Posted in comedy | tour dates on January 9, 2013

by Klaus Kinski

Colin Quinn

The great Colin Quinn entered my life in 1987 when I was a 10 year old MTV-addicted mouth-breather; for in 1987 MTV's first original non-musical program Remote Control premiered. Colin played co-host to the late Ken Ober. Since then I've remained interested in Colin's career; from his stint as host of A&E stand-up showcase Caroline's Comedy Hour in 1989, to his evolution as SNL writer-turned-full-time-cast-member from 1995 - 2000, to his tenure with Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, to the zillions of times I've seen him do stand-up over my past 13 years as a New York City resident, to his one-man show Colin Quinn Long Story Short on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre which was directed by Jerry Seinfeld. I am not going to say that Colin's comedic output has been 100% great and consistent. Quite the contrary; Colin is a fearless performer with acres of material at his disposal and I've never seen him deterred when a bit falls completely flat. He just keeps moving right along to the next bit, unfazed.

It's not unusual to catch Colin in one of the many small room comedy showcases all over the city, but when there's an opportunity to see him do a solo, FULL SET in a small room it is definitely worth seeing. On Monday January 14 and Monday January 21 at 8:00pm at the UCB Theater in Chelsea, catch COLIN QUINN: Unconstitutional (A Work In Progress). Unconstitutional is Colin's upcoming new off-Broadway show and these intimate performances at the teeny UCB Theater serve as a way for Colin to exercise the material in front of live bodies to see what sticks. These shows cannot be missed and are sure as shit gonna sell out fast so get your tickets NOW!



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Comments (11)

he is married to medicine woman right?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 1:50 PM

He's been doing this show for free since the summer at the Creek and the Cave in Long Island City.

Best living comic out there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 1:53 PM

He tends to get overrated quite a bit, but he's also not deserving of anything like those "9/11 is funnier than _____" accolades (which ironically are funnier than those comics inserted into them) or anything like that. Maybe somewhere in between :)

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 2:13 PM


Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 2:25 PM

Five buck! Holy shit Batman. That was the easiest reservation I've ever made.

Thanks Colin and UCB.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 2:25 PM

his standup is great, love colin

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 2:45 PM

Current SNL is so bad, it makes you wish Colin Quinn would come back.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 5:54 PM

1:53 PM Thats really stretching it dont you think.
His show on Comedy Central was a mess of people talking over each other and he rambles.

Best living comic out there? Thats laughable.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 3:02 AM

Show was solid last night. It's still very, very rough at this point, but I can see it shaping up into something really good. The premise is definitely a good one, and there are quite a few very funny jokes, he just needs to work on bringing it all together at the end and making it a more cohesive piece as a whole.

The night unfortunately got really weird at the end of the show when a topless woman with a drawn on moustache ran onto the stage right as Colin was trying to wrap up the show. He looked even more confused than the audience. It totally fucked up any chance of Colin thanking the audience and explaining a little bit about the work in progress.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 10:05 AM

I would live to see him on stage.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 30, 2013 9:20 PM

I know jackshit about Long Island, but listening to Colin talk about it is really great

Posted by Underhill | September 11, 2014 12:12 PM

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