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Jim Norton Plays a Rat in the Latest Episode of 'Cop Show'

Here's the newest installment of Colin Quinn's web series Cop Show featuring special guest Jim Norton, who plays a rat under interrogation by Quinn and his crew. The interns/writers behind Cop Show are clearly still relying on obvious metaphors to get their point across, but at least the metaphors Michael Che had to deal with were a little less insulting.

Jim Gaffigan Plays a Congolese Warlord in the Latest Episode of Colin Quinn's 'Cop Show'

Here's the latest episode of Colin Quinn's web series Cop Show with special guest Jim Gaffigan, who is about as reluctant to perform his Cop Show role as a Congolese drug warlord (tasked with a bunch of product integration, no less) as hipster drug ring leader Amy Schumer was last week.

Here's the First Episode of Colin Quinn's New Web Series 'Cop Show'

Colin Quinn's new web series Cop Show just premiered its first episode. Directed by The Chris Gethard Show's J.D. Amato and costarring Keith Robinson, Sue Jean Kim, Peter Grosz, and Griffin Newman, Cop Show follows Quinn as he stars in a cheesy Law & Order ripoff that, according to the debut episode, has the reluctant backing of Jerry Seinfeld: "It's not comedy," Quinn reminds him. "This is humor." Jim Gaffigan, Michael Che, and Amy Schumer are all set to show up in future episodes.

Colin Quinn Gives Seth Meyers Some 'Late Night' Improvement Suggestions

Last night, former Weekend Update anchors Colin Quinn and Seth Meyers had a chat about everything from the time Quinn wanted them to take over hosting for the 2012 Oscars to a bunch of Quinn's ideas for how Meyers can improve Late Night. Quinn also called out Fred Armisen — who was absent on last night's show — for ditching his bandleader duties to go to a comedy festival instead, telling Meyers "You gotta start cracking the whip around here."

Colin Quinn On Why the United States Might Need to Split Up

The always delightful Colin Quinn dropped by Totally Biased last night, and his recent Constitutional expertise made him a perfect person to talk about the government shutdown. He and Kamau also talked about diversity on SNL, the gentrification of Brooklyn, and the benefits of theaters versus comedy clubs.

Colin Quinn and Michael Che Fight Over Coffee Metaphors on 'Cop Show'

Here's the latest episode of Colin Quinn's web series Cop Show featuring special guest Michael Che, who plays a rookie cop named Picasso and gets into an argument with Quinn about solving racial problems in America through the classic coffee/cream metaphor. Thanks to the Cop Show interns, there are also a few very on the nose references to Quinn and Che's connection as Weekend Update anchors too.

Colin Quinn Thinks Bill Hader Is Too Kind to Be Trusted

Here's a clip from Colin Quinn's visit to last night's Late Night, where he and Meyers talked about his new web series Cop Show, upcoming book, some of the Oscars jokes he offered Neil Patrick Harris during Sunday's ceremony, and his stance on nice comedians: "I don't trust kind people in comedy. There's something weird about it." Unsurprisingly, this makes Bill Hader the most untrustworthy person in the world.

Colin Quinn's New Web Series 'Cop Show' Premieres on February 18th

Colin Quinn has a new web series premiering later this month. According to The New York Times, Quinn will star in an eight-episode series called Cop Show, a satire following the production of crime drama shows in New York City. The weekly series will be available starting February 18th on LStudio.com and includes appearances from Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Che, and Amy Schumer. Longtime Chris Gethard Show writer/director J.D. Amato directed all eight episodes.

Talking to Colin Quinn About Standup, Twitter Hate, and 'Girls' Season 3

SNL veteran Colin Quinn, who sarcastically hails himself as “one of the great writers in the entertainment industry,” will host the 66th annual Writers Guild Awards in New York Saturday. Quinn is currently touring his one-man show Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional (nicknamed “The Toosh”) and appearing on Girls as Alex Karpovsky’s bespectacled, coffee-shop-owning mentor. He’s also working with old friends Jim Norton, Nick DiPaolo and Tom Papa on a very meta Jerry Seinfeld-produced cop show about making a cop show. It’s called Cop Show.

I recently had a chance to talk to Quinn about his thoughts on the New York standup scene, the sheer vitriol he faces [...]

"It Was a Fighter's Comedy Show": The Oral History of 'Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn'

2013 has brought an unprecedented wave of new late night shows. Most stick to the tried and true late night format of scripted segments and celebrity guests, or the faux news style of Comedy Central's late night lineup. But years before The Colbert Report became a staple of that network, another topical show occupied its coveted post-Daily Show spot. A mix of the roundtable debates of Politically Incorrect and the unpredictability of live standup, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn was possibly the purest form of comedy ever on television: a bunch of comedians in a room, having it out over politics, current events, and [...]

Nick DiPaolo Guest Stars on the Latest Episode of Colin Quinn's 'Cop Show'

Here's the latest episode of Colin Quinn's fantastic new web series Cop Show, which features special guest Nick DiPaolo and a retired NYPD detective hired to work as a consultant on the show. Will Quinn and DiPaolo get through all the super accurate police jargon?

Amy Schumer Plays a Hipster Drug Ring Leader in Colin Quinn's 'Cop Show'

Colin Quinn's fantastic new web series Cop Show premiered last week, and the second episode featuring special guest Amy Schumer was released this afternoon. Schumer plays herself, who is in turn playing the leader of a "female hipster drug gang," albeit a little reluctantly. Hopefully Quinn appreciates the favor.

'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Creates the Perfect Port Authority Souvenir

New York's Port Authority recently got in a dispute with kitchenware store Fishs Eddy over selling plates depicting the New York City skyline after claiming that they own exclusive rights and control of it, so John Oliver and Last Week Tonight decided to create a souvenir plate that celebrates the true image the Port Authority is best known for — the disgusting Port Authority Bus Terminal — with some help from NYC spokesman Colin Quinn.

'Modern Comedian' Goes Behind the Scenes of Colin Quinn's 'Unconstitutional'

The latest in Scott Moran's excellent Modern Comedian web series follows standup legend Colin Quinn behind the scenes of his latest one-man show, Unconstitutional. Colin delves into the Constitution's relevance today, the benefit of a theater over a club, and how his next show might involve paranormal tricks.