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One In Every Crowd: SNL to Comedy Central to Broadway to Ridgefield Playhouse, Colin Quinn on January 11

Colin Quinn brings “One In Every Crowd” to The Ridgefield Playhouse on January 11

From the old MTV days to SNL to Comedy Central to Broadway, Colin Quinn is apparently refusing to leave the business. So if you enjoyed his other one man shows at The Ridgefield Playhouse, or if you are a fan of sardonic humor and are looking for intelligent laughs, come see his new show “One In Every Crowd.”  Quinn, who got his big break as the comic foil sidekick on the MTV game show a "Remote Control" and for his five-year stint on "Saturday Night Live" in 1995-2000, returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, January 11 at 8pm as part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series. 

Quinn was on "Remote Control" for five seasons, starting in 1987. On "SNL" he hosted the Weekend Update segment from 1998-2000.  He later was on "The Colin Quinn Show" on NBC and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" on Comedy Central.  In 2010, Quinn premiered his one-man show "Colin Quinn: Long Story Short" on Broadway. A satirical look at the history of the world, a recorded version that ran on HBO was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011. 

Two other of his one-man shows, “Unconstitutional” and” The New York Story” were released as Netflix specials.  He's also had roles in a dozen movies, such as playing Adam Sandler’s childhood rival in Sandler’s 2010 film "Grown Ups" and its 2013 sequel, and more recently played Amy Schumer’s father in her 2015 film “Trainwreck.”  Quinn also has continued to do stand-up comedy, and had a recurring part on the first few seasons of HBO's comedy series "Girls.”  Make it a great night out with dinner and a show – visitGALLO (5 Grove Street, Ridgefield) for dinner before the show and get a free glass of house wine with your entrée when you present your tickets!  Media sponsor for the event is 99.1fm WPLR.

Colin Quinn has written several screenplays including “Celtic Pride,” a film that made it to the big screen starring Dan Aykroyd and Daniel Stern as obsessive Boston Celtic fans who kidnap the opposing team’s best player to improve chances that the Celtics will win the championship game.  Quinn has also appeared in movies, including “Who's the Man,” “Married to the Mob,” “The Roxbury Guys” and “Comedian.” 

For tickets ($50), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  Available for $25 by calling box office (203) 438-5795! The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.

 

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