to take me a Chinese buffet near our home. Five minutes sitting down after our first round at the buffet, the power went out. While we, along with others continued to make our way up to the buffet several times in the dark, I smiled imagining the humor John would have gotten from it.
As his family, please know that I am truly sorry for your incredible loss. While I know everyone in Heaven is enjoying his humor, I can't help feeling cheated that we didn't get to enjoy him longer.
We will miss you. You were truly one of a kind. You were a delight to this world. Rest in peace.
John you will be forever missed by me and my family. We saw you in Ontario, ca few yrs ago and you made us laugh so hard we have your dvds and will cherish them. You are in heaven now and will be missed . You were so sweet, kind and we love u. You took the time to talk to us after show that was awesome and we will never forget u.
You always made us laugh so hard...but right now, we are so sad. RIP John you are so loved by many.
you were a sweet and funny man. Your comedy was clean and oh my, you were so funny. We will miss you and your comedy terribly. Rest in peace John.
Thanks for a million laughs. May the Angels lead you into Paradise. And may your cherub-like demeanor bring joy to the heavenly Buffet.
Rest In Peace.
He made me and my family laugh so much! We were going to see him at the Ontario CA Improv this weekend. He will greatly be missed! RIP John!
miss john pinette miss you sarrry or loss
I sent along a story about John from when we were in college. I just want to add that both of my sons and my wife are big fans of John's humor. We were all sad to hear of John's passing. The Lynch Family offers its deepest sympathy to John's family.
John, you are my favorite comedian...I will carry the gift of laughter you gave with me...thank you for the laughter, and the pure joy your comedic gift brought into my life...you will be missed. My sympathy to The Pinette family and extended friends .
John was truly one-of-a-kind; a great man and comedic actor for the ages.
As John's cousin, I knew him from an early age and reveled in the impressions and impromptu skits he would perform sitting at my mother's kitchen table. I heard him when he was about twelve years of age doing voice impressions that were so authentic you would swear the person he was imitating was in the room with us! He performed a Mae West sing-song that would have brought Mae herself to tears.
John was a multi-talented, funny, kind, generous, humble and ebullient man. So fun to be around, yet so humble and attentive to his friends and family when we had the chance to visit with him in person. He had a tremendous memory and would recall minor details of your last meeting and conversations with him like it had occurred just the previous week.
Truly a fun-loving character that lived his life like it was a stage; just changing the acts and scenery. John was always so kind and personable to my wife and I, and our three sons. He will be dearly missed by all of us…even the sore ribs and stomach muscles we would have from all the laughing we had done after seeing him perform. I am certain John is now holding court with thrilled audiences, including Gramma, Grampa, Dad and many others that have passed before; who were waiting for him with open arms to arrive.
He will always be in our hearts and minds. How could he not??? Whenever anyone hears the words “NAY-NAY” or “You Go Now”, we will see his smiling face in our mind's eye and hear his cherub-like laugh from within.
I know his entire immediate and extended family will find solace in recognizing all of the joy and laughter John brought to us all during his mortal time spent with us here.
Rest in Peace John.
David, Karen, Marc, Sean and Ryan Pinette
Thank you for sharing your talent. I laughed so much that I cried and I enjoyed your signing so much. I am so sad.
Please accept our sincere sympathy for your sudden loss. We are fans of John's comedy; he made us laugh like no one else. After hearing some of his bits, my wife said that he and I must have been twins separated at birth! His recorded work leaves a legacy of laughter that will live forever. We will miss our kind, sweet and very funny friend. Rest in peace, John.
My jaw hit my desk when I read his passing on MSN. I paid tribute to him by playing his DVD and laughing all over again. I only recently found him and I'm so sorry he's gone way too soon!!!! I will miss him although I never met him.
We are so saddened by the news. We just
watched a funny video"short ride to Italy" the day before John's death. He
brought much laughter to all and will be
missed. We loss Mickey Rooney and John. Our condolences to the family.
I am so saddened by the news and so shocked that you are no longer with us. No one has ever made me laugh as much as you (from beginning to end) What brilliance and what generosity. My condolences to the family whom I'm sure are devestated. I will miss your presence and your humor.RIP
I'm sooooo sad. First time I heard stand up .. I laughed so hard I cried!!! Thank you sweet man .... I hope the heavens r filled with laughter. Bless your family at this time
Rest in Peace you sweet funny man. A huge fan.
