Funnyman Colin Quinn riffs on the Constitution and Today’s Pop Culture

A Southern California Premiere


“Fast, furious and funny!” – NY Daily Mail

"Hilarious! Wonderfully riotous!"
- The Hollywood Reporter


Colin Quinn


Saturday, May 3, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

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Actor and comedian Colin Quinn, best known for his five years in the cast of Saturday Night Live and the movie Grown Ups, tackles 226 years of American Constitutional calamities in 70 minutes. 

On May 25th, 1787, fifty-five delegates in wigs and tights sat down to create a country from scratch. In 2013, Colin Quinn offers his unique comedic perspective on our national character. From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned.

“It’s always been my dream to collaborate with James Madison and Alexander Hamilton,” Quinn quipped in a statement. “Finally. The Time is now.”

Colin Quinn: The Curious Life of a comic Genius

Louis CK has 2,479,161 followers on Twitter, but follows just one person: Colin Quinn. Who the hell is Colin Quinn? He’s a comedian whose Tweets have been lauded by Vanity Fair and The New York Times (whose comedy critic, Jason Zinoman, described Quinn as “always slightly ahead of the curve” but “perpetually underrated”). Read more

Q&A: Colin Quinn on Grown Ups 2, Adam Sandler, and the Paula Deen Outrage

CQ: I was interested why people were so fascinated by the Constitution after all these years, fascinated by the fascination. What's most interesting to me is how much they drank when writing it. There's actually a copy of the average bill for a day of the Constitutional Convention — all this beer and wine and port and the stuff they drank in those days. The other interesting thing is they locked the press out. Read more

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A native of Brooklyn, Colin Quinn began his stand-up career in New York as a regular on the comedy club circuit. He made his television debut as co-host of MTV's popular game show Remote Control, which lasted five seasons.  In 1995, Quinn landed a spot on the legendary late-night show Saturday Night Live, where he entertained audiences for five seasons with his writing and unforgettable characters before stepping in as anchor for SNL's popular Weekend Update segment. At the end of each Weekend Update segment, he used the catchphrase, "That's my story and I'm sticking to it."  After SNL, Quinn tackled societal issues on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn, in which he served as the show’s host, creator and executive producer, from 2002 to 2004.

In addition to his television work, Colin has appeared in many films, including A Night at the Roxbury, Comedian, and Adam Sandler's Grown Ups. Colin’s first one-man show, Sanctifying Grace, began off-Broadway in 1994 and was later produced as Colin Quinn—An Irish Wake and played at the Helen Hayes Theatre. In 2010, he returned to the Helen Hayes Theatre and starred in the hit Broadway show Colin Quinn Long Story Short. Comically channeling the demise of various world empires, Quinn takes a satirical look at the history of the world in 75 minutes. He explores the attitudes, appetites and habits that toppled some of the world's most powerful nations.Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, the show was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and an Emmy for the HBO special in 2011. He currently recurs as Hermie on the HBO series, Girls.

Colin is currently the king of Twitter with over 300,000 followers. He used to, he says, send out tweets several times a day but “now I go through spurts. I’m down from five to 10 tweets a day to being a lot more sporadic.” The attraction to Twitter for Quinn “is the ability to infuriate thousands with 140 characters or less.”

Colin performs regularly at the Comedy Cellar in New York City. In 2004, Comedy Central named Quinn to its list of the "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time," placing him at #56. He was also named to the Irish America Magazine list of the "Top 100 Irish Americans of the Year."