Fast Facts

  • Began performing as a stand-up comedian in 1984, after a stint as a bartender.
  • Gave up alcohol at the age of 23.
  • Performed a one-man show on Broadway titled Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake in 1998, while he was on Saturday Night Live.
  • Has been a regular, featured guest on The Howard Stern Show.
  • Performed the one-man show Long Story Short, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, on Broadway. The show was also turned into a 2011 HBO special.
  • Performed in a touring one-man comedy show about politics and American culture called Unconstitutional in 2013.


  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee


  • Attended Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States

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  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian

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