JOHN; I HAVE LISTENED TO U FOR MANY YEARS AND ENJOYED YOUR JOKES. YOU WILL BE MISSED. BE THE COMEDIAN UPSTAIRS. PEACE WITH U FOREVER. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY. SIGNED A FAN
To Robert, Dorthy and Kathleen, I know you must be wildly sad. This was a shock to your family. I pray for you and hope the memories he left with you soon bear this grief from your heart. John was truly loved and admired.
You have been my favorite comedian for years! My daughter and I imitate you all the time. You will be dearly missed by all. RIP big guy!
I pray that God brings his family peace in this terribly tough time. John, you were loved by so many, some who knew the real you, and some who knew the comedian you. Those who love you, genuinely love and will miss you!. Enjoy heaven! Only laughter and love! Peace??
MAY JAH BLESS THE PINETTE FAMILY ,NOW AND IN THE FUTURE...........
Sincere condolences to the Pinette family. John was such a gift and was able to make all of us realize that we don't need to take life so seriously. My family will miss him dearly. Thanks John
John and I have been friends for 32 years since our days as freshman at Univ. of Lowell.
He was kind and selfless and a fantastic example of how to treat others. My family and I will never forget the fun and laughs we had through the years. I will miss his friendship deeply.
It's truly sad to see such an active person, full of energy, and the potential to make anyone laugh, loosing his life at such a young age. He was a great actor and a stand-up comedian. "For God loved the world so much that He gave his Only-begotten son"...May the God of Mercy and Lonving-Kindness grant the family of Mr. Pinette, the strength and inner peace to deal with this unexpected and painful moment. Please accept my most sincere sympathy for your loss.
John has always been my favorite comedian. What a heartbreaker, when I heard the news of his passing. It was a dream of mine to see him in person, what a sweetheart. My sympathies go out to his family at this sad time. It must be " party time" in Heaven. He was such a joy to watch on TV and DVD. He had a heart of gold. What a loss for all of us. RIP John, you are truly missed.
John you were one of the best RIP
JOHN, WE WERE READY TO SEE YOU AT WESTBURY MUSIC FAIR AND HEARD YOU WERE NOT WELL AND HAVE TICKETS TO SEE YOU IN JUNE, BUT GOD KNEW BETTER AND TOOK YOU HOME...WE WANT TO HEAR THE ANGELS LAUGHING....WE WILL MISS YOU.
DOROTHY M RAVENER & ANTIONETTE lEONARDI
You were so loved John Pinette by all your Canadian friends....you will be missed by your fans and so dearly by your family and friends...Thank you for all the great laughs for now.....until we meet again.
Condolences to his family. We know he loved you. Saw him at the Orleans in Las Vegas and he talked very highly about his family. Enjoyed his comedy enormously. His wide range of topics, including his love of history to everyday life experiences keep us laughing. You say Nay Nay and I say Goodbye.
thanks for the laughs ,john.rip
Our sincerest sympathy to John's family, especially the Nardella family. John brought many a smile to our faces. Always enjoyed seeing him at the shopping market. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
John, you were great. You will be missed very much. Thanks for the laughs and for making us laugh. Bye RIP
John was my good friend through high school and college. I was fortunate to know him and I will never forget him. His legacy lives on in my family, as my sons both love his comedy.
Pinette Family (especially Dotty), I know I speak on behalf of those of us that worked with John on Hairspray that his talent and heart were as big as the state of Texas. Touring with John gave me some of the best experiences on the road, and his friendship endured well beyond that show. I'll miss him terribly. Let his laughter give you light during these dark hours.
John I never had the opportunity to meet you however you are the reason I started doing comedy. You inspired me and will continue to do so. Thank you John I am sure we will meet one day on the other side
To all of John's family, my deepest and most sincere condolences on his passing. Your brother, uncle, great uncle brought so much joy and laughter to his many legions of fans. I was fortunate enough to see John in person on many occasions and his wit and humor was always fresh and a wonderful respite from life's day to day trials and tribulations. I personally will miss him greatly and wish for all of you peace and ease as you grieve his passing. John was a great man who spread joy and happiness to the many. May God bless and keep him close in heaven and may God bless all of you.
John thank you for the years of happieness you brought all of us. May your family know how much are parayers are with them at this time.
