A talented standup comedian, writer as well as an actor Colin Quinn is widely known for his work on the Saturday Night Live where he anchored the Weekend Update, on MTV’s 1980’s game show called Remote Control where he worked as announcer as well as sidekick, and as the host of the Comedy Central’s late night panel show known as Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.
In addition to that, he has also been known for the comedic one man show which offers the unique takes on history as well as growing up in the New York City. It was in the year 1984 when Colin started to perform standup comedy and he first achieved the fame in 1987 as sidekick announcer of MTV game show called Remote Control. He also starred in the fifth one-man show called The New York Story in July as well as August of 2015 at Cherry Lane Theatre.
In the year 1995, Colin was hired by the Saturday Night Live as writer as well as featured player. He then became a full cast member during 1997-1998 seasons. Colin established himself on show with the characters such as Lenny the Lion and Joe Blow and did not recurring segment Colin Quinn Explains the New York Times. He also started hosting the Weekend Update in January of 1998 following Norm Macdonald’s firing and also anchored segment until his departure in the year 2000. During his time in SNL, he offered role of Scott Evil in the Austin Powers by Mike Myers which he turned down. After leaving SNL, he hosted short lived The Colin Quinn Show on the NBC that was cancelled after the three episodes.
He is a tall guy with the height of 5 feet and 8 inches. He is the native of Brooklyn, New York, United States. He came into this world on 6th June of the year 1959 which has now made him at the age of 56. He belongs to an American nationality. As he was born in the month of June, his star sign is Gemini. His parents were both the teachers. He went to study at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in the Stony Brook, Long Island but he did not graduate. In early 1980s, Colin stopped drinking after several of the bad experiences with the alcohol which also includes the blackouts and arrests.
Moving on to his personal life biography, despite being popular, Colin has maintained to keep his personal life secret. He has not got married yet nor has any wife but it does not mean that he is a gay. he has also not got any children. Previously, he was in relationship with Sarah Silverman. He has achieved a lot of success and his net worth has been estimated as $2 million.
He was once named as one of the Top 100 Irish Americans of the Year in 2004 and in 2011 by Irish America magazine. Besides that, Colin is also very popular in social networking sites. He has got an impressive 11.4 thousand followers on his Instagram account and in twitter, he has got over 317 thousand followers. More information about his shows and its tickets can also be obtained from various internet sites.