Skankfest 2018 hosts special live reunion show of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn
Skankfest 2018 closed out the weekend with a secret show that turned out to be a very special surprise, as Jim Norton, Rich Vos, Robert Kelly and Keith Robinson joined Colin Quinn for a live rendition of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. With @iamcolinquinn, @1keithrobinson, @robertkelly and @RichVos do... [Read More]
Skankfest 2018 hosts special live reunion show of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn
Skankfest 2018 closed out the weekend with a secret show that turned out to be a very special surprise, as Jim Norton, Rich Vos, Robert Kelly and Keith Robinson joined Colin Quinn for a live rendition of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. With @iamcolinquinn, @1keithrobinson, @robertkelly and @RichVos do... [Read More]
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]
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]
"It Was a Fighter's Comedy Show": The Oral History of 'Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn'
by Elise Czajkowski 2013 has brought an unprecedented wave of new late night shows. Most stick to the tried and true late night format of scripted segments and celebrity guests, or the faux news style of Comedy Central's late night lineup. But years before The Colbert Report became a staple of that ... [Read More]
Comedy Central once considered reviving ‘Tough Crowd’ without Colin Quinn, possibly with Greg Giraldo
At last week’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, one of the highlights was Colin Quinn’s keynote address. It was less a speech than it was Quinn giving advice to the assemblage of comedians, agents, managers and TV execs. While he had the podium, Quinn mentioned that Comedy Central, ... [Read More]
Read Colin Quinn’s keynote speech from Just For Laughs Montreal
Colin Quinn is nothing if not a survivor. From his time on Saturday Night Live to the host of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, he’s managed to navigate the choppy waters of show business while maintaining his profile as one of the best standup and putdown comics out there. Yet he seemed bewildere... [Read More]
New Patrice O’Neal Tribute Video by Fans for Fans
In November 2011, comedy lost one of its greats with the passing of Patrice O’Neal. Sadly, the big man himself is not around to answer any more questions or to jeer and ridicule fellow comedians – something of which he was more than just the ki... [Read More]