Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
1959 – Born in Brooklyn on the 6th of June.
1984 – He began his stand-up career.
1987 – He first achieved fame as co-host of the MTV game show Remote Control, in which Adam Sandler and Denis Leary appeared.
1989 – Quinn co-hosted the show for three years, and acted in and wrote the comedic short Going Back to Brooklyn along with Ben Stiller.
1992 – He guest starred on episode 5 of The Ben Stiller Show.
1995 – He was hired by Saturday Night Live as a writer and featured player until early 1998 season, when he became a full cast member.
1998 – He took over as host of the Weekend Update segment in January after Norm MacDonald’s firing, and anchored the segment until departing SNL in 2000.
2003 – He became host of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central in 2003.
2004 – He was named #56 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 greatest standups of all time. He was also named to the Irish America Magazine list of the "Top 100 Irish Americans of the Year".