Colin Quinn Net Worth is$11 Million
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Profession: Comedian, Talk show host, Screenwriter, VJ
Date of Birth: Jun 6, 1959
Ethnicity: Irish American
Country: United States of America
Mushmouthed "comic's comic" Colin Quinn has an estimated net worth of about $11 million. Sure, his net worth might not be as high as his best pal Jerry Seinfeld's, but then again, whose is? Colin Quinn's career began in the mid-1980s, when he quit his job as a bartender to pursue a career in comedy. With tremendous luck, he found fame only a few years later, landing a job as co-host on the MTV game show Remote Control. From there, he worked as a writer and stand-up comedian, most notably on the sketch comedy series In Living Color, before getting hired by NBC's Saturday Night Live. His time on Saturday Night Live was polarizing, with many audience members finding his idiosyncratic and deadpan delivery style out of sync with the show at the time. Still, he managed to land the coveted spot of "Weekend Update" anchor, serving as Norm Macdonald's replacement. After leaving Saturday Night Live, Quinn attempted to traverse the dangerous territory of prime-time network sketch comedy with The Colin Quinn Show, which only lasted three episodes. He then made a move to Comedy Central, where his round-table discussion show Tough Crowd failed to find an audience. His most recent project was Long Story Short, a one-man show about the history of America, the premiere of which was directed by Jerry Seinfeld.
Colin Edward Quinn (born June 6, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian and writer best known for his five years in the cast of Saturday Night Live, as the sidekick/announcer of MTV's late 1980s gameshow Remote Control and as host of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central from 2002-2004.
Quinn was born in Brooklyn, the son of teachers of Irish descent, and was raised in the Park Slope section of the borough. He attended and graduated from John Dewey High School. His natural idiosyncratic mannerisms are trademarks of his stand-up act, headlining at top comedy clubs across the country, including Caroline's Comedy Club in New York City. Before becoming a comedian, Quinn attended Stony Brook University for a year and worked as a bartender. He stopped drinking in the early 1980s after several bad experiences with alcohol, including drunken blackouts and nights spent in jail.
After quitting bartending, Quinn began his stand-up career in 1984. He first achieved fame in 1987 as co-host of the MTV game show Remote Control, which he did for three years. In 1989, he hosted A&E stand-up showcase Caroline's Comedy Hour, and acted in and wrote the comedic short/music video Going Back to Brooklyn along with Ben Stiller. Much of his early comedy career focused on stand-up and writing for shows like In Living Color. He later co-wrote the story and was an associate producer for the movie Celtic Pride, starring Damon Wayans and Dan Aykroyd.
In 1995, Quinn was hired by Saturday Night Live as a writer and featured player until 1997-1998 season, when he became a full cast member. He established himself on the show with characters such as "Lenny the Lion" and "Joe Blow", and did the recurring segment "Colin Quinn Explains the New York Times". Quinn took over as host of the Weekend Update segment in January 1998 after Norm Macdonald's firing, and anchored the segment until departing SNL in 2000. Quinn would often comment on the highly publicized media circuses such as Cli

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