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Why Colin Quinn Turned Down An 'Infuriating' Part On 'Law & Order'

06/11/2015 04:27 pm ET | Updated Jun 11, 2015

Back in February, Colin Quinn said he considers it an insult that in all his years of "quasi-fame," he's never gotten the chance to guest star on "Law & Order." But that's partially his own doing. The comedian told HuffPost Live on Thursday that he actually was asked to appear in an episode of "Law & Order: SVU," but he refused to play the part.

At the center of the episode was "a director who's like a sexual predator," but Quinn soon realized he wasn't up for that part. Instead, he was offered a role so terrible that he thought it was a joke, he told host Ricky Camilleri.

"If that's their idea of a part for me, it's more infuriating than if they didn't offer me anything," Quinn said.

Find out what that awful role was in the video above, and click here to see the full HuffPost Live conversation about Quinn's new book, The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America.

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