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Mary J. Blige Casts Deciding Vote in a Shopping Argument on 'The Marriage Ref' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 25th 2011 3:21AM
Mary J. Blige, 'The Marriage Ref'It was a little unfair for Michael when he and his wife, Dora, were participants on 'The Marriage Ref' (Sun., 10PM ET on NBC). Their problem boiled down to a classic difference between the sexes, which mean the panel was more than likely going to vote down gender lines.

With Lauren Graham, Colin Quinn and Mary J. Blige sitting on the stage, Michael was outnumbered, and he knew it.

The issue was one of shopping. Michael hated it and didn't want to do it, but Dora wanted him to come with her and be supportive of how she liked to shop. Quinn backed Michael, though he took it further than even Michael probably was intending.

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Colin Quinn Talks 'Long Story Short,' Seinfeld & 'SNL,' Plus Exclusive Poster Art

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 1st 2011 9:00AM
Colin Quinn Long Story ShortThere is a bit in Colin Quinn's new one-man show, 'Long Story Short,' that sums up Quinn's view of the world, where he compares the global political climate to a bar at 3:30 in the morning. America is the loudmouth guy in a bad mood looking for a fight. North Korea is outside leaning on South Korea's car, waiting for them to come out. Iran is the scary guy everyone thinks is really drunk, but even scarier, he's sober.

This is the worldview of a guy who probably reads the newspaper in the early afternoon nursing a steady stream of pints at the pub. "I like to run the bigger picture of the world," Quinn told AOL TV. "Then of course, just being around bars so much, I guess it's the first thing I think about."

Quinn is no stranger to one-man shows. While he was the Weekend Update anchor on 'Saturday Night Live' in 1998, he drew great reviews for his 'Irish Wake,' something he hopes to revive if 'Long Story Short' does well on HBO (premieres Sat., April 9, 10PM ET).

We've got an exclusive first look at the special's poster -- click the image (right) to see it larger.

It has a lot going for it: It's Quinn's best, most coherent work, taking a pessimistic view of most of recorded history, peppered with his more personal observations. It was also directed by Quinn's longtime friend, Jerry Seinfeld (he helmed the HBO version and the Broadway run). Plus, he mentions Snooki, which will always draw a few curious people these days.

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Colin Quinn: Maybe Mayans Were Right, World Really Will End in 2012 (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 25th 2011 6:30AM
Colin Quinn Talks ApocalypseWere the Mayans right? On 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC), Colin Quinn joked that they "nailed it" when predicting the world would end in 2012. Recent natural disasters and global events certainly aren't comforting.

"Next year is gonna be weird. Every time it rains for like more than 20 minutes, you're gonna go, 'Uh-oh, this is the end. Here it goes,'" Quinn said. Jimmy Fallon added, "Start building the ark!"

However, the comedian figured, "If there really is an Apocalypse next year ... we'll all be there during the fall of man," making us celebrities in heaven. According to him, such eyewitness access will trump the likes of William Shakespeare and Socrates in popularity.

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Colin Quinn, Carrie Fisher Point Out Julian Assange's Resemblance to Neil Patrick Harris (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 10th 2010 2:15PM
Neil Patrick Harris: Actor, singer and ... evil incarnate? Colin Quinn and Carrie Fisher joke on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC) that WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is an unappealing character, particularly because of his resemblance to Harris.

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Colin Quinn Gets On Joy Behar's Case (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 23rd 2010 2:02PM
The ViewYou can't blame Joy Behar for forgetting the name of Colin Quinn's new live show this morning on 'The View' (weekdays 11AM ET on ABC). Not only does she co-host this daily show but she has a show every night over on CNN Headline News too, so she'd probably forget everything if it wasn't in front of her on a blue card (side note: how did blue become the card color of choice for talk show hosts?).

Quinn doesn't let her off the hook though, since they've known each other for years. That's what good friends do: try to insult and embarrass you at every opportunity. That's probably even more so in the world of stand-up comics.

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Short-Lived Shows: Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 19th 2006 3:57PM
Colin QuinnBased on his stand-up and his work on Saturday Night Live, I always gathered that Colin Quinn wanted to be seen as an everyman, the sort of guy you could have a beer with and watch a football game; somebody who wouldn't be offended if you swore or cracked an off-color joke. Whether or not this also made him funny is, like anything else, subjective, but his comedy show/gabfest on Comedy Central certainly had a unique approach, though I'm not certain I watched it because I enjoyed it, or because it followed The Daily Show and I wasn't really doing anything else at the time. The basic idea of the show is that Quinn and four comedians (some regulars, some guests) would talk about current events and what annoyed them. Quinn's theory was that comedians always told the truth and never held back, which is true, and it gave the show an edginess other shows didn't have. The reason the series didn't last, I feel, is that uninformed opinions, even in the guise of jokes, grow tiresome after awhile, and the novelty of the show wore off quickly. Once in awhile a more thoughtful comedian would appear on the show, but was typically shouted down by the regulars. That's fine, since it was a comedy show after all, but listening to five guys prattle on about subjects they know nothing about gets old no matter how you dress it up.

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