John you will forever live in are thoughts and prayers your generosity and the fact that you never looked down on people and never forgot where you came from and one more thing I hope the stage they set up for you in heaven has everything in that buffet line
Dear Pinette family. Please accept our sincere condolences on such a profound loss. John was a gift we treasured! He was the funniest guy around and didn't have to swear to get you to laugh. It was like we knew him our entire lives. He was so sweet and kind and just enjoyed his friends, family and his fans. We will miss that cherub like demeanor. I know he is making those above laugh too.We will never forget him.
Hopefully there is gluten free products in Heaven. Part of the Mount Rushmore of Comedians and from what it sounds like the Mount Rushmore of Kindness.
As everyone has written very beautiful accolades about you I too will speak for me and my deceased husband . U gave us tickets to see u and then I was addicted to watching u on Pandora
Feel like I lost a friend. Had the opportunity to see and meet John a few times. Besides being hilarious, you could feel his kind nature. Rest in peace.
John Pinette and Comedy go together! You were a great comic. Sad to lose you - much too soon. Loved your live show. You will be missed. I will always be a fan! Rest in peace.
We truly enjoyed your sense of humor and you will be missed terribly. We were so shocked to hear of your passing. May you rest in peace and enjoy Heaven! Our sincerest condolences to your family and friends. Your fans, Sherry and Rich Crowe
Losing John makes a big whole in the lives of so many who he made happy. I met him after a show on Long Island, and he was truly a down to earth guy. My prays go out to his family.
John pinette is the Greatest next to Jerry Seinfeld.
Very sorry to hear of Johns passing. The buffet lines will never be the same. What a great entertainer!
John was a special man that made the world a better place by making people laugh and he will be missed dearly. My condolences to his family.
We are so sad to lose you, John. You were amazing and brightened up the lives of us & many! You were the BEST & we loved you. Elaine & Jack Brunner, Paramus, NJ We'll miss you very much !
Much Love from Arizona. Always in our hearts. Godspeed John. Mr.and Mrs Jerro Smith.
I'm sure the buffet in heaven is perfect; no lines! I will always enjoy his work and will never forget him. He will be MISSED!
Condolences to johns family. His gift of laughter will always be remembered.
We didnt know John personally but loved his specials and the fact that our youngest kids (age 8) could watch his act and giggle right along. We quote his stand-up daily at the dinner table. We didnt know him, but it feels like we lost a family member anyway. God bless his family, I'm sure his great smile will be missed.
Teresa Sheely, Jesse Kuhn and kids
You were one of my favorites. We are going to miss you. May you RIP....
A true master. Saw John countless times. Consider him my favorite comedian of all time. Play his DVD's and CD's all the time. Thanks for all the laughs in life, especially when they were needed most. God bless you John.
Dear Kathy and family Andy and I are very sorry for your loss It has been many years since Wentworth Street but I remember your brother well he was only a young child then
with sympathy to you and yours Mr. and Mrs Morrison (Andy & Pat)
GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY & FRIENDS.
You live on in our hearts and minds and will be greatly remembered and missed, John.
Rest in peace john. It was a pleasure to know you.
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for you and your family during this challenging time and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again. (John 17:3)
He's probably standing in that buffet line in heaven.
thanks for the laughs. I was shocked to hear of his passing ! R.I.P.
A Fan !
May this candle light your way to whatever afterlife you are going to. You were bright here, I hope you're bright in the stars.
What a awful, unexpected loss. I so much enjoyed John's "cherub-like demeanor," and so empathized with his frustration with lines and "browsy people." He always made me laugh til I cried. He will truly be missed - His wonderful stories and poignant observations will carry his legacy through our memories. My condolences to his family.
So so sad, my heart hurts. John was a brillant master of his craft lifting spirits and bringing joy and laughter to many. Gone too soon but will not be forgotten. Blessings to John's family and friends.
To John's Family
I was blessed to be a friend of John's in the rooms. His kindness and words of wisdom and comic relief brought me out of my depression. He was a healer from the joy he gave through his words of laughter(the best remedy). I will miss him tremendously he will always be in my heart and on Pandora. Till we meet again Rest in Peace.
Love ya Bob B (carpenter)
John's humor and beautiful smile brought so much joy to so many people. As an Italian American I could relate to many of his stories. Our world was blessed to have been touched by John. My thoughts and prayers go out to John"s family and friends. God will carry all of you through this difficult time.
