Late night round-up: Mo Welch, Colin Quinn

Not a lot of stand-up on the late night shows this week. Mo Welch made a solid late night stand-up debut on Conan where she reminds everyone how weird it is to be from Normal, Illinois. Certainly worth a watch. Colin Quinn popped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week. Quinn did not do any stand-up, but he did give us a taste of his new one-man show

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Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State will tackle liberals and conservatives in New York debut

Colin Quinn is going to solve the political divide in this country in his new one-man show Red State Blue State. Well, he’s going to try. The Tough Crowd comedian will expose “the absurdities, hypocrisies, and calamities on both sides of the political divide,” according to a press release. This is no ‘witch hunt’ =cough, Donald=. Quinn “is here to own the libs, the conservs, and all of you in

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Comedy Cellar Underground Debate Series is serious business

There’s a table in the back corner of the Greenwich Village staple, Olive Tree Cafe, that’s marked, “Comedy Cellar Comedians Only.” A bold statement from a plain and unassuming dark brown wooden table. But if that table could talk, its words would be profane, fiery, brilliant, poignant, hilarious – and could probably do killer impressions of some of the best comedians in modern times. Co-founded in 1982, by the late

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Patrice O’Neal documentary Better Than You launches $125,000 Indiegogo campaign (Video)

Creators of the Patrice O’Neal documentary Better Than You announced today that they have started an Indiegogo campaign to generate funds for the film that will detail the life and career of a man many called “the most honest and unique voice in comedy.” “When Patrice passed away, I committed myself to completing projects for him that he had in the works,” said Von Decarlo, Better Than You producer and

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Patrice O’Neal benefit will feature Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Jim Norton and many more

Just a week and a half before the anniversary of his passing, the 3rd annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit was announced, taking place at the New York City Center. In its third year, the benefit began as the brainchild of close friend and fellow comedian Bill Burr as a way to raise money for Patrice O’Neal’s family, in the wake of the veteran comedian’s untimely death on Nov. 29, 2011

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George Carlin: Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Kelly Carlin, Jim Norton pay tribute (Exclusive video)

George Carlin way became a reality in New York City yesterday, thanks to the work of comedian Kevin Bartini, his team and thousands of supporters. Laughspin was lucky enough to be at the ceremony where hundreds of fans, friends and comedians gathered to pay tribute to the iconic comedian who died in 2008. We had the chance to chat with George’s daughter Kelly Carlin as well as Bartini, Dave Attell,

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George Carlin Way becomes reality! Watch the unveiling (Video)

It’s been three years in the making, but George Carlin Way is officially a reality. Earlier this afternoon a few hundred comedy fans and comedians damned to hell the wet, cold and incredibly windy day to gather at the corner of Morningside Drive and 121st Street in Harlem to not just see the literal unveiling of the sign but also to hear George’s daughter Kelly, older brother Patrick, George’s girlfriend

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Anthony Cumia Fired … Why Racist Twitter Rant Led To Firing From ‘Opie And Anthony’ SiriusXM Show

Anthony Cumia, one half of the radio duo Opie & Anthony, was fired on Friday following what many are describing as a shocking racist Twitter rant. The rant came after Cumia was allegedly attacked by an African-American woman in Times Square. “SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony channel,” said Patrick Reilly, the Senior Vice President of Communications for SiriusXM.”The decision was made, and Cumia informed,

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 84: Live with guests Colin Quinn, W. Kamau Bell and Dave Hill

We change things up on a new episode of the Laughspin Podcast. For the first time, we’re live and in front of an audience. This special episode was produced for the NY Podfest and was recorded on Sunday, Jan. 25 at Fontana’s in New York. Our guests were comedians Colin Quinn, W. Kamau Bell and Dave Hill. Before taking questions from the audience, we had some great discussions about the

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Colin Quinn: ‘Unconstitutional’ in Toronto at JFL 42 (Review)

TORONTO – Just For Laugh’s JFL 42, a 10-Day comedy festival in Toronto featuring 42 different acts, kicked off this week– and I made the trek through the rain from Kitchener this weekend for my first night of coverage. Colin Quinn performed Unconstitutional, his one-man show on the American Constitution, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. And if anyone had doubts Quinn could make American history funny and entertaining to a

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 67: Patrice O’Neal, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Quinn, Dave Chappelle

This week we listen to an unreleased track from Patrice O’Neal, which appears on a new album — fittingly titled Unreleased — out on Aug. 20. We also sample a portion of Colin Quinn’s keynote address at last week’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal (you can listen to the entire thing here), and we hear Jason Sudeikis tell David Letterman about his departure from Saturday Night Live. Plus: news

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Eddie Izzard leads stellar multi-national comedy crew at Just For Laughs gala

MONTREAL — If the Just For Laughs comedy festival is an international hub for the transcendent language of laughter, then Eddie Izzard could well be its regional traffic director, pointing French and English and Malaysian and Moroccan comedians and comedy fans toward a place of universal hilarity. As this year’s host to the festival’s staple United Nations of Comedy Gala, the redoubtable legend of scintillating stand-up (and eye makeup) ushered

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Listen to Colin Quinn’s keynote address at ComedyPro conference at Just For Laughs (Exclusive)

MONTREAL — Among the comedy peerage, Colin Quinn has always been a bit of a difficult peg to fit into any specific hilarity hole. (Yup, hilarity hole.) Industry types have tried shuffling him into one label or another, and a series of short-lived projects followed as a result. We all remember Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, the fan favorite, prematurely canceled current events roundup show on Comedy Central. We also

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Colin Quinn’s theater show ‘Unconstitutional’ gets second run, will tour the country

Colin Quinn’s critically acclaimed stage show Unconstitutional will get a second life. Following its five-week run at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York, the historical comedy will open again on July 4, but this time at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The 70-minute show finds the veteran comedian and creator of the prematurely canceled Tough Crowd on Comedy Central, “tackling 226 years of American Constitutional calamities in 70 minutes,” according

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Patrice O’Neal benefit will include Bill Burr, Colin Quinn, Jim Norton, Dave Attell and more

Today marks the one-year anniversary of comedian Patrice O’Neal’s death, so it’s appropriate, then, that a live show in honor of the man has been announced. On Feb. 19 at 8 pm at the New York City Center, comedians Colin Quinn, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos, Keith Robinson, Ian Edwards, Wil Sylvince and Marina Franklin will join onstage to raise money for O’Neal’s mother and

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