Village Voice

Colin Quinn: 'Comedy's Not the Guy that Gets Laid'

1/16/2015

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We talk with Colin Quinn about comedy, the Comedy Cellar in the village, and when he used to live above it in a small 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, damnnit. It was right there for all of us and you fuckin' came up with it.' They give you props, like, 'bastard, that was good.'"

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