Rest in peace. Wonderful memories
Thank you for sharing your incredible gift with the rest of the world John. My condolences to the Pinette family and friends. Rest in peace John. God Bless.
Prayers are with you and your family. I have been a fan for years and recently saw John this past December at the keswick theater in glenside, pa. Thank you for making me laugh from the heart. Rest in peace. LB. Drexel Hill, Pa
We first me John at the Tempe Improv in 2006. He came to my cigar shop and we smoked some great cigars, he clowned with my customers and then we had lunch. Thus started our friendship for the next 8 years. Each time he came to Phoenix, we would get together and then see his show. He always had a smile on his face and in turn would light the room up. We will forever miss you John and you will always be in our hearts.
May God comfort you and your family in this time of sorrow.
“Happy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4).
I saw him many years ago and he was easily the funniest comedian I ever saw. He actually mingle later with the crowd and was a naturally nice man! My prayers go out to his family. His light will still shine bright in his DVD's!
I discovered John Pinette on Comedy Central many years ago and became an instant fan. I told EVERYONE about him; even e-mailing my brother in Italy. It became a domino effect...we just kept telling others about this brilliant comedian who made you laugh from the heart...dal cuore. On Saturday, November 30, 2013, my son and I drove from Baltimore to see him at the Keswick Theater in Pennsylvania. It was an early Christmas gift and one that I shall always cherish. I had a large group and we were all planning to see his next show in Maryland together; I was going to make him pizzelle. Combining ALL of the happiness he brought to ALL of us could not begin to express the immensity of the deep sadness I felt upon hearing of his passing. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and fans. Grazie di cuore for all of the laughter and smiles from just hearing your name. May you rest in peace. Con profonde condoglianze alla famiglia da Rosalinda Mannetta e Famiglia
We are deeply saddened to hear of Johns shocking death. We loved his comedy specials and watched them over and over...and we still will. Our deepest sympathy to his family and other loved ones. Our hearts are broken for you.
My wife and two sons saw John Pinette perform at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax 3 years ago. He was hilarious, and what we have always admired about him was that he was very much a CLEAN comedian. There are very few remaining with such true talent. He was so easy to relate to; we still enjoy his Youtube video clips. In many ways, it feels like a family member has passed. I was also born in 1964. As an only child, I always wished I had a brother like John Pinette. Rest in peace, and my heart goes out to his family and friends.
My husband and I saw his show last year in York pa. and he was sooo good!! We have loved him ever since and were so saddened by his death. Thank you John for your humor and bringing so much joy. God speed
We will miss you rest in peace John
My heart hurts thinking about a world without John Pinette. Thank you for all your laughter, John. I will always remember your humor and the huge impact you had on my own comedy career. Rest in Peace. Make God Laugh!
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out t John's family. He was such a great entertainer. You have a divine audience now John! We will miss your smiling face and great sense of humour.
You never failed to make me laugh. My sincerest condolences to the Pinette family. May John's gift of laughter carry you through this difficult time.
You will be miss in the Klemm family. Give God a great performance up there.
So very sad!!!!! God Bless
My wife and I were struck with sadness to hear of the sudden passing of John. Like so many before have written, he was absolutely one of our favorite comedians. John knew how to put a smile on the face of another human being and make their world a little better place with the happiness he gave. John's comedic gift is a huge loss to his fans and an even bigger one to his family. May God bless his family and immediate circle of dear friends.
Prayers and thoughts to John's family and friends. Watching him while I was going through my own struggles help keep my spirits up. He will be greatly missed for his humorous outlook on life. Rest in Pease
Please accept my condolences for losing John so suddenly and much too soon.
He was so talented; his smile would light up a room. Like so many of his fans; my heart aches because he is gone. I am so grateful for his talent, rest in peace dear John. He will be remembered as one of comedies BEST.
Our deepest sympathy to the family of John Pinette, we loved John and made it a point to see him everytime he was in ChiTown, we loved his cherub like demeanor, heaven will never be the same! Our thoughts and prayers, we will forever miss him and we will always remember him - we are deeply saddened!
