Posts Tagged ‘Colin Quinn’

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Girls Draws to a Close

It’s old Brooklyn meets new Brooklyn on the final season of the HBO comedy Girls. Star and creator Lena Dunham has asked Brooklyn-born Irish American comedy legend Colin Quinn to appear as one of many guest stars on the show, which chronicles the lives of hip and aimless youth (who are not so young anymore)Read more..

Roots: The Quinn Clan – Descendants of Conn

The surname Quinn is derived from the Irish word O’Cuinn meaning “descending from Conn.” Conn comes from the Irish word ceann, meaning “head,” and denotes a person of high intelligence. Since Conn was a common name, there are five separate septs of this family. They came from different parts of counties Tyrone, Longford, Clare, andRead more..

An Irish Laugh-In

Irish comedy has successfully crossed the pond, judging by the feedback from the New York Irish Comedy Festival. No less a celebrity than Moby turned up for the BBC America screening of Father Ted at Manhattan’s Tribeca Bar & Grill to open the festival, and he then quizzed co-writer Graham Linehan during the Q&A whichRead more..