There have been many chapters in Colin Quinn's career since he first appeared on MTV's Remote Control in 1987. The former SNL castmember went on to host the short-lived but brilliant Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central; more recently, his unique Twitter persona caught the eye of the New York Times. Following on the success of his Broadway one-man show Colin Quinn: Long Story Short, his "history of the world in 75 minutes," Colin Quinn's new show, Unconstitutional, aims to tackle "226 years of American Constitutional calamities." I caught up with after a preview performance of his show to talk about constitutional conventions, comedy nerds, and how sincerity infuriates people.
What was it about the Constitution [...]
In November, the New York Comedy Festival is bringing together all the major players of The Ben Stiller Show: Janeane Garafolo, Bob Odenkirk, Judd Apatow, Andy Dick, Jeff Kahn, Rob Cohen, and, you guessed it, Ben Stiller. This about 20 years since the show was canceled by Fox after only 12 episodes. In that time, many of these people went on to great careers and others were Andy Dick. Other announced shows include a live taping of You Made It Weird, "Crowd Work with Colin Quinn," Splitsider's own Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer will be doing "Nikki & Sara & Friends," and Denis Leary will have a [...]
Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 35 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.
During his five year run on Saturday Night Live, Colin Quinn (who Tina Fey once called “the New Yorkiest New Yorker we know”) brought his Brooklyn born-and-raised Irish-Catholic tough guy background and mannerisms to all of his roles on the show. Coming to SNL as a writer and stand-up comedian and not an improviser or character actor, Quinn’s time on the show was more [...]
Colin Quinn is coming to Broadway this Fall in a new one-man show directed by Jerry Seinfeld, of all people: "Former Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central star Colin Quinn will move his one-man show Colin Quinn Long Story Short to Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre for an 11-week limited engagement. Previews begin on October 22, with opening night set for November 9. The production will run through January 8, 2011, directed by Jerry Seinfeld."