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Quinn, Colin

Born: 1959 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
2.8 (56.67%) 30 votes

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".


2.8 (56.67%) 30 votes