Heaven has an angel. I hope he can keep his cherub like demeanor. We had the good fortune of seeing John twice. He was hysterical. We listento him on the comedy channels on Sirius radio too. RIP
Dear family, please accept condolences for your loss, may you all find comfort by drawing close to God. James 4:8
I am so sorry for your dear loss. John brought so much joy to so many people. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the angles in heaven make you laugh now.
Cannot believe you are gone! The funniest man I've ever seen or heard. But it is better where you are. RIP
My sincere sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2. Again my deepest sympathy.
I remember the first time I saw him on a last season episode of "Alf". I knew at the time that he was a very talented comic. He is missed already.
John, you were a source of pure joy to so many. Your passing is too soon and we regret what would have been but now will never be. Condolences to your sister and your family. Enjoy your afterlife and hopefully there are no turnips there. Love you.
We will greatly miss this funny,funny man, who always had a smile. RIP.
Heaven will never be the same. John will have everybody laughing for hours on end. You will be missed. You brought so much joy to so many. RIP my friend.
My husband and I are both so sad about the loss of John Pinette. We had seen him in the Poconos over 22 years ago on our honeymoon before he was famous. We were suppose to go see him on May 24th at Foxwoods!! So so sad, he was a really funny man, so loveable.
I think God said, " You Go Now" He has you and all the happiness you provided all of us.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
John thank you for all the fun times we shared. You were a pleasure to be around and kept us all in stitches whether on the microphone or just sitting down spending some quality time with friends. You had the timing, the material and the presence that many attempt to achieve in our industry but few reach. Please know that your passing has left us all sad but we also can laugh when we think about those wonderful times that you took to spend with us whether it be friends or audience members you never met you always made each and everyone feel so special. From my family, who shares in the sadness with yours today, may you join with all those who went before you and keep them rolling in those heavenly aisles. John your legacy will live on in the countless hours of recordings and we will forever let your voice be heard for generations to come.
Thanks for your friendship, your professionalism and most of all for just being one of the funniest guys I have ever known. We love you and we will miss you.
Jay and Ruby Michaels
So sorry, I know your are making the Angels laugh now. Sincerely, Bert Druckenbroad
Every day I think of John as I take my walk saying 'raviolis and a nap' such a funny kind soul..enjoyed all his shows/dvds..my heart is broken...prayers for you and your family
Linda U (long island ny)
John was a very kind, sweet man who loved his family and his comedy family alike. Forever on the road, he always made time for the people who made him the bigger than life star he became. So heartbroken since hearing the news Saturday evening. Jay and I love you and are so glad we all have so much of you recorded everywhere for posterity. I'm going to miss your visits to South Florida and the telephone conversations from the road that had us rolling on floor. Even the simplest of situations you made laughable. My favorite picture is posted here, wish I could hear you chuckle right now.
I offer my sincere condolences to your sister and all of your family at this tragic hour. Rest in Peace.
You made me laugh till I almost peed my pants, I will miss you. Enjoy the afterlife.
Gone too soon, but not forgotten, ever. John not only had a great sense of humor, he blessed us with his big heart. Your laughter will live on John...You are one in a million! R.I.P.
My sincere condolences to John's family. Please always keep in your heart the joy and laughter he brought to so many people he touched. I introduced him to many of our friends and I also introduced his humor to my grandchildren who to this day quote some of John's funny, funny lines. I wish there were more comedians like John who could do their acts without using abusive language. He was a class act and I'm so sorry for your loss. There is now a little less laughter in the world without John.
I am saddened to hear of John's passing. My family and I saw him live in Las Vegas and I don't think I have ever laughed so hard. He was a wonderful comedian. He will be missed.
Sad and shocked. You made me laugh and smile. Loved your singing. Thank you for sharing your talent.
John, you were such an amazingly talented comedian. Thank you for all the laughter. You will be missed.
may your light shine always , so sorry to see you go ..!
omg john I am so depressed that your gone , I was waiting to go see you at Worcester or concord nh ,but now I cant ..!it breaks my heart, i'm saddened by your passing bud ..RIP..!! we love ya john ..!!
Thank you John for many laughs. We were blessed to have had you for a time. Rest in peace, my friend. My prayers for your family who have lost a brother/uncle/friend.
To the family of JOHN PINETTE I send my condolences.
