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PR # 63 October 17, 2008


The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch will present a performance by comedian Colin Quinn, Saturday, November 15, at 8 p.m. The evening is part of the 2008-2009 Major Artists Series . Tickets cost $25 and $30.

Whether you know comedian Colin Quinn from HBO, Saturday Night Live or Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn ?you know him as a funny man. Enjoy his crazy antics as he?s standing up live on the Theatre?s stage.

Quinn started his career as a stand-up comic in 1985, performing in such Manhattan clubs as Caroline?s and The Comic Strip. In 1987 he started a three-year stint as co-host of MTV?s popular game show, Remote Control . At the end of that show?s run, he hosted his own MTV show, Colin Quinn?s Manly World , a sports/comedy show. He also wrote and starred with Ben Stiller in the comedy short, Going Back to Brooklyn (October 1989). In the early '90s he took on hosting duties for A&E?s Caroline's Comedy Hour , a weekly show that presented new and established stand-up comics.

In addition to his television work, Quinn has appeared in such movies as Who?s the Man? , Married to the Mob , The Roxbury Guys and Comedian . He also has written several screenplays, one of which, Celtic Pride , made it to the big screen.

In 1995 Quinn was hired as a writer/feature player for NBC?s Saturday Night Live and became a full-time cast member in September 1997. In that role, he appeared on ?Weekend Update? as ?Lenny the Lion? and ?Joe Blow.? In January 1998 he debuted as the ?Weekend Update? anchor, succeeding Norm MacDonald. Quinn?s recent work includes Comedy Central?s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn , an ?in-your-face? discussion forum with other stand-up comedians. The show ran for three seasons.

For the fifth year in a row, Courier News readers voted The Theatre at RVCC as the ?Best of the Best? in 2008 in the ?Playhouse/Theater? category.

This season The Theatre at RVCC will present the Major Artists Series ; the 17th annual Merck Series , made possible by a generous grant from The Merck Company Foundation; School-Time Performances , a series for teachers and students grades pre-K to 12; the Family Series , a series of events designed specially for families with older children; and the Sampler Series , a series of transformational events for children and their families. The 2008-2009 season also includes a new series, Tuesdays with Stories , which features great American literature performed by solo actors from The American Place Theatre.

A variety of subscribers? packages are available. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org . Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for a variety of performances.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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