New York’s favorite Irish American comedian, Colin Quinn, is ready to knock the socks off his fans as he performs seven back-to-back comedy shows this weekend at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.
The funny man went on “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday morning to promote his new stand-up act.
The 49-year-old Brooklyn native, who’s best known for his days on “Saturday Night Live,” shot to fame as one of the most noted stand-up and television comics in the late 80s.
Quinn’s break came with 1987’s popular MTV game show “Remote Control,” which the comedian co-hosted for three years.
He went on to host his own MTV sports/comedy, "Colin Quinn's Manly World,” and also took on hosting duties for "Caroline's Comedy Hour," a weekly show on the A&E network that showcased up and coming as well as popular stand-up comics.
In addition to his television work, Quinn has also appeared in hit movies, including “Who's the Man?”, “Married to the Mob” and “A Night at the Roxbury.”
Quinn, who's quite proud of his Irish heritage, was named one of Irish America magazine’s 2004 Top 100 Irish Americans of the Year. He's written several screenplays, one of which -“Celtic Pride,” co-written with “Knocked Up” writer Judd Apatow - made it to the big screen.
In September of 1995, Quinn headed back to television as a writer and feature player on NBC's sketch/comedy show, "Saturday Night Live."
In September 1997 he became a full-time cast member, memorably popping in on “Weekend Update” as “Lenny the Lion” and “Joe Blow.”
Quinn also played Robert DeNiro to Jim Breuer's Joe Pesci on "The Joe Pesci Show" on “SNL.” In that same skit, the real DeNiro and Pesci showed up.
During his “SNL” period, Quinn made his Broadway debut in an acclaimed one-man show, “Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake.”
Colin Quinn most recently worked for three seasons on the Comedy Central program "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” an in-your-face discussion forum held with other stand-up comedians.
Now Quinn is finally back in the stand-up game himself.
His stand-up shows start on Thursday, April 30. Call the Gotham Comedy Club for show times and ticket reservations at 212-367-9000.