Colin Quinn

Born Jun 6, 1959

Colin Edward Quinn is an American stand-up comedian and writer best known for his five years in the cast of Saturday Night Live, as the sidekick/announcer of MTV's late 1980s gameshow Remote Control and as host of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central from 2002–2004.… Read More

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1959 Birth Born on June 6, 1959.


1980 21 Years Old On television, he is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he anchored Weekend Update, on MTV's 1980's game show Remote Control, where he served as the announcer/sidekick, and as host of Comedy Central's late-night panel show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. … Read More
1984 25 Years Old Quinn began performing stand-up comedy in 1984, and first achieved fame in 1987 as the sidekick announcer of the MTV game show Remote Control, which lasted five seasons.


1989 30 Years Old In 1989, he hosted the A&E stand-up showcase Caroline's Comedy Hour, and wrote and acted in the comedic short/music video "Going Back to Brooklyn" (a parody of LL Cool J's "Going Back to Cali") with Ben Stiller. … Read More
1995 36 Years Old In 1995, Quinn was hired by Saturday Night Live as a writer and featured player.
1997 38 Years Old He became a full cast member during the 1997–1998 season. … Read More
1998 39 Years Old 1 More Event
He began hosting Weekend Update in January 1998 after Norm Macdonald's firing, and anchored the segment until his departure in 2000. … Read More


2002 43 Years Old 1 More Event
After leaving SNL, Quinn hosted the short-lived The Colin Quinn Show on NBC in the Spring of 2002. … Read More
2005 46 Years Old In 2005, Quinn participated in a USO tour of American military bases around the world, performing stand-up to entertain the troops. … Read More


2009 50 Years Old In 2009, Quinn premiered his second one-man show My Two Cents, which covers the economic crumbling of the American empire.
2010 51 Years Old In 2010, Quinn premiered his third one-man show Colin Quinn Long Story Short on Broadway, directed by Jerry Seinfeld. … Read More
2011 52 Years Old Quinn recorded a special performance of the show that aired on HBO on April 9, 2011.
2013 54 Years Old In 2013, Quinn premiered another one-man show on historical themes, Unconstitutional, which covers the United States Constitution, its creation, and its impact on the American psyche.
Quinn has also become known for his comedic one-man shows that offer his unique takes on history and growing up in New York City. As of 2015, he has written and starred in five shows: Irish Wake, My Two Cents, Long Story Short, Unconstitutional, and The New York Story, two of which he collaborated on with Jerry Seinfeld as director. … Read More
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