Colin Quinn Will Never Stop Bombing – Vulture

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In his new special for HBO Max, Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show, Colin Quinn displays much of what has made him a beloved fixture of the comedy community for the past 30 years. Quinn is clearly just as fascinated by how comedians talk about their sets as he is their actual sets, resulting in a release that is part showcase special, part documentary about making said showcase special. Acutely, A Parking Lot Comedy Show showcases Quinn’s love for comedians and bombing. When the first comedian up, Chris Distefano, pretty much bombs, it is a constant point of conversation for the rest of the hour among a lineup that includes Quinn’s new and old favorites, like Sam Jay, Rachel Feinstein, Keith Robinson, and Robert Kelly. The insistent ball-busting in the face of national tragedy will feel right at home to fans of his short-lived cult-classic panel show Tough Crowd.

On Vulture’s Good One podcast, Quinn discusses the special, why he values bombing, comedy nerds, and more. You can read some excerpts from the transcript or listen to the full episode below. Tune in to Good One every Tuesday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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