Colin Quinn Explains Why Every Time Comedy Gets Cool, It’s Bad for Comedy


We talk with Colin Quinn about comedy, the Comedy Cellar in the Village, and when he used to live across the street in a one-room apartment with three other people and a pair of bunk beds.

“To me what’s funny is when somebody just lays out some secret thought in your head that you’ve never even thought about. One of the biggest compliments comedians give each other is ‘You son of a bitch, you motherfucker. You thought of that, dammit. It was right there for all of us and you fuckin’ came up with it.’ They give you props, like, ‘Bastard, that was good.’ ”

You can follow Quinn on Twitter — and be enraged by his positivity — at @iamcolinquinn.

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