Comic Colin Quinn probably is best remembered from his time hosting “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live.” But I first knew the the Brooklyn, New York-raised funnyman from his time as that very New York-ish sidekick on the old MTV game show “Remote Control.”
Please enjoy this clip of him chopping it up with what I’m pretty sure was a then-unknown Denis Leary:
OK, that’s not comedy gold, but Quinn is funny, and he’s bringing his “One in Every Crowd” stand-up tour to Cleveland on Feb. 1. He’ll perform at Hilarities 4th Street Theatre at Pickwick Frolic, 2035 E. Fourth St.
According to a news release from Quinn’s representation, his most recent one-man show, “Colin Quinn: The New York Story,” directed by Jerry Seinfeld, enjoyed a sold out engagement off-Broadway at The Cherry Lane Theatre and was called “perfectly charming” by The New York Times. The Hollywood Reporter, adds the release, called it “a breezily entertaining comedic lecture that makes him seem like the coolest university professor ever.”
Here’s a promo for that special from Netflix with some solid material:
Quinn has appeared in the series “Girls” on HBO and the movie “Trainwreck.” He also hosted Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn.”
Mark Meszoros had a huge boyhood crush on “Remote Control” beauty Kari Wuhrer and can’t help but wonder if Quinn still has her number. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros.