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Colin Quinn Reminds Us That Comedy Shouldn't Be Controversial (TWEETS)

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If you're not following Colin Quinn (@iamcolinquinn) on Twitter, you really, really should be. If you know him only as a Weekend Update anchor -- or that guy from 'Remote Control' (oh, hi, the '80s) -- you're missing out, because he's found his true calling in 140-characters-or-less.

Monday morning, Quinn went on a sarcastic rant reminding his followers that good comedy is never controversial, and that comedians who push boundaries onstage are seriously lacking in good taste. He then proceeded to retweet pretty much every negative comment anyone fired back at him, mostly those who didn't get the joke.

Live comedy has made headlines lately, thanks to the likes of Daniel Tosh and Dane Cook being called out for telling untested material in clubs that sparked a lot more discussion on the Internet than they appeared to in the moment. Not that anyone's defending those jokes, but we just hope it doesn't result in more audience members committing the cardinal sin of recording comedians' sets without their permission. Off the top of our heads, here are a few comedians we probably would have never heard of if they had to deal with audience members policing them for good taste without their knowledge.

Colin Quinn Reminds Us Controversy Is Not Comedy
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