“Comedy is not cool. It shouldn’t be cool, in my opinion. Every time it gets cool, that’s bad…it should never be cool. Comedy is not the winner. Comedy is not the guy that gets laid. It’s the guy that doesn’t get laid. Comedy is not the gorgeous girl, comedy is the girl that’s next to the gorgeous girl, and she’s left alone while her friend is in the back with some guy. You know what I mean? That’s comedy. It’s not the tough guy that wins the fight. It’s the guy that loses the fight.”

— Colin Quinn, in a new webseries “This Is Stand Up” by Jessica Pilot for The Village Voice. Quinn also talks up his love for The Comedy Cellar, which he used to live across the street from in the 1980s.