Episode #132: Colin Quinn
Colin Quinn is the godfather of contemporary New York city comedy in more ways than one. After his first TV break as the sidekick on the 1980s MTV game show, Remote Control, Quinn helped usher other comedians onto TV as host of Caroline’s Comedy Hour on A&E, then a generation later as host... [Read More]
2016 in review: The 50 best comedy albums and specials #30 to #21
It’s that time of year again, The Laugh Button staff sat in a room and slugged it out to determine… MORE 2016 in review: The 50 best comedy albums and specials #30 to #21 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
How Colin Quinn Became Comedy’s Coolest History Teacher
When considering Colin Quinn’s place in history, he can’t help but seem — at least at first glance — like something of a tragic figure. There are two aspects of his career that every comedy nerd knows: his short-lived run as the anchor of Weekend Update and his even more shor... [Read More]
The Patrice O’Neal Experience: One man’s memory of a comedy legend
Five years. It’s been five years to the day since we lost one of the most unique voices that comedy will ever see, Patrice O’Neal. His very presence, his command of a room, and his jokes which poured out of his mouth the way notes would flow from the guitar of Hendrix – full of [&h... [Read More]
Colin Quinn weighs in on “The Late Show” about Trump’s cabinet selection process
The comedian and native New Yorker, Colin Quinn, thinks early Trump supporters like Scott Baio and Billy Bush have been unfairly overlooked in the selection process. Colin Quinn is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. On television, he is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he a... [Read More]
Review: Colin Quinn, “The New York Story” on Netflix
I had a nice chat with Colin Quinn earlier this week about how much New York City has changed since he and Donald Trump were kids, which not only conveniently brought us back to themes such as immigration -- which play the primary role in the narrative arc of Quinn's new Netflix special, The New [&h... [Read More]
This Week on TV: “Colin Quinn: The New York Story”
This Week on TV the comedic guests are a bit thin on late night, but that’s not the case when it comes to shows that are returning and premiering. 2 for the former, 6 for the latter. On Tuesday, Billy on the Street returns for a new season on truTV. The new season will feature […] This ... [Read More]
Netflix releases trailer for “Colin Quinn The New York Story”
In Colin Quinn The New York Story, Colin waxes nostalgic about his hometown, the city formally known as NY, from its modest beginnings as Dutch outpost to the hipsters of modern Williamsburg. Quinn is once again at his satirical best, taking aim at the prejudices, paranoias and peculiarities that ma... [Read More]