RIP John My sincere condolences to his whole family you were a true comedian . "you go now "
RIP John You made me laugh till i cried . I was heartbroken to read of your passing . I never got the chance to see you live but i have your memories to live on in your DVD s I hope the buffets are endless in heaven You shall be missed greatly by this fan
Loved your stand-up and your guest appearances in movies and shows. You will be missed by many.
To John's family,
Please know that you gave the world the most precious gift of laughter. No matter what we faced in life, an evening with John would wash it all away in an instant. Saw him dozens of times. When we saw him in Hairspray, we ran into him in Time Square afterwards. He was so sweet to ask us to come along. What a precious gift that God let us have for just a moment. May friends give you comfort and time bring you peace.
I have wanted to go see John Pinette at a comedy club for a long time, so I kept my eyes peeled for the opportunity. Thankfully I finally was able to see him perform at The Brea Improve...he was soooo funny!!! Only to hear he died a week later. I'm stunned, saddened, but with a smile happily hoping that John won't have to "grab and move, grab and move" and he already has a "cherub like demeanor" !!! ; )
Myself and friends saw John at Brea, CA Improv just a couple weeks ago. He will be missed greatly. A wonderful talented man.
The world has lost a great comedian! Condolences to family and friends.
John Pinette was a talented and extremely funny comedian. I was crushed when I read of his passing. His humor will be missed.
Met John Pinette in 2009 at a comedy club in Raleigh, North Carolina. Very kind young man who was blessed with the greatest gift of making people laugh. Love and prayers to his family.
Saw John every day for 2 yrs @ Malden Catholic HS, in the plays there, in the halls- always smiling & bringing a smile to all around him...later @ the clubs in Boston, and was very happy for John when I'd see him get roles and watch his career and notoriety grow. Recently introduced my preteens to his comedy as he never had to resort to a bazillion curse words to have you laughing til it hurt. Had planned on sending my father-in-law (whom John referred to as 'the man with the fluff' for his hairstyle :) & mother-in-law to see him on her birthday @ Foxwoods...
This is so so sad, and of course way too premature... I always knew John was destined to bring joy to those around him, and thankfully his craft is preserved in video for future generations. It is also awesome to see so many from all over the US of A were touched, nay tickled, by this talent. Although it's been years since John moved from there I am certain many in the Edgeworth neighborhood share in the Pinette family's grief and have you in their prayers.
A friend to everyone. You will be sorely missed. Condolences & blessings to your family at this time.
My husband and I absolutely loved john and his stand up routines we will miss him greatly. Our sympathy to his family
The Grubb Family
I last saw John when he was playing The Park West in Chicago this past winter. Despite the bitter cold and his health issues, he stood out front with his fans handing out autographs. He looked so handsome and so happy. When I went to give him a hug, he told me that "He'd been filling the hole in his heart with food for too long..." I will never forget the gift of that wisdom he shared with me and the profound impact it had on me. He was, and always will be, loved very much. My prayers go out to his family along with my thanks...thank you for sharing your dear John with all of us.
John, you made us laugh many times - we saw you at The Comedy Corner several times, and it was always a treat. Once you even included our friend as part of your act and he didn't even know it - while we howled. We quote your chinese buffet bit all the time. Thank you for sharing your gift with us and soar with the angels to that chinese buffet in the sky.
My love and I, will miss your wonderful sense of humor. Rest In Peace...
Very saddened by Johns passing. may his family and friends take comfort in how many smiles he put on faces. "free willy" and may you RIP
Remember age is a number to let you know how long you live. Eternal life is forever and has no age requirement. Rest in the peacefulness of Paradise John.
So missing you John! was looking forward to your show and laughing seeing you in person. You brought such smiles to me and my family. I will never forget you and my heartaches god got a good one! Sending prayers and Love to your family at this difficult time. xo
Rest in peace, John Pinette. You were great talent, & brought a laugh & a smile to many people. Your sudden passing is a great loss. You will be sadly missed.
My sympathy to John's family and friends. What an awful loss. He was Great! So talented and a smile that lights up a room. Rest in Peace dear John.
John Pinette was such a talent, so very funny. We laughed ourselves silly when we first saw him in "I'm Starvin'!" and every time we watched it on DVD after that. A friend of ours benefitted from that same comedy show on DVD while undergoing chemo; she'd play the disc in her portable DVD player and laugh so much while in treatment, the nurses would come in to see what was so funny. What a great loss it is for all of us to no longer have him here. Our condolences to John's family and friends.
