Brian Quinn Biography

Brian Quinn (Q) is an American comedian. Let’s have a look at his family, personal life, career, achievements and some fun facts.

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Birthday: March 14, 1976

Nationality: American

Famous: Comedians Stand-up Comedians

Age: 44 Years, 44 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Pisces

Born in: Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA

Famous as: Comedian, Actor

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Males

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City: New York City, Staten Island, New York

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: Monsignor Farrell High School, Staten Island, New York; Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York City

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Brian Quinn or Q as he is popularly known to his fans and followers, is part of the celebrated American comedy troupe ‘The Tendeloins’, alongside James “Murr” Murray, Joseph “Joe” Gatto and Salvatore “Sal” Vulcano. He has made regular appearances alongside his troupe members in the primetime comedy television series ‘Impractical Jokers’ in 2011. Hilarious to the point of fault, Quinn is famous for his impeccable comic timing and the craziest of pranks imaginable. A former firefighter, Quinn found fame quite late in his life, yet he is determined to make the most of it. He has serious following among comedy-buffs and is always coming up with something to keep them interested. From pranks to sketches, from live shows to webisodes, he has proved his worth in all arena of comedy. He is also quite popular on social media with thousands of followers in Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Brian met his troupe mates while in high school, during freshman year. They found out that they have this common interest for drama and decided to form a group cultivating their improve skills. They wanted to name the group with a word that was silly and that made people uncomfortable. They settled on the word Tenderloins and named the group so.
  • The four high school mates drifted apart after graduation, each deciding to do their own thing. Brian attended Brooklyn College and after that joined the Fire Department, New York, as a Firefighter. He worked at the Ladder Company 86/Engine 166 for seven years. He still occasionally returns to meet with his FDNY colleagues.
  • Brian and his troupe mates reunited once again in late 1990s and decided to take their talents in improve to the mainstream. The ‘Tenderloins’ started meeting at Joe Gattos place to hone their skills several times each week and after six months, they began their live show journey in 1999. They performed improve and sketch comedy continuously for a few years around the country in various cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami.
  • Brian and his three best friends graduated to filmed comedy sketches in 2006, making short comedy videos and uploading them to platforms like YouTube and Myspace. Their videos received huge viewership catapulting Brian, Joe, Murr and Sal into worldwide celebrities.
  • The Tenderloins even participated in comedy competitions in television and won ‘It’s Your Show’, hosted by NBC, bagging the grand prize of 100,000 USD.
  • Huge popularity, raving success and wide audience range prompted Brian and his troupe mates to take their talent on a more primetime level. The result was this path breaking show on truTV, which The Tenderloins produced and starred, deciding to call the show ‘Impractical Jokers’ in 2011. The show premiered on December 15, the same year, and consisted of 17 episodes. In the show, Brian and his friends made use of hidden camera to prank and play jokes on complete strangers as well as on others. They also introduced dares where they will challenge common people, each other as well as celebrities to take up some crazy act as a dare. Each episode ended with the jokers with most amounts of failures to undergo a punishment that is decided by the winning joker. These punishments become the stuff of the myths as each one came out as far crazier than the previous one. The show currently airs on TruTV and is running the seventh season. It also runs on other networks in different countries such as Canada, Australia and India.
  • Brian also started doing podcasts actively with other members of the group from 2012. The podcasts are popular downloads at the iTunes stores. Brian Quinn has also joined as the presenter of other popular podcasts. The show runs on SModcast Podcast Network and is called ‘Tell 'Em Steve-Dave!’. Brian is the third host of the podcast which regularly features various personalities from the field of comedy and improv.
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What Makes Brian Quinn So Special
  • Brian Quinn is extremely funny in a weird, slightly unhinged sort of a way. The trait in his comedy is apparent from the various episodes of ‘Impractical Jokers’ where his tasks and punishments were probably the most funny of all.
  • He is also very attached to his past. He regularly keeps in touch with his former colleagues and in the past has donated a big chunk of his earnings (about 50,000 USDs) to his former fire house. Being true to his roots is something that sets Brian apart from a host of other celebrities.
Personal Life
  • Apart from his professional past, not much is known about Brian’s personal life. During the filming of Impractical Jokers, Brian suffered from serious bouts of encephalitis and meningitis, which forced him to miss a lot of episodes. Out of the four of his groups, he has filmed the least number of episodes in Impractical Jokers.
  • He has also landed himself in a few altercations. When he was in Germany for some shows, he got arrested by the authorities for disorderly conduct. He entered into an altercation with the police and was punched in the face by a German police officer knocking his teeth out. He was thrown in jail but was later bailed out by his teammates.

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