Quinn was born in Brooklyn the son of teachers and was raised in the Park Slope section of the borough. At the end of each Weekend Update segment he would use the catchphrase "That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Saturday Night Live
In 1995 Quinn was hired by Saturday Night Live as a writer and featured player until 1997–1998 season when he became a full cast member.
Colin Edward Quinn (born June 6 1959) is an American stand-up comedian and writer best known for his five years in the cast of Saturday Night Live as the sidekick/announcer of MTV's late 1980s gameshow Remote Control and as host of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central from 2002–2004.