I became a fan of john very early and seen him many times. I even took my mom to see him last year in Joliet Illinois and she was an instant fan John you miss be missed by many. when I heard I just could not believe it you were way to young. I wish your family the very best threw this very hard time. and John R.I.P. till I meet you again in the after life Gino
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
To our friend! John we saw you several times when you came to Cleveland Ohio at Hilarities. In fact just about everytime you came we came to see you.And I remember the first time we saw you we laughed so hard our cheeks hurt when it was over. I had never laughed as much over any other person I ever saw. When you told your stories fact or fiction we felt like we knew you our whole lives. And afterward you so graciously signed a dvd for us after we waited in line to do so. When our youngest daughter finally turned 21 she was able to see you and I can't begin to tell you how much we couldn't wait for you to return. So now that stage will be silent from your voice, talent and cherub like demeanor . We will miss you terribly my friend. Make those angels laugh so we can hear them. We loved your spirit! Bev
whenever i was sad i would watch one ofJohn's video's and it would cheer me up within seconds. I am deeply saddened by his death. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
John, I know you are rocking heaven with the laughter from your jokes.
Requiescat in Pace. You will be missed.
To the Pinette Family, Close Friends, and Many, Many Fans of John Pinette: We are deeply saddened by your loss. Death was not God's original purpose for us, and it is something for which we can never be completely prepared. As we join you in your grief and offer our heartfelt condolences, may you be comforted by the many memories that you shared with John. During times like these, with heavy hearts it is essential to draw close to God in prayer, knowing that He will draw close to us and provide the comfort we need.--James 4:8.
The scripture at Luke 20:38 assures us tat our loved ones are in God's memory gives us comfort in that hope. Sincerest sympathy S. Cullen
John, you were my friend and a brother. I had some of the best times of my life with you, and can't thank you enough for the unforgettable memories and laughs that still come out of nowhere. Few people know what a true warrior you were and how you always took time for others, even at the expense of your own comfort. Thanks for teaching me compassion for others. I love you.
John inspired me to eat better and start working out. I was such a big fan and he had a bigger hill to climb but if John can, I can! 36lbs so far... And dream of buffets every day! Thanks for being there for me when I needed a laugh. I could use one today after learning of your passing. I'm going to celebrate your life at a buffet real soon john. Sadly missed by a RI fan!
Condolences to the family and friends of John Pinette, a very funny and talented man whom I wish I'd had the pleasure of meeting in person. John, thank you for all of the laughs and for blessing us with your wonderful trademark phrases like "Nay nay," "You go now" and "Get out of the line!" You will be remembered with affection. R.I.P.
We saw John three times. All three times we laughed so hard we cried.He will be missed.What a talent! RIP "BIG BOY"
Obviously John was more than his comedy act - but that's how most of us knew him, and what a great comedian he was. I personally appreciated that fact that he was one of the few comedians my whole family could enjoy together. We were so looking forward to his show in May. So sorry for his family and friends - seemed like such a genuinely nice man. I miss him already!
So sorry to hear about the death of this talented person. May God be with you family in this time of distress.
You were the best....I will never look at a buffet the same way again!!
God bless John Pinette! Oh my goodness! Did he give the gift of laughter! Who can forget his NyQuil wake up on the floor routine.... or his Chinese Buffet - 'you go now!' What a tremendously funny man who shared his gift of laughter with us all. May Mr. Pinette rest in peace & we all know that he's exchanging jokes in Heaven.
I had the pleasure of seeing John once, at a "Stand Up For Heroes" benefit in NYC a few years ago. He closed the show, and with good reason: He killed.
I had tears running down my face, because of his impeccable timing and "A" material. And, I have a tear running down my face today, because of the loss we must now endure.
Rest in Peace, funny man. You have left
an admirable legacy.
Rest in peace. You will be missed by so many. My condolences to the Pinette family.
Standing on a bare stage and having the entire audience falling out of their seats laughing. That is a true talent.You will be missed.God bless you and your family.
"You go now..." R I P John Pinnette
one of the greats. he will be sorely missed.
I am so deeply saddened to hear about the too soon passing of my absolutely favorite comedian. John, thanks for all the laughs and the brightness you brought to me and many others. My condolences to the Pinette family and all of John's friends.
