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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.


1984 25 Years Old After quitting bartending, Quinn began his stand-up career in 1984.
1987 28 Years Old He first achieved fame in 1987 as co-host of the MTV game show Remote Control, which he did for three years.


1989 30 Years Old In 1989, he hosted A&E stand-up showcase Caroline's Comedy Hour, and acted in and wrote the comedic short/music video Going Back to Brooklyn along with Ben Stiller. … Read More
1995 36 Years Old In 1995, Quinn was hired by Saturday Night Live as a writer and featured player until 1997–1998 season, when he became a full cast member. … Read More
1998 39 Years Old Quinn took over as host of the Weekend Update segment in January 1998 after Norm Macdonald's firing, and anchored the segment until departing SNL in 2000. … Read More


2002 43 Years Old 1 More Event
After leaving SNL, Quinn had a sketch comedy show on NBC called The Colin Quinn Show in 2002 that lasted for only three episodes.
2004 45 Years Old Colin performs regularly at the Comedy Cellar in New York City, where many top comedians perform when not on the road. In 2004, he was named #56 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time. … Read More


2010 51 Years Old 1 More Event
More recently, Quinn played Dickie Bailey, the childhood town rival to Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler's character) in Sandler's movie Grown Ups, released in the summer of 2010.
2011 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Quinn recorded a special performance of the show that aired on HBO on April 9, 2011. … Read More
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