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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:33 AM
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"Tough Crowd" with Colin Quinn
Last night I watched the entire show for the first time. What a waste. Offensive, bigoted, jingoistic, smarmy, and supremely unfunny. The token "progressives" they had on the show were repeatedly shouted down by a couple of refugees from "The Man Show". It was like "Hannity and Colmes", with Hannity on steroids.

Quinn can't enunciate. Sounds like he's drunk.

Won't be watching again.
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:37 AM
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1. I've watched this show...
...in a bar with the TV's sound turned down and the juke box blaring and the show still offended me.
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:42 AM
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2. i kind of like the show
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:43 AM by SheepyMcSheepster
i don't go out of my way to watch it, but often if i watch the daily show i end up watching a bit of tough crowd. at first i didn't like the way colin spoke, but now i kind of enjoy it. it is almost like he talks like a normal guy who doesn't speak that well publicly, and i can identify with that. he says some funny things, but it takes being able to decipher what he is actually saying. as for the guest they very from show to show, what you have to rember is these people aren't there to discuss the issues intelligently, they are there to make jokes about current events and each other. they are "comedians". so yeah, the show is supposed to be funny no enlightening.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:45 AM
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3. "Funny, not enlightening" is fine.
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:50 AM by mac56
But they can only seem to attempt it while being racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic. The "bad boy", "ain't I naughty" pose doesn't work for me.

But like what you like. Life's too short.
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Brotherjohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:45 AM
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4. The time it takes for me to switch channels after The Daily Show...
... has gotten progressively shorter and shorter.

It's down to about 0.53 seconds now.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:50 AM
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5. Me too...
Colin Quinn is a ninny! So is the other conservative boob on there...
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wug37 Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:13 AM
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6. His show sucks
It was kind of funny at first, but then he started whoring for Bush, and I haven't been able to stomach it since. I never watch it anymore. As soon as the Daily Show is over, I switch the tv over to Futurama, or Family Guy as the new lineup seems to be, on the cartoon network. I'll never watch Quinn's show again.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:17 AM
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7. Can I just say?
Colin Quinn is drunk. Comedy Central obviously doesn't care if people go on the air drunk. Have you ever watched the man show? Adam Corrola was drunkabout 95% of the time.
Duckie
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FastHorizon Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:10 AM
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9. Colin Quinn....
is a recovering alcoholic who has been sober since the age of 23.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:39 PM
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13. If that's true, I'm happy for him.
Doesn't change the fact that he sounds like he's drunk. And I often think he skipped the "learn humility" part of recovery.
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:09 AM
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8. "Tough Crowd" was probably paid to be there...
...like Dennis Miller
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:18 AM
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10. I love it!
I like watching Colin stammer and stumble around, and especially enjoy when he gets really frustrated and throws a fit. :)

I also like some of his regular guests a lot (of course they're the more moderate / liberal ones), such as Greg Giraldo and Judy Gold.

One thing I really like about his show is that it's stimulating. I may think they're moronic, primitive, ignorant, or whatever... but hearing these yahoos comedically try to defend their views is just flat out funny to me.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:00 PM
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11. It's barely tolerable, but only when the liberals are mean and funny.
The so-called conservatives (like the small-headed bald guy, the obnoxious white guy, and the obnoxious black guy) are an embarassment to public education. However, there are occasionally feisty liberals who seriously mock these losers. That's funny.

Like other posters in the thread, it's like a Western shootout when the Daily Show ends. *Click*
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:08 PM
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12. Colin Quinn: Just another whore
turning tricks for the right-wing.
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