John made life a whole LOT EASIER. With his great jokes and relatable life advetures. We will miss you. Keep them laughing in heaven. Love the Kelsey Family.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
John...our buddy from U-Lowell...You were not only the funniest guy we ever knew but, more importantly, one of the nicest. Heaven just became a little funnier. God Bless you, John. Until we meet again....
Love, Neal & Debbie
Shock and awe: What a shock! John was awesome! I'm so sorry for your loss.
You will be truly missed. You brought so much joy and laughter into my life. You were the best. Rest in peace.
I can only guess that God was feeling sad so he call up John to cheer him up. I will miss his humor and smile
A really good man who brought so much joy into so many homes. A man I wish I could have known personally.
Rest in peace.
OMG John was so Funny, I loved him. Saw him in Cleveland whenever he came and in Atlantic City. I am deeply saddened by his death. God bless his family and rest in peace "Big Boy"!!
I am in shock that you are gone from us. You will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace, Mr. Pinette!
You made us laugh until we cried! We will really miss John. He appeared at a convention that I attended and he absolutely brought down the house. No one can compare. RIP, John.
RIP. My condolences to friends and family.
He was one of the best. Wish I'd made the trip to Hagerstown MD last year to see him live.
Thanks for all the laughs!! Fawee Wiwee!!
To the Pinette family: I will miss John's comedy acts--so glad we saved some of them from YouTube. He was a hilarious comedian. Rest in Peace John.
The world will seem a bit dimmer now. He made so many people laugh and smile. My prayers to his family.
Oh NAY NAY!! Know you didn't do 'ups', but I hope U R enjoying a great big buffet up in heaven. You will be missed. =)
God, dear man. You were the very best!
So blessed to be able to have seen you live and in person......so funny man. Will miss you terribly.....
Rip my funny funny friend. You will be soooo missed
May God (John 17:3) bless The Pinette family and friends who will miss John more than others can know. My deepest condolences.
him FUNNY man !!!!!!!!!!!!!! so sad !
Rest in Peace, Mr. Pinette. Thank you for putting smiles on our faces--we need it in this sad world. Hope you are at the big chinese buffet in heaven!
R.I.P to a wonderful comic.
R I P john thanks for making us all laugh.may god bless u .to his family so sorry for his loss to die so young is very sad especially a talent like him.
Just another reason to look forward to going to heaven. Rest well, dear John. You lit up my life.
R.I.P. John......No more waiting in line!!
What a shame, so young. One of the funniest men I have ever seen. May his family be blessed and only good memories.
One of the best! Way to young to leave us.HEAVEN just got alot funnier ! R.I.P.
Truly sad. He was a great comedian. Condolences to his family.
I will truly miss you. Your smile was genuine and the joy and laughter you brought to everyone was a true gift.
John- the world is a better place because you made us laugh. you are one in a million and you will not be forgotten. your delivery, and self deprecating style will be unmatched, and we will miss you. My condolences to your family and loved ones. May the Good Lord comfort them through your loss. We love you and will miss you dearly.
My grandsons (ages 9 and 12) just learned about your comedy and they loved it. They go around the house doing the bit about free willy and the buffet "Hey you eat some vegetables." Always a funny man. You will be missed.
Another really funny guy gone. RIP, JP. No more hunger in heaven,
Rip John. Gone way to soon
To the family: May you draw close to God during this time and in the days ahead-James 4:8. E.D. Park Forest, IL.
I had the pleasure of seeing John in Hairspray. My thoughts & prayers are with John's family, friends & fans.
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
I first saw John perform stand-up around 1983 on the Boston Common. He opened for Whitney Houston. I fell in love with his humor and whole personality right then. I am very saddened to hear of his early passing. I always tell people "you have got to look up John Pinette on youtube!" Love you John...you will be missed on a grand scale.
We loved him and loved his humor. He was so talented and funny. May he rest in peace. He will be missed.
My condolences to the Pinette Family and friends and words of comfort knowing that God becomes a secure refuge in times of distress (Psalms 9:9) ~ Lwd
John was one of the funniest comedians on stage and screen today, his self-deprecating style will be missed. He seemed to be very comfortable when talking about himself and doing his routine. God bless; fair winds and following seas!
Sincere condolences to the Pinette family.
May God bless you and your family at this
sad and difficult time. May the love of
family and friends be a source of strength
and encouragement at this time.