Norm Macdonald and Colin Quinn, a couple of allies of “Saturday Night Live” and prominent shows on the national cabaret circuit, will join forces to fill the Samala Showroom with laughter at 20:00. Saturday March 21st at Chumash Casino Resort.
Macdonald and Quinn both anchored “Weekend Update”, the popular news-themed skit, during their separate assignments on “Saturday Night Live”. Macdonald ran the desk from 1994 to 1998, then Quinn took the reins from 1998 to 2000. Both continued to appear on TV and movies and direct the stage on their respective standing tours across the country.
Macdonald starred in the cult classic “Dirty Work” and appears in many Adam Sandler films, including “Billy Madison”. His 2011 Comedy Central special “Me Doing Stand-up” was hailed by The Guardian as one of the best stand-up specialists of all time, and Comedy Central named him among his 100 best comedians of all time . Macdonald is known for having collected all the material he used in specials and ensuring that there will never be two identical shows.
Quinn is a Brooklyn native who first gained fame as a character in the MTV TV game “Remote Control”. After his run on “Saturday Night Live”, he hosted Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn”, but received critical acclaim with his work on and off Broadway. Her personal shows include “Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake”, “Colin Quinn: Long Story Short” (also an HBO special), “Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional” (available on Netflix) and “Colin Quinn: The New York Story “, directed by Jerry Seinfeld for Netflix. His recent accolades include “Trainwreck”, “Girls” and his web series “Cop Show”, now streaming on LStudio.com.