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Interview: Colin Quinn (JFL42)

Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore speaks with comedian Colin Quinn on his JFL42 appearance, politics, his roles in 'Girls' and 'Trainwreck' and his success on Broadway.

WHO: Colin Quinn

WHAT: In Toronto for JFL42

WHERE: Second City & Queen Elizabeth Theatre

WHEN: Friday, September 29th (12:45pm & 9pm)






Because he’s starred in numerous numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway hits

Because he stole the show as Hermie on HBO’s Girls and as Amy Schumer’s dad in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck

Because he’s all over Netflix with Colin Quinn The New York Story (directed by Jerry Seinfeld), Colin Quinn Unconstitutional and a role in Adam Sandler’s original “Sandy Wexler”


Colin Quinn is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. On television, he is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he anchored Weekend Update, on MTV's 1980s game show Remote Control, where he served as the announcer/sidekick, and as host of Comedy Central's late-night panel show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Notable film work includes his role as Dooey in A Night at the Roxbury, Dickey Bailey in the Grown Ups films and playing Amy Schumer's father in the film Trainwreck. Comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Attell cite him as the quintessential New York comedian.

Quinn has also become known for his comedic one-man shows that offer his unique takes on history and growing up in New York City. As of 2015, he has written and starred in five shows: Irish Wake, My Two Cents, Long Story Short, Unconstitutional, and The New York Story, two of which he collaborated on with Seinfeld as director. Long Story Short was filmed as an HBO special that aired on April 9, 2011 and Unconstitutional and The New York Story were released as Netflix specials.


Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the Jazz FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.

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