Colin Quinn

Colin QuinnColin Quinn is an American actor and writer. He was born to an Irish-American family in New York. He initially worked as the bartender however he gave up the job after having bad experiences due to heavy drinking. He then decided to make his career as the stand-up comedian. He tasted success in 1987 when he cohosted the MTV game show Remote control. He also hosted several other shows. He also started writing at this time. His show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn received a lot of appreciation. He also entered the world of Broadway in 1998. In 2004 he grabbed the 56th position on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all-time.
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Born: June 6, 1959 (age 56), Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Education: Stony Brook University
Notable works and roles: Co-host of Remote Control, Weekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live, 
Host of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn
Influenced by: Richard Pryor, George Carlin
Nominations: Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, more
Nickname: Quinn
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Twitter is one of those dangerous toys that if it gets in the hands of the wrong person you'll have the mind of a 12-year-old masquerading as an adult.

So instead of talking about theoretical ways of ending the war and violence, I say that we have to get rid of the individual asholes in each office and situation.

I've been to Japan, I've been to China, I've been to Africa, I've been to the Middle East, I've been to Europe a little bit. I've never been to South America.

I love people, I love studying people more than history. So whatever situation I see, then I look at, what were the people like, more than history itself.

He is very dry but also very funny... I think people tend to feel odd when I do my act. Unless you are an ironic person, it's not a good place for you to be.

For the most part, comedians are pretty friendly with each other. They always say they badmouth each other, but most of the time, they're friends. We're the only ones that can really stand our type of humor.

A weird sort of awareness set in, like, 'Wow. My standup isn't just separate from everything else I do anymore.' With Twitter and Face book, everything is universal that everything everybody says gets seen.

That's the beauty of being a comedian - it's the one job you're allowed to do that. We're lucky. We're really lucky.


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