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AG78 Donating Member (840 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:06 AM
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Tonight's Tough Crowd
with Colin Quinn will have Garofalo, Chuck D., Winstead, and Franken as the guests. Might be a good show.
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CulturalNomad Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:09 AM
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1. Interested to see what DUers think of Colin Quinn....
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:13 AM
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4. He's the most unfunny human ever...
Edited on Tue May-25-04 11:15 AM by Richardo
...and part of the totally unfunny, unholy trinity of Quinn, Jim Breuer and Denis O'Leary. Who knew three Irish guys could be SO pathetic?

And this has nothing to do with politics. He just sucks every granule of humor out of everything that stumbles its way out of his incoherent pie-hole.
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IrateCitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:15 AM
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7. I would agree with that comedic assessment of Quinn
Leary comes across as just too pissed off at everyone and everything to be funny.

I'd disagree slightly on Breuer, though. He was kind of funny in Half Baked, and I've seen his stand-up in a skit format on Comedy Central, and the piece he does about how different drinks act in your stomach is pretty funny.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:15 AM
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9. I think he's great
He's a bit daft politically speaking, but you can tell he's trying to open a dialogue on controversial subjects and that counts for something with me. I like his show a lot, even though I get a bit miffed watching it sometimes.
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Monte Carlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:39 AM
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19. I think Quinn's a funny guy...
... most of the time. He's a hyper (cocaine will do that) guy, kind of an Irish crank, but you've got to love him for what he is.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:40 AM
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21. His timing is poor, his delivery halting, his voice gruffly shrill....
And it's obvious he's not very bright. He can't deliver a punch line off a cue card without sounding like the idjit football player in the back of the class being forced to read "King Lear" out loud.

And this is all without bringing his politics into question.

Even without the politics, Quinn is a poor comic. His appeal seems to be that of the drunken bullying boor, spanking nerds with a wet towel in the locker room. If you think that shit is funny, then you probably think Colin Quinn is funny. But to me, the best humor should be a revenge of the repressed, like Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks, Lenny Bruce, you know, the powerless getting back at the powerful, not the other way around.
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narcjen Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:10 AM
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2. I heard Quinn was on Air America

but didn't catch the show. Must have been a good time.

I'll be sure to tune in to Comedy Central tonight!
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IrateCitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:12 AM
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3. Jeanine Garofalo speaks highly of him
I've heard her say that she likes Colin Quinn -- she just gets pissed off at his show sometimes, because it gives comics with RW political views a forum for airing an agenda totally lacking in factual basis.

She says that Colin himself is more of a middle-of-the-road kind of guy, tending a bit toward the left.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:14 AM
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5. Nothing about "funny" though, right?
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IrateCitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:16 AM
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12. Right. I fully agree about Quinn's "un-funniness"
I haven't ever seen him do ANYTHING that made me laugh. Not his stand-up (which sucks), not the SNL News (which sucked) -- nothing.
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Jmeyers130 Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:15 AM
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6. not fond of him, but...
with Garofalo, Franken, and Chuck D, it will be a Dems paradise on the show.

Anybody know when Bill Maher comes back on HBO? I know he'll be around all throughout the election season, but I don't remember when the show starts back up.
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:28 AM
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17. Think it's sometime
in July. Guess now is as good a time to take his break as any so he'll be on during the conventions.
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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:25 AM
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16. Colin has said he'd support Bush right now
that was a few weeks ago, he is on the right of many issues but he is open minded and doesn't shout down any of guests
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:15 AM
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8. Someone should please tape it and post excerpts (nt)
nt
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obnoxiousdrunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:16 AM
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10. I think Colin
is Chimp supporter and leans more towards the right, if you read between the lines.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:16 AM
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11. What do I watch tonight?
John Stewart, Howard Stern, Storm Stories, Letterman or this? Tough decisions
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:20 AM
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13. His show usually follows Jon Stewart's
So no conflict there.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:21 AM
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14. That's true.
And Stern is earlier. I guess I can watch the first half of storm stories.
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:23 AM
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15. How did Colin Quinn ever manage to get a career in show biz?
They guy's flat-out not funny. He sucked on Saturday Night Live...he sucked as an MTV veejay. I've never seen him do anything that I would consider warranting his success in entertainment. So who does he know? That's the only explanation I can think of.
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K-W Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:33 AM
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He paid his dues doing stand up.
He has gotten less funny with age, when he was younger he was markedly better. He is one of those comics who isnt a terribly funny guy but comes up with funny stuff sometimes. But to answer your question hes got connections. He was a fixture of the NY comedy scene and made lots of connections. Plus he was on SNL and peopple know his name, which is cred that gets him opportunities.

He should just stay away from politics, he always rejects thinking about things instead going for the knee jerk reaction that will get him the most laughs and make him sound most cooly distant.
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Jmeyers130 Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:46 PM
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24. before you ask that
Ask how Shrubya ever got a career in politics as governor of the worst state ever followed by president of what is becoming the worst country ever behind Nazi Germany and Khmer Rouge Cambodia and such
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:33 AM
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18. Quinn...
... is a moron...

... is as funny as a wet sneeze...

... often has bigger morons for guests...

I've only watched him because he follows the superb Jon Stewart.

His 15 minutes are bound to be up soon.
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:40 AM
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20. I can't change the channel fast enough after The Daily Show
Especially since the Family Guy is next, on the Cartoon Network.


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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:42 AM
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22. Colin Quinn is helping my reflexes
I can now find the remote and change the channel faster than the speed of unfunny. Seriously though. They cut from the Daily Show to the the Unfunny Show so fast that you are still laughing when all the funny suddenly gets sucked out of the air by Quinn's clumsy attempt at imitating Don Rickles.
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:11 PM
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23. I don't know if he's a Buxh supporter
I think he plays that ground zero card....."The terrorists bombed MY hometown, Not yours."
He probably can't differentiate between Arabs and terrorists.
I think he "supports the troops", as warhawks like to say.
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