Arts & Culture
March 25, 2017
The Sitnik Theater Centenary University
"New York City's Funniest Crumudgeon"
A native of Brooklyn, Colin Quinn began his stand-up career in New York as a regular on the comedy club circuit. Best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he anchored Weekend Update, on MTV's 1980's game show Remote Control, and as executive producer, host of Comedy Central's late - night panel show Tough Crowd with Colin Quin and as the reoccuring role of Hermie on the HBO series Girls. In addition to his television work, Quinn has appeared in many films, most notably, A Night at the Roxbury, Adam Sandler's Grown Ups franchise and Amy Schumer's father in the film Trainwreck.
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 (Drama Desk Nomination), Unconstitutional, and The New York Story, two of which he collaborated on with Jerry Seinfeld as director. Long Story Short was also filmed as an Emmy nominated HBO special that aired on April 9, 2011 and Unconstitutional was released as a Netflix special in 2015.